Blog Posts in June, 2012

Child Custody and Visitation in Florida: A New Vocabulary

Florida’s Legislature decided in the 2008 Parenting Bill that the terms child custody, custodial parent, non-custodial parent, and visitation no longer adequately described parental rights. The ...
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The "Statute of Limitations" in Florida

In Florida, there are time limitations for when a person may be prosecuted for an alleged crime. These time limitations are established in chapter 775.15, Florida Statutes. This is commonly referred ...
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Why You Should Hire an Attorney in a Criminal Case?

Many people facing a criminal charge seek advice on how to avoid jail or minimize consequences. It is often the case that there is much at stake professionally and personally. The best advice I can ...
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What If They Didn't "Read You Your Rights"?

“Your rights” are what are commonly known as Miranda Warnings, named after a supreme court case, Miranda v. Arizona. If a person is in custody and interrogated by or on behalf of law ...
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How Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Works

When a person in Florida uses force against another, it may result in a criminal charge such as Assault, Battery, Manslaughter or Murder, just to name a few. However, it is a defense to such a charge ...
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Is Your Right to be Presumed Innocent Under Attack?

What if you were accused of a crime you didn’t do? Would you want it to be easy for the government to convict you and take away your freedom? One of the fundamental principles that supports ...
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