As a criminal defense practice our office deals with petitions to seal and expunge on a weekly basis. Unfortunately many criminal lawyers are not familiar with the seal and expunction statute as enforced by the rules from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and more unfortunately some lawyers may misadvise their clients at the trial level or not advise their clients at all of the long term repercussions of their plea or resolution of the respective case.
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Now that summer is upon us in Central Florida, individuals in the rural sections of our area including Geneva, Chuluota, and Osteen might find themselves charged with possession of psycadellic...
When most people come into see a Sanford Criminal Defense Lawyer they often ask, how can I get these charges dropped. There is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat; that said, a C4 Motion to...
In Florida pursuant to Florida Statute 775.082 if a person has been released from prison, parole, or any other form of DOC supervision within 3 years of committing a new enumerated offense the State of Florida by and through the Office of the State Attorney in Orlando, Sanford, or Deland can file for Prison Release Reoffender (
Often, when a defendant is facing a serious felony charge the first concern is what that person scores. If the person scores less than 44 points the Court does not necessarily have to sentence the Defendant to the Florida Department of Corrections “prison”, if the person scores more than 44 points prison is mandatory unless there is grounds for a downward departure.
A former chemist was arrested in Florida last month after local police discovered that he had been switching out over-the-counter medicine with prescription drugs that were being held as evidence, criminal defense lawyers in Seminole County report. Joseph Graves has been charged with grand theft, tampering with evidence, and drug trafficking, in an investigation that police say could change the status of several drug convictions across the state.
Most people spend a good part of their day on the road, commuting to and from work, running errands, dropping off kids, or traveling on vacations, and it is always tempting to make this driving time as productive as possible. Smart phones and Bluetooth pairing devices have made it easy for us to make phone calls while on the road, or to check messages and respond to emails and texts on the go. But criminal defense lawyers in Sanford say that drivers who try to do too much on the road may be causing dangerous conditions for themselves and other drivers, and may even risk criminal charges if caught.
If you are convicted or “adjudicated guilty” of a drug possession charge in Florida you will face potential jail, prison, and almost certainly some form of probation. Drug possession probation also will usually bring community service hours, fines, court costs, and often times pricey mandatory counseling.
Last month, a Florida lawmaker proposed a new bill that is seeking to end cooperation between local law enforcement officials and U.S. agents in enforcing federal gun laws. Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, submitted HB 733, otherwise known as the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” but lawmakers say it has the legislation is based on the rights afforded to Florida under the 10th Amendment as well. Criminal defense lawyers in Seminole County say that the proposed measure would bring gun control issues back to the state for legislation and enforcement.