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Monthly Archives: August 2022

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When Can Police Enter My Home Or Apartment Without A Warrant?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

The freedom from unreasonable searches of our homes is one of the bedrock principles of the Bill of Rights, enshrined within the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not… Read More »

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What Is The “Williams Rule” In Florida Criminal Cases?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

In a criminal trial, prosecutors are generally forbidden from introducing evidence about a defendant’s character, or acts they’ve done in the past that are not related to the crime in question. This keeps the trial focused on the evidence at hand and prevents the jury from building a biased and negative opinion of the… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A No Contest Plea And A Guilty Plea In Florida?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

You may have heard about different types of pleas a defendant can enter in a criminal case. Pleas of guilty, not guilty, or guilty by reason of insanity are mostly self-explanatory. Less clear for most people, though, is the “no contest”, or nolo contendere plea. A no contest plea means the defendant will not… Read More »

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Looking Out For A Child’s Future In The Florida Juvenile Court Process

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Juvenile court programs were originally created to oversee cases that would otherwise be handled in criminal court, and to protect children from the harsh (and lifelong) consequences of criminal convictions. The main goal of a juvenile case is to address the conduct involved, help reform the individual, and keep them from appearing on the… Read More »

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