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Types Of Vehicular Manslaughter That Do NOT Involve DUI
Even if you do not have a legal background in Florida criminal laws, you probably know that manslaughter is lower on the scale of severity as compared to homicide. In general, someone could face manslaughter charges for killing another person under circumstances that do not rise to the level of homicide. State statutes draw… Read More »
Answers To Your FAQs About Florida Robbery Charges
One of the most common questions is “How many people are arrested for robbery every year in Florida?” – and the answer is a straightforward one: According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), there are approximately 6,000 individuals charged with robbery annually statewide. A good percentage of these arrests occur in South… Read More »
Are Sexual Battery And Statutory Rape The Same Crime Under Florida Law?
If you do not have a legal background, it is understandable to that you would be confused about the similarities and differences between these two sex crimes. Florida’s criminal statutes on sexual battery cover what is familiarly known as rape, but it also includes a provision on statutory rape based upon the ages of… Read More »
Evidence That Can Lead To A DUI Conviction Without A Breathalyzer
Authorities remain vigilant in apprehending those who violate drunk driving laws, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (DLE) charging almost 34,000 motorists with DUI every year. Still, it is important to remember what an arrest means: Officers had a reasonable suspicion to believe that you were driving while under the influence of alcohol,… Read More »
Objects You Never Thought Could Lead To Drug Paraphernalia Charges In Florida
It should come as no surprise to learn that possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and other activities related to controlled substances are against the law. However, Florida also criminalizes certain acts involving drug paraphernalia, and the penalties can be severe if you are convicted of unlawful conduct. Worse, many of the items listed in the statute… Read More »
Do I Need An Attorney For A Florida Probation Violation?
Probation is an available option in many Florida criminal cases, either in lieu of jail time after a conviction or pursuant to a deferred adjudication resolution to the charges. State criminal laws include probation and community control, enabling a defendant to remain free during the time period imposed by the court; in exchange, the… Read More »
What Are The Most Serious Rape Charges In Florida?
Even without a legal background, you know that rape is a serious offense that carries harsh penalties for a conviction. However, the term itself is somewhat generic and does not even appear in Florida criminal laws. What you think of as rape actually falls under the statute on Sexual Battery. The various offenses defined… Read More »
Seizure And Forfeiture In Florida Drug Manufacturing Cases
When it comes to drug manufacturing crimes in Florida, there are the penalties you expect. With the exception of lenient treatment for marijuana, production of controlled substances in violation of law is at minimum a Second Degree Felony. A conviction could lead to a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $10,000, but… Read More »
Overview Of Federal Counterfeiting Laws
When you think of counterfeiting, your mind might turn to bogus art, faux designer handbags, or fake jewelry that someone claims are real to sell for a high price. However, the US criminal code chapter on counterfeiting contains a much more detailed description of the illegal conduct and items that could lead to charges…. Read More »
4 Traffic Violations That Could Lead To Felony Charges In Florida
Like other US states and the federal government, Florida criminal laws classify offenses into felonies and misdemeanors, the former being the more serious crimes. There are many forms of criminal activity that fall into the category of felony, including almost all violent crimes, drug offenses, fraud, theft and burglary, and many others that you… Read More »