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Domestic violence: Will the State drop the charge?

When the police are called because of a domestic violence dispute, you can count on things getting out of your control. The laws of the State of Florida and the policies of police agencies presume ...
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What is "Speedy Trial" in Florida?

When a person is arrested or charged with a crime, the law requires that the person is given a trial within a reasonable period of time. This is known as the right to a speedy trial. This is a ...
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Sign a Prenup? That Is So Romantic!

A Prenuptial or Premarital Agreement is a written contract created by two individuals who plan to be married. While you may have the best hopes for your future, it is not a bad idea to consider ...
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How Long Will My Divorce Take?

So, you have decided your marriage has come to an end. When I speak to people who are contemplating filing for divorce, there is one question that is always asked: How long does it take to get ...
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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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Expungement v. Sealing

If you or someone you know has a criminal record it can be difficult to find a nice place to live, a decent job, or even get a loan. In today’s world, employers, landlords, and businesses ...
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How Much Should I Tell My Attorney?

Clients often fear that if the attorney representing them knows all of the negative facts of the case, it would cause the attorney to judge the client and perhaps be disappointed with the client. Many ...
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What Are My Rights When Confronted By The Police?

Knowing your rights when confronted by the police is the first step to protecting your freedom. Police officers are charged with maintaining order and enforcing the law. Unfortunately, these same ...
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How Can They Just Search My Wife?

My wife has a distrust of police officers that stems from an incident that happened when she was in high school. Driving home from school one day, police officers pulled her over, searched her and her ...
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Was My Search & Seizure Legal? (Part 2)

In part I of this series on Search and Seizure law we covered the basic elements of the Fourth Amendment and protecting your privacy. Remember the Fourth Amendment provides “the right of the ...
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DUI - Should I Take The Breath Test?

When someone first learns that I am an Orlando criminal attorney who has handled many DUI cases both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, they often have many questions, such as: “if ...
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Wanting to Relocate with your Children?

From time to time we will be answering questions from persons who have questions about family law. Sonia from Kissimmee has a question, and she wrote: “My former husband and I were divorced here ...
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Is it a Crime to Discipline Your Child?

The trend in child discipline currently is to avoid physical forms of punishment and instead use “time outs” or other methods of discipline. There have been numerous cases in the news ...
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What Do I Do Now That I Am Divorced?

There are different answers to this question. However, the answer is clear when you and your former spouse have a minor child in common. In the event that you do not, then you pretty much move on in ...
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What is Alimony?

Are you involved in a divorce or separated from your spouse? Do you want to know if you have a right to ask for alimony or if you are going to be ordered to pay alimony? Alimony, usually referred to ...
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When Unmarried Couples Split - What Happens To Their Kids?

I receive questions on a daily basis from both men and women about their legal rights to visitation and child support when they were never married to their child’s mother or father. In most of ...
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