Today marks the 14th anniversary of the

worst day in my lifetime.  I'll always

remember exactly where I was when I

first heard about the terrible attacks

taking place around our great country.  

This day touched the lives of every

American, regardless of color, creed,

age, ethnicity, class, etc.  Many of us

lost loved ones on that fateful day,

and while I can say that I have not, today does always make me think about two of my cousins...

In 1994. to combat a rash of gang

related violent cases, California

instituted the 3 Strikes Law.  In a nut

shell that law made your second

felony a sentence of double the

maximum and your third felony was

25 to life.  While the State of Florida

does have several similar punishments

for multible time felons, this post is

going to focus on the crimes themselves that become more serious when committed multiple times.  Usually...

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It is that time of year where pranksters

pull out their tricks while costumed

children scramble for treats. Thinking

about showing your devilish side this

Halloween? You may opt for candy

over criminal records after you check

out some of the consequences for

seemingly harmless pranks.

Criminal Mischief charges abound during Halloween night. Egged houses, crushed mailboxes, toilet...

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Beaches, booze, babes, and bail?

Every year, thousands of high

school and college students head

to Central Florida beaches, theme

parks, and the warm weather for a

good time. Every year, thousands of

those students also end up partying

with the police in the county jail.

Here is an insight into common Florida criminal laws that could sour your Spring Break.

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Juvenile Sealing and Expungment

It's important to remember that it's up

the Prosecutor in Orange, Seminole,

Brevard, Sumter, Volusia, or Lake county

 to determine what to charge you with if

anything.  That means the depending on

the attorney assigned to your case, you

can be charged with a number of felonies

or nothing at all.  
 
Many times a defense attorney can get in contact with the prosecutor making this decision and explain to them why to file your case as just a misdemeanor or not file it at all...

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a failure to appear.  I wanted to take this time to discuss

victim's rights in Florida.  For the exact statute on...

I don't know if this happens to you,

but every now and then I come across a

news story that is so crazy, that I can't

stop thinking about it.  For me, this is

the most recent example of that. 

This story got me thinking about crime

and the holidays, especially thefts. It's

easy to see why the number of theft

cases skyrocket towards the end of the

year: people are looking for gifts, other people have purchased a bunch of gifts, and many people are...

The lights turns yellow, you look at how

far you have to go to get through the

intersection...you take a chance, and

just a split second before you get into

the intersection, the light goes red.  

A red light camera flashes, and a few

weeks later you get a letter in the

mail demanding you pay $158.  While

this may seem like a simple situation, nothing could be further from the truth...

Cyberstalking

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As technology has improved, our ability

to self-evaluate has become easier and

more convenient than ever. This is

particularly important as laws and

legislation have become stricter about

things like BAC. BAC or Blood Alcohol

Content is the amount of alcohol in your

blood system.

November 30, 2016

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BACK TO SCHOOL


It is (almost) every parent's favorite time of year: Back to School!


While parents are adjusting to new schedules, activities, homework, and the millions of papers they have to to sign, most parents forget to review information that could potentially keep their children (and themselves) out of the principal's office. Here are a few things that you should review with your child at the beginning of this school year to make it smooth and easy.


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The idea for this post started when I first read this article: 

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/video-shows-judge-berating-sentencing-domestic-vio/nnwwh/

In it, the victim of a domestic violence attack fails to show up for court after she was subpoena'd and is thrown in jail for 

As we last visited the topic, the two options for adults/juveniles are expunging or sealing the records relating to a criminal case. Expunging the case is essentially destroying the record in its entirety, while Sealing is making the files not viewable except for handful of exceptions that we
previously covered.

Furlough: Maintaining Your Life While Incarcerated

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Juvenile Civil Citations


Victim's Rights & Direct Contempt

Andrew Abreu

March 2, 2016

There are many aspects of life that cannot be controlled when someone is sentenced to a period of confinement.  The question then becomes, “How does an inmate cope with the unique problems of being segregated from their community, their family, and the workforce?”

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Sealing & Expunction: When the Past Doesn’t Haunt you!

This isn't an April Fools Joke, Silly Florida Laws

Halloween "Tricks"

March 23, 2016

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The Importance of Calculating your BAC...

Spring Break: Bash or Bust?

Red Lights Cameras: When Red Means Green

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April 1, 2016


A child being arrested can create a nightmare scenario for parents. Nobody wants to get a phone call from local law enforcement informing them that their child is in custody. The ramifications that follow a juvenile arrest can be costly. Expulsion from their school, loss of scholarship and job opportunities, criminal records, and much more. 

​Should a child who commits a minor offense have to carry a burden the rest of their life?



Spring is finally ending and the Summer fun is about to start. You may be trading your school books for swim trunks and beach towels, but in the not so distant future school applications are waiting to be submitted, summer jobs are applied to, and internships are waiting. For those youths who have a colorful history with the law, it will be harder to reap the benefits from these opportunities....

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In Florida, cyberstalking means using electronic means, directed at a specific person, to repeatedly harass or threaten somebody with no legitimate purpose and causing emotional distress. (Florida Statute 748.048)


Communications that have a purpose are protected. For example, courts in Florida have found that where people repeatedly called, emailed, and texted the alleged victim to get payment...

t's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, it's just that time of year when people of all ages get to dress up, as their favorite crime stopping super heroes. While putting on the latex masks, cowls, and capes may give you an overwhelming need to stop crime in your neighborhood, to put villains in their place, and to restore justice to your fellow citizens; you should know their are limits.

August 24, 2017

Upgradable Offenses: 3 Strikes & You're Out

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Florida is the topic of many jokes. If

the news story involves throwing

reptiles, wacky drugs, election

mistakes, alligators riding ATVs, or odd

celebrity lawsuits, it definitely happened

in Florida.   FloridaMan is even a hastag

on twitter.  So, for this day of Fools in

April, check out some of the wacky,

weird, and just plain head-scratching

laws that only the state of Florida would pass.