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Can My Online Behavior Impact My Life?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | May 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

The internet has brought the world all of its shared information directly to every user on a silver platter - or silver phone - whichever you prefer. What people choose to do with that information varies greatly, but no matter what anyone chooses, it comes with a tremendous amount of power. People assume, incorrectly, that life online is completely anonymous and there is no need for a filter. Sending threats or making malicious comments to strangers online, even jokingly, can potentially harm your personal and professional life and leave you with criminal charges.

License Suspension: DMV, HTO and DUI

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Apr 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

A driver’s license suspension is one of the most inconvenient things that can happen to someone. Even when you live near public transportation, few things are more reliable for getting around than driving yourself. The unfortunate part of a suspended driver’s license is that it’s always punitive. Whether you’ve been convicted of a DUI, had several driving infractions, or just forgot to pay your insurance, the punishment tends to hit you where it hurts most - your wallet. Getting driving privileges back may not be easy, but it depends on the reason it was revoked in the first place. We will look at the three main culprits of a license suspension and what you need to do to get it back.

Reasons Your License Can Be Suspended in Florida

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Mar 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Having a driver’s license is considered a privilege in the U.S., but it is a necessity for millions of Americans. Being forced to forfeit your license for any reason can have a devastating effect on your life, which is why it’s so important to understand your obligations as a driver. In Florida, there are several reasons authorities can and will suspend your license, and avoiding them will help keep you on the road so that you can get to where you need to go. Here are some of the most common reasons:

What’s Your Number? DUIs and Your Metabolism

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Feb 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you partake in alcoholic beverages even on an occasional basis, you have probably been in the position of seriously considering whether you should drive after a fun night out. You likely know your limit, whether you've been a drinking heavyweight from a young age or have a glass of wine here...

The Ins-and-Outs of Bail and Bonds

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Jan 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Even if you have never had the misfortune of being charged with a criminal offense, you have probably at least heard of the terms “bail” and “bond.” You have probably even seen large colorful signs on buildings advertising “24-hour Bail Bonds.” We're going to take a look at what these terms mea...

Where Can You Carry and Keep Your Guns in Florida?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Oct 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

At Malcolm Anthony, P.A., we support the rights of legal, gun-owning citizens of Florida. Our state has many laws supporting your right to own and carry a gun, but some gun owners still find themselves in trouble when misunderstanding state and federal laws. We want to sift through some of that ...

NOT GUILTY Jury Verdict in DUI case

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Sep 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our client worked as a bartender for almost 20 years and knew he would never drive after drinking. He went out with friends to celebrate a new job not in the bar business and consumed alcohol. He had his friend drive his car. At the end of the night, his friend drove him to the Target parking lot...

What Do I Do If The Police Knock on My Door?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we have in recent months, we want to continue empowering people to know their rights and understand how to conduct themselves during police interactions. One of the interactions that too many people get wrong is what to do when law enforcement comes knocking on your door. When the knock com...

What to Do When Being Pulled Over by Police

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Aug 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

The most common interaction between the public and the police is on the road. Officers are monitoring traffic and looking for anyone they believe is in violation of the law and/or putting others at risk. This means the most likely time you will speak with law enforcement is behind the wheel of a ...


Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Jun 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

I charge “flat fees” instead of hourly rates or contingency fees. First, contingency fees are prohibited for criminal law cases. I will rarely utilize hourly rates usually in complex, lengthy, criminal cases like RICO or complex fraud cases when it is difficult to know the amount of time and effo...

Know Your Rights: Can the Police Search Your Car?

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Jun 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

It's important to know your rights when you're dealing with the police. We recently touched on how to approach Florida DUI checkpoints. We believe it is our duty to know how to deal with the different scenarios we regularly encounter with Florida police officers, and one of the most common inte...

Don’t Face a DUI Checkpoint Without This Advice

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge carries heavy penalties including but not limited to: jail time, heavy fines, loss of your driver's license, and even the possibility of losing your job. We fight for our clients to make sure these charges don't take away their freedom, but it's unders...

5 Common Misunderstandings About Florida Traffic Laws

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Mar 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

The best defense in your traffic case is often going to be knowledge. If you know your rights and know how the system works, you'll be equipped to not only legally operate within it and know when you're rights are being violated. There Are No Laws Preventing Phone Calls Behind the Wheel The law...

What to do in the days after your DUI

Posted by Malcolm Anthony | Feb 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Look, we understand nobody is perfect and people do make mistakes. That doesn't mean you are defined by your mistakes, and we want to help you through the process after you get your DUI charge in Florida. The days after your arrest are going to be important because your life will look a whole lo...

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...

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