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Is Child Abuse a Felony in Florida?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Florida, child abuse means intentionally or recklessly causing a physical or mental injury to a minor under 18 years old. Additionally, any abuse toward a minor is considered child abuse and it doesn't matter if the alleged offender is a parent or family member.  Child abuse or neglect without...

Domestic Violence Arrest Policy in Florida

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although spouses, dating partners, and family members care about and love each other, disagreements can happen from time to time. However, when an argument turns physical and the police knock on the door, it is possible that they may have to make an arrest.  While some states have mandatory arres...

A Brief Introduction to the Various Types of Fraud

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Mar 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fraud is nothing new. One of the earliest documented cases dates back to 300 B.C. when a Greek merchant took out an insurance policy called a bottomry on a load of corn. The policy was essentially a loan that was to be paid back with interest after his cargo was delivered. In this case, the merch...

How a Juvenile Charge Can Affect Your Child's Future

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Feb 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

If your child was arrested for a crime as a juvenile in Florida, there may be consequences that last well beyond childhood years. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement keeps a youth's criminal record until the individual turns 24, at which point most records are expunged. However, the six yea...

How Do License Points Work?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Jan 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Florida, once you've passed your drivers' education class and your driving test, your reward is a driver's license. For those who drive safely, renewing it regularly will be the only concern you have. Traffic violations, however, will assess points against your license, and too many points wil...

A Brief Guide to the Arrest Process in Florida

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The criminal arrest process can be confusing and overwhelming. If you have a loved one going through this procedure now, you may wonder what to expect next and how you can help. Below is a brief overview of what happens immediately after someone is arrested in Florida. 1. The Arrest The arrest it...

3 Misconceptions About Breathalyzer Tests

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Aug 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Breathalyzers get a lot of attention in DUI cases, and rightfully so. They can determine whether or not you will be charged with a DUI in Florida. A DUI conviction can be extremely expensive, and it can haunt you for the rest of your life—from tarnishing your driving record to keeping you from ga...

Understanding DUI and DUI Manslaughter

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Mar 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Drunk Driving,” the “Legal Limit,” “Under the Influence,” and Alcohol or “Drugs” Many people believe that you can only be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you are driving drunk. This is not true. In Florida, the State must prove you were impaired, not drunk. Impaired means a dim...

A Quick Guide to Florida Drug Possession Charges

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

First-Time Possession Charge in Florida You can get into legal trouble just for having certain drugs in your possession. In these cases, you have not manufactured, distributed, or sold the controlled substance. Instead, the charge is usually against individuals who have an illegal material that i...

Florida Traffic Laws: The Habitual Traffic Offender

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Feb 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many drivers find themselves in the crosshairs of the Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Driver's License Division, when they commit three offenses of certain designated violations within a 5-year period to become “habitual traffic offenders” (HTO). This status often means: Fi...

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