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Understanding criminal cases

The vast majority of people are fortunate enough to never experience our country's criminal justice system first-hand. However, there are of course thousands of crimes committed every day, and it is a simple fact that law enforcement authorities do not always apprehend the right criminal on the first attempt every time. For Florida residents who are wrongfully accused or who have never been accused of a crime before, the criminal justice system may be completely foreign. Understanding a bit more about how the process works may help you remain calm.

You must defend yourself from criminal charges

If you have been accused of a crime, no matter how severe, the most important thing for you to focus on is your defense. The unfortunate truth is that our country's justice system is not perfect, and innocent people sometimes do get convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty, but courts can only make the best determination of guilt based on the information and evidence that is presented to them, so it is imperative that you build a solid defense case that proves your innocence.

Lengthy investigation ends in multiple drug crime arrests

Authorities in Florida do not shirk their duties when it comes to drug crimes. They will take as much time as they need to investigate accusations and suspicions of a drug crime, and when they feel that they have all the evidence they need, your life could be turned upside down in an instant. Whether you are accused of drug trafficking, drug possession or any other such crime, it may prove to be in your best interests to meet with a defense attorney immediately. The consequences of a conviction could be catastrophic.

You must take criminal defense charges seriously

It may seem obvious, but criminal charges are extremely serious, and you must defend against them. In a perfect world, if you were charged with a crime and you were innocent, you would not have to worry about a thing. Unfortunately, even if you are innocent, you could still be convicted if the prosecution makes a better case for your guilt than you make for your innocence. In Florida, just like the other states, you are innocent until proven guilty; however, that does not mean that you don't have to defend your innocence.

An overview of drug arrests

Drug crimes have become increasingly notorious in the last few decades, perhaps most notably after President Nixon's "War on Drugs" began to gain momentum. While dangerous illegal drugs are a real concern for our country, the stigma around drug charges can be detrimental to reputations, and the zeal with which some law enforcement agencies go after drug offenses can sometimes lead to erroneous charges. This may be especially true in Florida, where drug trafficking seems to be a larger threat than in many other areas of the country.

Florida Governor signs new 'Stand Your Ground' law

Thanks to a glut of high profile cases, Florida’s “stand your ground” laws have been the topic of much discussion in recent years. Essentially, these laws can be used as a criminal defense — or provide immunity from prosecution —if you are accused of injuring someone who is attacking you or entering your property unlawfully.

Florida judge allegedly assaults a public defender

As a defendant accused of a criminal offense, you want to believe that the judge in your case will be impartial and will give you the same rights afforded everyone in this country. Facing serious criminal charges can do irreparable damage to you reputation both professionally and personally, so you and your attorney want to mount the best criminal defense possible to clear your name.

Palm Beach detective jailed for lying about drug buy

They are charged with a sacred duty to serve and protect and, as such, we rightly hold them to a higher standard of ethics than the average citizen. Police officers are given greater powers in order to keep us safe, so when one breaks that trust, it can shake a community to the core.

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