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Convicted drunk driver prepares for retrial

If you are charged with a crime, there is one thing that you should remember; no matter what the circumstances, you are innocent until proven guilty. No matter how dire the situation seems, even if you believe that there is no chance that you will avoid a conviction, you should still consult with an attorney and mount a legal defense. Even if you are convicted, the fight is not necessarily over, and you should always be searching for ways to defend yourself and prove your innocence.

Legal Marijuana? Not In Florida.

With marijuana legal in some states for recreational use and legal in others if you have a doctor's prescription, it's easy assume that possession is marijuana is no longer a crime. This is not the case in Florida. You could end up with a criminal record simply because you were unaware of the law.

Just because you obtained cannabis legally in another state does not mean it is legal when you bring it into Florida. If you are arrested for possession of marijuana, it is important to seek prompt legal advice from a Florida attorney before you make any statements that could be incriminating.

Consider carefully before filing domestic violence charges

Domestic abuse is a terrifying thing, and one of the most frightening and serious criminal acts under the law. It is a special kind of torture in which victims face emotional, psychological and sometimes physical trauma on a daily basis, and there is often nowhere for them to seek refuge. Because of the severity of domestic violence, the state takes such accusations very seriously. That is why you should not bring charges without good reason.

Are you a criminal suspect? Here's what you need to know

The vast majority of American citizens and Florida residents are not criminals, and even those who have been convicted of criminal activity are not necessarily criminals. Obviously they are criminals in the eyes of the law, but wrongful convictions are not unheard of. This is important to remember because all too many people think that just because they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Florida law covers many different drug crimes

As you probably know, Florida law has very extensive establishments when it comes to drug charges, which is necessary because there are so many different types and classifications of crimes when drugs are involved. The activity in question will change the possible punishment of a conviction, and the substance in question will also play a role in determining legal penalties. Because there are so many variables, it is imperative that those who are accused of drug crimes seek legal aid as soon as possible.

Suspects wanted following Florida triple homicide

Florida deputies were recently met with a tragic scene in Lakeland when they responded to an early morning call about people being shot at a residence. Upon arriving, the deputies discovered the bodies of three young adults: two female and one male, and they also found a critically wounded teenager who had been shot. The county sheriff believes that drugs may have been involved in the shooting, including suggesting the possibility of Miami residents being involved.

Defense options for criminal charges

Even though residents of the United States, including those in Florida, are considered innocent until proven guilty when it comes to criminal charges, that does not mean that those who are accused of a crime should not take their legal defense seriously. No matter what your circumstances, you can likely benefit from legal aid in your criminal defense, so you may wish to consider consulting with an attorney. There are many different options you could use to prove your innocence.

Holidays may bring more DUI arrests

The holiday season is in full swing, and many people are getting together with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate. Of course, there is a great deal of travel involved in the holidays, and for many people, family gatherings and social parties involve drinking. Travel and drinking do not mix well in the eyes of the law. As a result, many law enforcement officials, including those in Florida, are likely out in force attempting to catch any drunk drivers on the road.

What are Florida's sexual battery laws?

In many states, most sex crimes are given their own classification, treated as separate crimes. This is not the case with Florida law, where many different sex-related crimes all fall under the umbrella of sexual battery. Previously independent crimes such as rape and sodomy are examples of the types of offenses that fall under sexual battery laws. As a result of this, the statutes, defenses and requirements are the same for many sex crimes in Florida.

Drug possession in Florida

Almost every citizen in the United States knows that many types of drugs and controlled substances are illegal to manufacture, distribute and even possess. Simply being found with a few grams of cocaine on your person or in your car could be enough to land you in prison for years and give you a criminal record. In Florida, possession of many of these substances is a third-degree felony, meaning the legal penalties are extremely severe.

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