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When Can A Threat Be A Crime In Florida?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Sometimes a person’s bark is louder than their bite, and they will say things they don’t mean – including comments that get viewed as a threat. However, written and verbal statements that are threatening in nature can lead to criminal charges in Florida. This can be true whether or not the person making the… Read More »

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Signs That You Might Be Under Criminal Investigation In Florida, And What You Can Do In Response

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Law enforcement officers use a variety of methods to obtain information on a suspect before presenting criminal charges to a prosecutor’s office. These methods can include what is known as a “pre-file investigation”. Through this investigation, officers collect evidence, including physical evidence and witness statements, to build a potential case that can be referred… Read More »

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Asset Seizure In Florida: When Law Enforcement Can Seize Your Property, And What You Can Do To Get It Back

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Civil asset forfeiture in criminal cases occurs when law enforcement seizes property that was allegedly used to conduct criminal activity. The most common example would be a vehicle that was confiscated after a drug arrest. While the defendant’s criminal case is pending, law enforcement could hold on to the vehicle and file a claim… Read More »

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Vehicle Searches In Florida: What Can Police Search After I Am Pulled Over

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

During a traffic stop, there are situations where an officer may or may not search parts of your vehicle. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects you from unlawful searches by law enforcement officers. In many cases, officers must have a valid warrant before searching and seizing any type of potential evidence. This… Read More »

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Defending Against Shoplifting Charges In The Orlando, Florida Area: What You Need To Know

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

The Orlando area’s reputation as a vast commercial retail hub also makes it a popular target for shoplifters and organized shoplifting syndicates. Overall, an estimated $68 billion in merchandise was stolen from U.S. stores in 2019 via shoplifting and “smash and grab” tactics, and this trend has been particularly pronounced in Florida. To protect… Read More »

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Defending Against Tourist-Related Offenses In The Orlando, Florida Area

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Orlando, with its year-round sunshine and world-renowned tourist attractions, attracts millions of visitors every year. It also remains a popular Spring Break destination for families and college students alike. Unfortunately, a visit to Central Florida sometimes includes an arrest for an alleged criminal violation. Most commonly, these may include DUI, drug possession, assault, or… Read More »

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Resisting Arrest In Florida: What To Know And How To Defend Against Charges

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

A run-in with the law can lead to any number of potential criminal charges in Florida. One charge that can sometimes accompany others is the crime of Resisting Arrest. When charged, Resisting Arrest is usually added on to some other charges, due to some type of act by the defendant during the course of… Read More »

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Criminal Defense For College Students – What To Consider If You Or A Family Member Has Been Charged

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College at any school in the Orlando area is a time for learning, personal growth, and socialization. With this phase also comes the risk of mistakes that can be charged as criminal offenses. This is an ongoing concern for students at the University of Central Florida, Florida Tech, and other area colleges. The most… Read More »

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Theft Crimes And Defenses In The Orlando, Florida, Area

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The Orlando area is a world-class vacation destination thanks to its theme parks, magnificent hotels, fine dining and wide array of shopping experiences for tourists. Orlando attracts millions of visitors to the area each year, to go along with over a million Orange County residents. With such a large population and tourism base, unfortunately,… Read More »

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Self-Defense Under Florida Law – What Is It And How Can It Help My Case?

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If you have been charged with assault or any type of violent criminal offense, you may be able to prove your innocence with a self-defense argument. Florida law recognizes that people sometimes need to protect themselves, a family member, or others from immediate threats of harm. Depending on the circumstances, physical force or even… Read More »

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