Archive for the ‘Criminal Defense’ Category

  • Illegal Doping: When a Doctor or Athlete is Accused of Juicing

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 31, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    The use of banned performance-enhancing drugs – otherwise known as doping or juicing – is a hot topic in professional sports. Recent news events in South Florida have highlighted the potential consequences of using and selling banned substances such as anabolic steroids and other popular drugs. On related topic, if your looking for legal help […]

  • What to Expect While on Probation in Florida

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 30, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    An individual who is placed on probation will be expected to abide by certain rules and conditions for the duration of the probationary period. Some rules of probation are established through Florida criminal laws, while the court dictates others. An Overview of the Expectations of Probation Those who are on probation can expect to perform […]

  • How to Appeal Convictions: Time Limits and Conditions of Appeals

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 25, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Defendants found guilty and convicted of a crime may seek an appeal of the conviction or the sentence. This is applicable when a defendant or defense counsel believes an error was made during the trial. Florida laws state that while defendants have the right to appeal, the process must adhere to certain terms and conditions. […]

  • Probation vs. Parole: Understanding the Differences Under Florida Law

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 20, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    While both probation and parole are related to the conviction of a crime, they are two distinct entities under Florida criminal law. Probation is a form of punishment that does not involve incarceration but is enacted by the state for a designated period of time. Parole applies to an early release from incarceration under a […]

  • Using Drugs During Probation is Considered a Violation: Penalties and Defense

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 18, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A person who is on probation is expected to follow certain terms established by the state and, in some cases, the county. Standard terms of probation include abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and specifically illegal controlled substances. Those who test positive for the use of a controlled substance during probation commit a technical violation and […]

  • Denial and Revocation of Bonds in Florida

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 17, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    In the state of Florida, denial of jail bail bond is not uncommon. Any individual facing charges that involve a dangerous crime, life felony or capital felony will be unable to seek bail. This is designed to protect the community and public at large from potentially dangerous or threatening criminals. Additionally, anyone who fails to […]

  • Rules, Impact and Consequences of Restraining Orders

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 15, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Restraining orders in Florida can be issued under a number of circumstances, including following violent actions. Victims of crimes or those who feel threatened may obtain one. The presence of a current or previous restraining order may even appear on your criminal history, and violation of the order can result in criminal charges. Who can […]

  • Probation in Florida: Learn the Rules of Probation, Learn Your Rights

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 12, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Probation in Florida is a punishment that may help an offender to avoid jail time or to serve less time, when used in conjunction with it. The punishment aspect of this penalty is the adherence to certain terms and sometimes a probation officer’s supervision. It’s also a way to monitor the actions of someone on […]

  • Penalties for Resisting Arrest with Violence Include Imprisonment and Fines

    Posted in Criminal Defense on June 27, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A person accused of using violence to resist an officer will be charged with a third-degree felony in Florida. This is true if the officer was attempting to make an arrest or if the suspect’s actions hindered any other duties the officer was carrying out. Penalties for resisting an arrest with violence can include monetary […]

  • Penalties for Resisting Arrest Without Violence Can Include Jail Time and Fines

    Posted in Criminal Defense on June 25, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Resisting an officer – or resisting arrest – is a crime in Florida. This is true even in cases where the accused acts without violence and causes no injuries. It is considered an act of “obstruction” and is charged as a first-degree misdemeanor. The penalties for conviction can include jail time and monetary fines. How […]