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Is Self-Defense In Domestic Violence Situations A Good Idea?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

No one ever anticipates that they will find themselves in a domestic violence situation, but it sadly happens to many. If you are in a situation where you find yourself at risk, the option of self-defense may present itself, but it is important to keep in mind that you must be able to show… Read More »

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Navigating Florida’s Legal System As A First-Time Drug Offender

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

There are some people who sadly become used to navigating the legal system. However, the experience is very different for most first-time offenders, particularly if their alleged crime is a drug-related offense. While it is possible for some first-time drug offenders to experience a lighter sentence or avoid jail time, it is important to… Read More »

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There Is A Domestic Violence Injunction Against Me – Now What?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

When a domestic dispute happens in the state of Florida, the alleged victim has the right to seek what is known as a domestic violence injunction (DVI) – essentially a specialized restraining order. They can do so very quickly – a temporary or ex parte injunction can be awarded even without hearing your side… Read More »

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Dealing With Florida Drug Charges As A Minor

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

It is a fact of life that many young people see experimenting with drugs as a rite of passage. In reality, it can lead to serious legal consequences that can affect a young person’s future – and not for the better. If you or your minor child has been charged with drug offenses in… Read More »

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Domestic Violence & False Imprisonment In Florida

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Florida’s definition of domestic violence includes any criminal offense that results in “physical injury or death” to a victim that shares a certain relationship with the alleged perpetrator. The statute lists specific offenses as examples, and one of those listed is the crime of false imprisonment. Too often, this occurs in volatile domestic situations,… Read More »

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Drug Trafficking Charges In Florida

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

When people think of drug trafficking, they tend to think of drug cartels and briefcases full of money. In reality, the average person is capable of trafficking in drugs under Florida law – and in some cases, they may not even realize they are doing so. If a person is caught with a large… Read More »

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Former Detroit Lion Enters Pretrial Diversion Program After Domestic Battery

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

In mid-April 2024, former NFL player Cameron Sutton was accepted into a batterers’ intervention program in Hillsborough County with the intent of resolving the misdemeanor battery case against him. Sutton had been wanted in Florida after allegedly battering a woman in early March. Domestic battery is a serious offense in Florida, but in some… Read More »

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Selling Drugs In School Zones Means Additional Penalties

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Florida takes drug offenses extremely seriously, and nowhere is this more evident than when minor children are involved in an alleged drug crime. The watchword of sorts for the state’s body of law is to always act in the best interests of children involved in the legal system – what this means is that… Read More »

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Gun Rights For Alleged Abusers At Issue

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, it goes without saying that you want to avoid a conviction, because you do not want to spend time in jail. However, it is also possible to lose other rights both upon conviction and, in some cases, if you have a domestic violence injunction… Read More »

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Myths About Fentanyl Can Lead To Legal Issues

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

In early April 2024, Florida’s governor signed Senate Bill 718, which provides criminal penalties for anyone who exposes first responders (such as police, firefighters, and EMTs) to fentanyl. If “overdose or serious bodily injury” results, the person can be charged with a second-degree felony. However, toxicologists have reported multiple times that injury due to… Read More »

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