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…

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Florida’s death penalty appeal in what has been a turbulent legal saga. Florida had already undergone a year of legal certainty regarding its death penalty before Governor Scott signed a death penalty fix in March of 2017. Governor Scott’s latest fix required a jury to be unanimous in order…

Florida’s controversial death-penalty law managed to survive a recent appeal to a Florida appeals panel. The panel reversed a lower court ruling, allowing the state’s pending prosecution of death penalty cases to continue after a new sentencing law went into effect in April of 2016.  The state of Florida brought this consolidated case to the…

The biggest objection judges have when sentencing offenders for white collar crimes is that the guidelines for jail terms are weighted according to how much money was made or lost by the commission of the financial crime. It’s a broad stroke approach that applies to all financial crimes, including embezzlement and insider trading. NY federal…

No one wants to hear the words “We find the defendant guilty!” in a court room, but it happens to hundreds of people every day. And when that life-changing even occurs, a person might have a few days or weeks to adjust, or he may get put into handcuffs and incarcerated that very day. In…

Law is all about rights and responsibilities. At traffic stops, both the officer and the driver have to act in a manner that ensures the safety of those involved and everyone in the vicinity. The purpose of these rules is to avoid or minimize danger. Yet, things often go awry. Such was the case recently,…

Warm weather is a time for fun, sun and excitement. College students and young adults head to the beaches in droves, looking to blow off steam. It’s a quest for what should be harmless fun, but sometimes, certain influences overrule good personal judgment and things happen that require the help of a Florida criminal defense attorney. This…

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in Florida. Even simple DUI offenses in which no one has been injured and no property has been damaged can bring serious penalties in Okaloosa County. Whether your DUI is uncomplicated or accompanied by personal injury or damaged property charges, you need to…

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