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Featured Post Is Fraud a Federal Crime?

Fraud is when a person makes false statements, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct. People often commit fraud to gain something of value, usually money, by misleading or ...

    • What Is the Difference Between Theft & Robbery?

      Theft and robbery crimes are often confused because they are relatively similar. A theft crime is when a person takes someone else’s money or personal ...

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    • Claiming Self-Defense in an Assault or Battery Charge

      If you are facing criminal charges for assault or battery in Tampa, Florida, or anywhere else in the state, you could be facing serious penalties ...

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    • Nick Carter Arrested in Key West

      KEY WEST, Fla. – Nick Carter, one of the infamous members of the boy band, Backstreet Boys, was just trying to enjoy his vacation when he was arrested ...

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    • What Is a Level 2 Background Check?

      If you have a criminal record, you are likely concerned about whether it will affect your ability to secure a job or obtain a professional license—and ...

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    • What is Withhold of Adjudication in Florida?

      As a criminal defense firm, each day we represent people who’ve made mistakes in their lives. Of course, we all make mistakes, but some mistakes are ...

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  • BUI
    • Gasparilla: Festivities, Pirates & BUIs

      Before Tampa earned a reputation as an ideal vacation destination, it was frequented by pirates stopping between their crusades for a bounty on the ...

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    • What Is the Minimum Sentence for Burglary in Florida?

      Burglary is a property crime that a person commits when they enter another person's property with the intent to commit a crime, especially theft. To ...

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    • Will I Be Charged for Breaking Into a Car?

      Everybody makes mistakes, and no one deserves to receive a lifetime of punishment for one small slip up, especially for a first-time infraction. One ...

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    • Our Firm Gets Charges of Affray Dropped

      Recently, our criminal law firm represented a client who was charged with affray for being involved in a fight on South Howard Ave. Officers arrested ...

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    • Teen Sexting and Child Pornography in Florida

      If it seems to you as if virtually all U.S. teens have smartphones, you are right. According to a recently released Pew Research Center report on ...

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    • Florida's Sex Offender Registry Requirements

      If you were recently arrested for a sexually-motivated crime in Tampa, you may be wondering if you will have to register as a sex offender, which is ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • Searches & Seizures Without Warrant In Florida

      A search warrant is a legal document authorizing a police officer or another official to enter and search a premise. Police officers must always get a ...

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    • Lying to the Police in Florida

      When someone encounters the cops for whatever reason, it’s not uncommon for them to experience a rush of adrenaline. Their heart races, their ...

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    • How to Face False Domestic Violence Charges

      Unfortunately, it is easy for unscrupulous individuals to make false allegations of domestic violence—putting the accused’s future at risk. Being ...

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    • Substance Abuse, Crime & Drug Court in Florida

      Substance abuse, such as alcoholism or drug abuse is often triggered by a negative experience or a series of negative experiences, such as child ...

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    • Drug Offenses & License Suspensions in Florida

      Every day, thousands of Floridians use an illegal drug or take a prescription medication that was not legally prescribed to them. The problem is that ...

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    • Substance Abuse, Crime & Drug Court in Florida

      Substance abuse, such as alcoholism or drug abuse is often triggered by a negative experience or a series of negative experiences, such as child ...

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    • Felony Drug Offenses in Florida

      If you’re native to Florida, you may already be aware of the fact that the state has had a long-standing battle with drugs. Due to the Sunshine ...

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  • DUI
    • Does a DUI Conviction Count as a Criminal Offense?

      Many people believe that driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is only a traffic offense. However, it is possible for a DUI to become a ...

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    • How Does a Bail Bond Work After a DUI Arrest in Florida?

      If you were arrested for driving under the influence, your priority would be to get out of jail. After your arrest, you will be taken down to the ...

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    • Florida DUI: Refusing a Blood, Breath or Urine Test

      Generally, Florida drivers are well-aware of that fact that it’s illegal to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. They tend to know that a ...

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    • 4th of July DUI in Tampa

      Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July, otherwise known as “Independence Day” for hundreds of years; it’s known as one of the biggest ...

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    • Most Wanted Fugitives in Florida

      You’re probably familiar with the FBI’s “ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives ” list, which according to the FBI has been around since March 14, 1950. It all ...

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    • White Collar Crimes in Florida

      Have you ever heard the term white collar crime ? It was coined back in 1939 and according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it means ...

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    • Restoring Civil Rights in Florida

      If you’re convicted of a felony in Florida, you will be stripped of your “civil rights,” which guarantee that you have equal social opportunities, and ...

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    • What Is Florida’s Death Penalty Law?

      What is the difference between capital felonies and life felonies? The punishment for life felonies is life in prison without the chance of parole, ...

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    • Florida DUI: Refusing a Blood, Breath or Urine Test

      Generally, Florida drivers are well-aware of that fact that it’s illegal to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. They tend to know that a ...

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    • Is Fraud a Federal Crime?

      Fraud is when a person makes false statements, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct. People often commit fraud to gain something of value, usually ...

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    • Defenses for Writing a Worthless Check

      Writing a bad check, under Florida law, can constitute a misdemeanor or a felony crime depending on the amount of money that was involved in the ...

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    • Gasparilla: Festivities, Pirates & BUIs

      Before Tampa earned a reputation as an ideal vacation destination, it was frequented by pirates stopping between their crusades for a bounty on the ...

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    • Nick Carter Arrested in Key West

      KEY WEST, Fla. – Nick Carter, one of the infamous members of the boy band, Backstreet Boys, was just trying to enjoy his vacation when he was arrested ...

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    • FSU Student Accused of Killing Her Parents

      On Friday (Aug. 21) N. Gene Nachtman was arrested in Tallahassee and taken to the Orient Road Jail on Monday. Wearing a blue jumpsuit, the Florida ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • When Are Juveniles Charged as Adults in Florida?

      In the criminal court system, a “ juvenile ” is a minor under the age of eighteen. Generally, juvenile offenders are tried in the juvenile court ...

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    • Refusing a Blood, Breath, or Urine Test in Florida

      Few people understand DUI stops , especially as they pertain to rules, procedures, and laws. For instance, during a standard DUI stop, the police ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • Criminal Restitution in Florida

      When people face criminal charges in Florida, they have a general sense of the penalties they face. They are usually aware of the fact that they could ...

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    • Most Wanted Fugitives in Florida

      You’re probably familiar with the FBI’s “ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives ” list, which according to the FBI has been around since March 14, 1950. It all ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • What Are the Penalties for Disorderly Conduct in Florida?

      Have you ever heard of the crime “ disorderly conduct ”? If not, it’s one of those seemingly petty offenses that lead to an arrest. Usually, this ...

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    • When Are Juveniles Charged as Adults in Florida?

      In the criminal court system, a “ juvenile ” is a minor under the age of eighteen. Generally, juvenile offenders are tried in the juvenile court ...

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    • What Is Florida’s Death Penalty Law?

      What is the difference between capital felonies and life felonies? The punishment for life felonies is life in prison without the chance of parole, ...

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    • Can I Move While on Probation?

      If you’re on probation, then you know you have serious restrictions and responsibilities. Failing to follow the required procedures while you’re on ...

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    • What Is Community Control?

      Under certain circumstances, people convicted of a misdemeanor or felony can convince the judge to let them serve their sentence in their own homes or ...

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    • When Are Juveniles Charged as Adults in Florida?

      In the criminal court system, a “ juvenile ” is a minor under the age of eighteen. Generally, juvenile offenders are tried in the juvenile court ...

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    • How Do I Find Out If There Is a Warrant for My Arrest?

      Arrest warrants are scary business. If you think you’re under investigation, or if you KNOW you are, or if you missed a court hearing, you could be ...

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    • What Is the Difference Between Theft & Robbery?

      Theft and robbery crimes are often confused because they are relatively similar. A theft crime is when a person takes someone else’s money or personal ...

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    • 4th of July DUI in Tampa

      Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July, otherwise known as “Independence Day” for hundreds of years; it’s known as one of the biggest ...

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    • When Are Juveniles Charged as Adults in Florida?

      In the criminal court system, a “ juvenile ” is a minor under the age of eighteen. Generally, juvenile offenders are tried in the juvenile court ...

      View More
    • How Do I Find Out If There Is a Warrant for My Arrest?

      Arrest warrants are scary business. If you think you’re under investigation, or if you KNOW you are, or if you missed a court hearing, you could be ...

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    • When Are Juveniles Charged as Adults in Florida?

      In the criminal court system, a “ juvenile ” is a minor under the age of eighteen. Generally, juvenile offenders are tried in the juvenile court ...

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    • Criminal Restitution in Florida

      When people face criminal charges in Florida, they have a general sense of the penalties they face. They are usually aware of the fact that they could ...

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    • Florida’s DNA Laws

      “Physical evidence is any tangible evidence that can connect an offender to a crime scene. Biological evidence, which contains DNA, is a type of ...

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    • Firearms Prohibition in Domestic Violence Cases

      Are you facing domestic violence charges in Tampa, or anywhere else in Hillsborough County or Florida? If so, and you happen to own firearms, you may ...

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    • What Is the Difference Between Theft & Robbery?

      Theft and robbery crimes are often confused because they are relatively similar. A theft crime is when a person takes someone else’s money or personal ...

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    • The Penalties for Embezzlement in Tampa, Florida

      This white collar crime is a type of theft crime, one where someone had legal access to property owned by someone else, but who used that access to ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • The Penalties in Florida for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

      Under Florida law, providing alcohol to minors is a crime. However, the crime doesn't just apply to private citizens buying or giving alcohol to ...

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    • Florida’s Underage Alcohol Laws

      Across the nation, the states have enacted strict laws regarding the purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol and Florida is no different. ...

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    • Criminal Restitution in Florida

      When people face criminal charges in Florida, they have a general sense of the penalties they face. They are usually aware of the fact that they could ...

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    • Firearms Prohibition in Domestic Violence Cases

      Are you facing domestic violence charges in Tampa, or anywhere else in Hillsborough County or Florida? If so, and you happen to own firearms, you may ...

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    • How Do I Find Out If There Is a Warrant for My Arrest?

      Arrest warrants are scary business. If you think you’re under investigation, or if you KNOW you are, or if you missed a court hearing, you could be ...

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    • Do Police Have the Right to Search Your Trash?

      Many people feel like the government, law enforcement, and other entities are too invasion, especially when it comes to searches and seizures. No one ...

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    • Firearms Prohibition in Domestic Violence Cases

      Are you facing domestic violence charges in Tampa, or anywhere else in Hillsborough County or Florida? If so, and you happen to own firearms, you may ...

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    • Who Can't Have a Firearm in Florida

      Compared to other states, Florida’s firearm laws are fairly generous. Florida residents are not required to have a permit to purchase handguns, rifles ...

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    • White Collar Crimes in Florida

      Have you ever heard the term white collar crime ? It was coined back in 1939 and according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it means ...

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    • The Penalties for Embezzlement in Tampa, Florida

      This white collar crime is a type of theft crime, one where someone had legal access to property owned by someone else, but who used that access to ...

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