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Bright Horizons Children's Center Press Release

Longwell Lawyers has been retained by the former employee of Bright Horizons Children’s Center to represent his interests regarding the criminal investigation that has been initiated as a result ...
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Embarrassing Ruling for D.H.S.M.V

Anyone who has been involved in contesting an administrative driver’s license suspension at a DUI Formal Review Hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles, knows just ...
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Withhold of adjudication: The Good and the Bad

A withhold of adjudication is not a conviction. Find out all you need to know regarding withhold of adjudication by clicking the image below. Contact Longwell Lawyers today for a free consultation.
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Longwell Lawyers to Participate in Breast Cancer Walk

Longwell Lawyers is excited to announce that we will be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 29th, 2016, to benefit the American Cancer Society. We will also be ...
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Attorneys Mark Longwell and Carmen Tankersley Named "Florida's Legal Elite"

Longwell Lawyers is proud to announce that not one, but two of our lawyers have been honored by Florida Trend Magazine this year. For their accomplished work in the criminal defense arena, Attorneys ...
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Longwell Lawyers Welcomes Attorney Benjamin L. Jones

Longwell Lawyers is exceptionally pleased to welcome Attorney Benjamin L. Jones to our team. Mr. Jones will be focusing his practice primarily in the area of Criminal Defense, and his extensive ...
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What's the Difference Between Burglary and Robbery?

Although many individuals use the two terms interchangeably, there is a significant difference between burglary and robbery – both in the definition of the crimes themselves, as well as in the ...
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Why You Should Hire a Private Defense Attorney

By law, you do have the right to retain legal counsel if you have been accused of a crime. If you are unable to afford a private defense lawyer, you may be entitled to a public defender by the court. ...
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Suspect Identified in Last Week's Publix Brawl

Update: Michael Varley may face charges after the fight at the Publix in Baldwin Park last week. His attorney Mark Longwell said he had hoped charges would not be pursued due to what the video did not ...
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Man Who Attacked Family at Baldwin Park Publix Has History of Violence

Longwell Lawyers is investigating an incident of violence that was partially caught on video (which has gone viral) during which Michael Varley, who is represented by Longwell Lawyers, was attacked at ...
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Man Verbally Assaults Pregnant Woman, Her Two Year Old and Attacks Her Husband

Rude Man Verbally Assaults Pregnant Woman and Her Two Year Old and Then Physically Attacks Her Husband When He is Asked to Apologize (CAPTURED ON VIDEO) Kristin Varley, and her husband, Michael, have ...
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Schlow Press Release

Longwell Lawyers is honored to represent Mr. Stephen Schlow, regarding his case in Seminole County, Florida. Mr. Stephen Schlow is a 75 year old man, with no prior criminal history. He has fathered ...
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Should You Accept a Plea Bargain?

A plea bargain is a bargaining chip used by the prosecution in order to help control the outcome of the criminal case. In this situation, you may be asked to plead guilty or no contest to a criminal ...
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Orlando Police Address Rise in Cellphone Theft

Since September 2014, police in the Orlando area have been facing a string of cellphone thefts at retail stores with more than 9 reported cases and 20 additional cases. It was reported that there was ...
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How is Child Support Determined?

In Florida, both parents are legally obligated to provide support for their minor children. The purpose of child support is to ensure that a child’s basic needs for food, clothing and shelter ...
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DUI Administrative Suspensions in Florida

As of July 1, 2013, the rules for the administrative suspension of a Driver License after a DUI arrest, and the right to have a review of administrative suspension have changed. If during a DUI ...
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DUI Driver License Basic Information

NOTICE: The following contents are for informational purposes only. You should consult with an attorney prior to taking any action. OVERVIEW: A DUI charge is a criminal charge, requires your ...
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DUI conviction and a Hardship License

There are many questions that come from a DUI arrest and conviction, but the most confusing seem to be related to your driver’s license. The laws are complicated and get harder with the more ...
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Fireworks in Florida

With the Fourth of July celebrations approaching, I get a good deal of questions regarding the legality of possessing and shooting off fireworks in Florida. It seems to be confusing because there are ...
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Not All Confessions are Created Equal - The Corpus Delicti Issue

What many people don’t understand in the criminal law world is that just because you make a statement against your own interest (otherwise known as a confession), it doesn’t necessarily ...
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DUI and your Driver's License

If you are arrested for a DUI in Florida, your license may be administratively suspended immediately by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). If you are later convicted for the ...
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The Criminal Process

The police need probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed in order to get an arrest warrant, or to arrest you because they witnessed you commit a crime, or they gathered sufficient ...
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Arrested... Now What?

If you are arrested for an alleged violation of a Florida criminal law, there are a few things you should know. First, don’t panic. Not all is lost. You have many rights that will protect you ...
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Stand-Your-Ground and The Castle Doctrine

Ever since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchperson, everyone is talking about the Castle Doctrine and the Stand-your-Ground laws in Florida. Many ...
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What you need to know about Terminating your Probation

About once a week, I get a call from a person who always wants to know one thing. When can I get off of my probation? Most of the time the conditions of probation are interfering with their work or ...
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