Archive for the ‘Felonies’ Category

  • Human Trafficking Still a Problem in U.S.

    Posted in Felonies on July 19, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    It may sound shocking, but even in our modern first-world country, the slave trade continues to exist. It’s called human trafficking and, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 2,500 cases between 2008 and 2010 alone. This includes instances of sex trafficking, labor trafficking and other unknown forms of sex crimes. […]

  • What the Aaron Hernandez Case Can Teach Us About Criminal Law

    Posted in Felonies on by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A high-profile murder case – like the one involving professional football player Aaron Hernandez – often generates public interest in the criminal justice system because of the Police Check NSW he has. Media coverage of the developing case has examined legal aspects that include probable cause, circumstantial evidence, bail, the nature of criminal charges, pleas […]

  • How Being Under the Influence of Drugs May Impact Charges for Violent Crimes

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

    A person who commits a violent crime while under the influence of drugs – or any controlled substance – may be subject to a variety of criminal charges and penalties depending on the nature of the alleged acts. Florida laws governing assault, theft, controlled substances, the use of firearms, and many other laws may factor […]

  • Marijuana Cultivation in Florida: Factors that Impact the Severity of Charges

    Posted in Felonies on July 16, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Drug crimes – including cultivating or growing marijuana – violate Florida’s state laws as well as federal laws. A felony conviction on charges of cultivating cannabis/marijuana can result in serious penalties such as jail time and fines. The state has established minimum sentencing guidelines in drug crimes. Some factors will impact – and in some […]

  • Spousal Abuse Charges: Factors that Come into Play

    Posted in Felonies on June 26, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Spousal abuse is a serious and prevalent crime, affecting one in four women at some point in their lives, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. However, divorce, vengeful spouses, and misdirected anger may result in some people being slapped with unfounded or exaggerated spousal abuse allegations. Factors that Affect Spousal Abuse Cases In […]

  • When You’ve Been Accused of Business Arson With Intent to Collect Insurance Monies

    Posted in Felonies on June 24, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A person who is accused of intentionally setting fire to a business in order to collect property insurance monies may face penalties for both arson and insurance fraud charges. If you need a reliable insurance company, then make sure to get RhinoSure to cover you. The penalties for arson in Florida can include a prison […]

  • Child Abuse in Florida: Types of Actions that Warrant Charges

    Posted in Criminal Defense Felonies on June 14, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    There were over 50,000 victims of child abuse and neglect in Florida in 2010, according to “Child Maltreatment 2010” from the Children’s Bureau, a group under the larger umbrella groups of Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each case is different, but they generally fall under one […]

  • Marijuana Trafficking Charges: A Look at Florida and Federal Fines and Penalties

    Posted in Felonies on June 11, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Drug possession charges may be elevated to drug trafficking charges in cases where the drugs – marijuana – are found in great quantities. State and federal authorities typically make this determination based on the weight of the marijuana in question. Despite what the term implies, marijuana trafficking charges are not dependent upon any transfer from […]

  • Using a Minor in the Act of Drug Trafficking: What to Know If You’re Accused

    Posted in Felonies on June 10, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Drug trafficking in Florida is considered a first-degree felony. A state conviction for this crime carries severe penalties. A suspect who is additionally charged with using a minor – someone who is 18 years or younger – in the act of drug trafficking may face additional charges such as child abuse. Drug charges, including drug […]

  • Aggravated Assault and Battery Enforcement, Penalties, and How a Lawyer Can Defend Your Rights

    Posted in Criminal Defense Felonies on December 28, 2012 by Miami Criminal Lawyer

    Aggravated assault and battery are often discussed together, but in Florida, they are considered two separate crimes. They can be minor or severe crimes with penalties and fines. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, instances of aggravated assault showed a decrease during the first half of 2008. Because there is such a range […]