Blog Posts in January, 2013

Withhold of Adjudication: the Good and the Bad

I hear it all the time; I can’t have a conviction on this case. Unfortunately, most people outside of the courtroom don’t understand what a conviction is actually. Florida Statute 948.01 ...
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Temporary Relief in Orlando Divorce and Paternity Cases

Divorce law in Florida allows for parties to request temporary relief pending the final disposition of their divorce or their paternity case. The road to the end of a divorce case or a paternity ...
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DUI: Formal Review Hearing

When you are charged with Driving Under the Influence ( DUI ), your license may be automatically suspended for six (6) months if you had a breath test result of.08 or greater, or 12 months, if you ...
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What are the benefits of establishing Paternity?

“Paternity” is the legal process for determining who is the father of a child. Children born during a marriage are presumed to be children of the husband. However, if the child is born to ...
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Two strikes and you're out!

You have always heard the phrase “Strike Three -You’re Out”, but in Florida certain criminal acts don’t afford you such a luxury. In certain cases, you don’t get a third ...
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5th Amendment Rights - They are that important!

I have been practicing law in the State of Florida for over twenty years. In that time, I have found that some of the most basic constitutional rights that we share in our free society are ones nobody ...
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Early Termination of Probation

Florida Statute § 948.04(3), states the following: If the probationer has performed satisfactorily, has not been found in violation of any terms or conditions of supervision, and has met all ...
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Mediation and Marital Settlement Agreements are Contracts in Florida

While it is often thought that a Judge determines the terms of a divorce or paternity action, the reality is that, in a majority of cases in Florida, the parties are able to negotiate and settle their ...
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How to get a Writ of Garnishment?

Chapter 77 of Florida Statute (2012), states that any person or entity that has sued to recover a debt or has obtained a judgment in any court against any person or entity has a right to a writ of ...
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