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SelfDef2 February 26, 2021

Domestic Violence & Self-Defense

Being arrested and charged with domestic violence can leave a person shell-shocked, especially if they have never been in trouble with the law before. However, that shell shock can put you in even more serious trouble, because you may neglect to divulge any potential mitigating factors if you are too frightened or too stunned… Read More »

Marijuana5 February 25, 2021

Bill In Florida Senate Aims To Overturn Minor Marijuana Convictions

On December 8, Senator Randolph Bracee introduced a new bill aiming to expunge convictions for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana in Florida. As of this writing, no debate has occurred on the bill yet, but changing attitudes in the state would seem to be leading in a positive direction for Senator Bracee’s… Read More »

Arrest_Bars February 19, 2021

What Happens After A Domestic Violence Arrest?

Not all domestic violence cases are created equal, though Florida treats them very similarly. The procedures after you are arrested do not, as a rule, vary much, whether you have been involved in a minor incident or you have committed a serious violent crime. However, there are certain points where you have choices to… Read More »

FedCrime2 February 18, 2021

State vs. Federal Drug Crimes

If someone in Florida is arrested and charged with drug possession, they are technically violating both federal and state law at the same time. However, the decision of whether to charge an offender under federal or state law will depend on several different factors. As a general rule, federal sentences for drug possession and… Read More »

Arrested3 February 12, 2021

Will I Lose Custody Of My Kids After A Domestic Violence Charge?

If you are arrested and charged with domestic violence, you may have to face potential consequences in your life even if you are not convicted of anything, though the consequences upon conviction will understandably be more severe. One of the worst is that domestic abusers can and do lose custody of their children if… Read More »

Drugs5 February 11, 2021

Are You Guilty Of Drug Trafficking?

In early December, a West Palm Beach man was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone in Martin County. The man was found with 120 pills, weighing approximately 0.7 grams, which is enough to merit a trafficking charge under Florida law. However, what some do not realize – and the arrested man… Read More »

DrugCrime3 February 5, 2021

Defenses To Drug Possession

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), there were approximately 110,000 drug-related arrests in Florida in 2019. A significant percentage of them, if not a majority of them, were for simple possession, as opposed to drug trafficking or distribution. If you have been arrested for drug possession, you may not think that… Read More »

Arrested5 February 4, 2021

Do Police Have To Arrest Me For Domestic Violence?

In some states, police who are called to the scene of a domestic dispute must, by law, arrest at least one of the people involved. This is usually rationalized by saying that even if a domestic dispute does not reach the level of intimate partner violence, it is a breach of the peace. Alternatively,… Read More »

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