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What Is The Process For Exchanging Evidence In A Florida Criminal Trial?

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Any person accused of a crime in Florida is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the prosecution bears the burden of proof to show why they should be convicted of a charged crime. Additionally, a criminal defendant is entitled to certain measures of fairness during all pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of a case…. Read More »

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Do You Have To Answer A Police Officer’s Questions When Stopped In Florida?

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There is plenty of confusion about whether a person has to answer questions from an officer when stopped. When a person is out minding their business and trying to get through their day, and they find themselves in an encounter with police, it is easy to get frazzled and lose track of exactly what… Read More »

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What Are The Penalties For Child Abuse In Florida?

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Allegations of child abuse are some of the most serious and damaging charges a person can face. Child abuse can lead to criminal convictions, prison time, and reputational damage at home, work, and in the community. It can also lead to loss of custody for a parent. This is not to downplay, of course,… Read More »

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When Is A Person “Accessory” To A Crime Under Florida Law?

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Acting as an accessory to a crime – sometimes known as “aiding and abetting” – is a concept most people are familiar with. Unfortunately, many people can also find themselves acting as an accessory themselves – and facing serious criminal charges as a result. Florida Statute Sec. 777.03 defines what it means to be… Read More »

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What Is Contempt Of Court Under Florida Law?

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Contempt of court happens when a person refuses to obey any legal order or decree issued by any judge. For example, failure to appear at scheduled hearings, or failures to comply with terms of a court order can lead to a finding of contempt. Contempt, as defined under Florida law, is “a refusal to… Read More »

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Self-Defense Arguments Under Florida Law

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One important defense to a criminal charge in Florida can be self-defense. Self-defense is an affirmative defense that can be used to explain or negate the legal effect of some violent act toward another. By claiming self-defense, a person acknowledges that they committed some type of violent act toward the other person, but that… Read More »

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What To Know About Probation And Violations Of Probation In Florida

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A probation term involves specific responsibilities for those sentenced, including guidelines that must be followed in order to complete a sentence and avoid additional punishment. Probation violations in Florida can lead to serious penalties and lasting consequences for those that don’t follow the rules they’ve been given. Some consequences of probation violations can include… Read More »

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What To Know About Restitution In Florida Criminal Cases

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Sentencing in a criminal case is not only about potential jail time. It also involves terms of probation, orders to undergo counseling or other treatment, and payment of statutory fines and court costs. One other important factor for those convicted of a crime is restitution to victims. This is a separate category of punishment… Read More »

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What To Know About Mandatory Minimum Sentences In Florida

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Mandatory minimum sentences in Florida criminal cases include sentences with established timeframes that must be enforced when a defendant is convicted of certain crimes. Once convicted, there is usually no way to avoid the minimum sentence, aside from prosecutorial discretion or appealing the conviction. Historically, minimum sentences for certain crimes have been used in… Read More »

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What To Know About Mitigating Factors In A Florida Criminal Case

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There are times when a defendant will be found guilty at trial, or plead guilty to a charge as part of a plea agreement with the prosecution. Once this happens, the case will proceed to the sentencing phase. This part of the case is not an “open and shut” situation. In fact, there is… Read More »

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