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Arrested For Domestic Violence With No Prior Criminal Record?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Domestic violence as defined in Florida is very often a crime of passion, so to speak; it is not out of the realm of possibility that someone who has never been in trouble with the law before may simply see red. If you have acted in this way and now face charges, know that… Read More »

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Fort Walton Beach Woman Charged In ‘Domestic’ Shooting

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

On the night of June 23, 2021, a 25-year old man died at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after his girlfriend shot him in a domestic dispute. The girlfriend was charged with “domestic violence-related negligent homicide” in the death, but it remains to be seen what that will translate to in terms of sentencing… Read More »

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Prescription Drug Fraud In Florida

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

In the 1990s and 2000s, Florida was notorious for its spread of “pill mills,” where people could obtain opioids like oxycodone via illicit or fake prescriptions. As a result, the reaction was severe; by the 2010s, Florida tightened its laws relating to opioids and prescription pills in general. Instead of eliminating the problem, however,… Read More »

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Dealer Sentenced To Life For Ordering Overdose Victim’s Body Dumped

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

On June 25, 2021, a federal judge in Tampa sentenced a drug dealer to life in prison after ordering the body of a deceased overdose victim to be dumped in a vacant lot. The dealer and his girlfriend were charged with and found guilty of several drug distribution offenses, including conspiracy to distribute both… Read More »

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Stalking & Florida Domestic Violence

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Florida’s domestic violence law specifies certain crimes that automatically qualify as domestic violence if perpetrated by one “family or household member” against another. Stalking and aggravated stalking are on that list, which means in the long run that if someone is convicted of stalking a family or household member, the offense will be treated… Read More »

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Are There Any Defenses To Drug Possession Charges?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Florida law treats even simple drug possession, without any intent to sell, as a serious crime. If you are charged and convicted, the prison sentence is relatively minor, but the consequences can be wide-ranging. Because of this, some drug possession defendants choose to assert what are known as affirmative defenses. While some cases are… Read More »

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Death And Domestic Violence

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

In 2018, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement cataloged over 200 instances of criminal homicide and manslaughter that were linked to domestic violence. While injuries are the much more likely outcome of domestic violence than death, the fact remains that homicides do happen, and the penalties are justifiably stiff. If you have found yourself… Read More »

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Florida Drug Trafficking Vs. Drug Possession

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

If you have been charged with a drug offense in Florida, it is crucial to take it seriously. Because of the state’s history with drugs, any kind of drug-related conviction carries stiff penalties in Florida, and prosecutors are zealous in making examples of people. That said, it is important to be aware of exactly… Read More »

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