Using and trafficking drugs in Florida is a major offense that attracts a punishment of hefty fines and a long time in jail. That is why you should not take a charge of drug possession or drug trafficking lightly. If a law enforcement officer finds drugs on you, you could either be charged for possession…

Tips from a defense attorney near me Drug-related criminal offenses are very serious. Even one conviction can result in harsh penalties. If you have been arrested, you should immediately contact a lawyer. Rather than risking a long sentence, start by considering 3 ways an attorney can help with a Florida drug offense or related criminal…

It may be surprising how a simple criminal conviction can change your life in Northwest Florida. In fact, there are a number of negative implications that such an occurrence can have on you for years to come. Problems you face can include difficulties getting a job, public humiliation and difficulties securing loans. The Inability to…

Legal tips for Northwest Florida residents If you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney straight away. A knowledgeable Florida criminal defense solicitor can protect your rights through every stage of the legal process. Often, their expertise can save you from a jail term, as they…

Legal tips for Northwest Florida residents Anyone who has been accused of a crime is entitled to hire a criminal defense attorney to help defend them. However, not all clients and prospective clients are aware of the responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney. The role of a criminal defense attorney extends far beyond just trying…

This blog post is part 2 of our Spring Break series. You can read the first blog post here. If you have been cited or arrested for underage drinking it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney. The consequences of a conviction or guilty plea can follow a person for years. A first…

During Spring Break, underage drinking laws are strictly enforced in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices patrol the beach and adjacent neighborhoods looking for violators. The deputies are in uniforms and plain clothes, on foot and on ATVs. They carry detection devices to sample drink containers of anyone they…

The reality for an undocumented worker in Florida who suffers an injury on the job is that they may not be paid workers’ compensation benefits under current Florida law. Instead, a current Florida law has been used to arrest and potentially even deport undocumented workers who suffer a workplace injury. Republican Sen. Anitere Flores has…

In 2005, Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law took effect. A recent study suggests the state’s murder rate surged 22 percent over the next 10 years, even once justifiable self-defense homicides were taken into account. The study, published in a report found in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that lawful homicides accounted for 3.4 percent…

When a Florida inmate is sentenced to death row, their cause of death is generally thought to be out of their control unless their lawyer can find evidence to exonerate them while waiting on death row. This may not be the case, however, as Florida law may make it possible for inmates to choose their…

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