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July 2015 Archives

Experienced legal aid for Floridians accused of domestic violence

Domestic violence allegations are among the most frightening, disheartening and in some cases embarrassing allegations that an individual can face. Even if no actual violence occurred, being arrested and charged with a domestic violence crime can cause you to be removed from your house and taken away in handcuffs, sometimes in front of your children and neighbors. This can have a profound negative impact on your reputation, even if you are eventually acquitted or the charges are dropped.

What to expect from an arrest in Florida

While our country prides itself on offering citizens certain unalienable rights, there are some rights that can vary depending on the state you are in. In Florida, if a law enforcement officer ever takes you into custody, you will officially be under arrest; it is important to remember that law enforcement officials tell you why you are under arrest and identify themselves. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that you can be detained without being arrested, depending on the circumstances.

Defense against wrongful drunk driving charges

We all do our best to drive as safely as we can, because nobody gets into a car wanting to be involved in an accident. However, sometimes circumstances require that we drive in situations we otherwise would not be driving in. For example, if you are consoling a dear friend early into the morning, you may still have to get up and drive to work. Operating on only a few hours of sleep is risky, and it could affect your driving habits.

How common are false rape reports?

There are some cases of sexual assault that are cut-and-dry: the accused fingerprints and fluids are found on the victim's clothes or person, or the accused has a concrete alibi for where they were when the assault allegedly occurred. But for one reason or another, sex crimes are not always that simple. In many cases, a thorough investigation must be launched into the details of the sex crime in order to determine what happened.

More than 20 Floridians arrested on drug charges

An undercover operation in Nassau County, targeted specifically at Fernandina Beach and the surrounding areas, recently resulted in more than 20 arrests for various drug crimes. The raids also let to the confiscation of nearly 10 different kinds of drugs, ranging from morphine and Xanax to marijuana and crack cocaine, and three vehicles, as well as nearly $600 in cash. Some individuals were arrested for selling the drugs, others for possession, and two individuals no have outstanding warrants for their arrest.

The importance of legal aid for violent crimes

Violent crimes are a multifaceted and complex legal area, with many different possible charges and accusations. There are varying degrees many violent crimes, and the subtle differences between them can have serious ramifications in your case and the legal consequences you may face if you are accused. For example, the legal penalties for first degree murder are significantly higher than those of a second degree murder, and the penalties for manslaughter are lesser than second degree murder.

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