How Is Covid-19 Changing the Way Criminal Law Is Defined and Executed?

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From violations of shelter-in-place that result in misdemeanors to delayed jury trials due to shuttered courtrooms, Covid-19 has had some drastic effects on the criminal law process. One of the most crucial rights you have as a criminal defendant is a right to a speedy trial. So how does that square with the novel coronavirus […]

What If I Did Not Get Enough Jail Credit When I Was Sentenced?

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Occasionally, someone does not get credit for the time they spent in the county jail, which can be a real problem that requires some help. Jail credit can be substantial and in some cases could amount to months or even years of unnecessary incarceration. How Can I Get My Jail Time Credit? In 2013, the […]

What is an Organized Scheme to Defraud?

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The term “scheme to defraud” is defined as an ongoing course of conduct with the intent to defraud one or more persons. When charged as an organized scheme to defraud, multiple acts become lesser included offenses, For example, if someone tricks several people into purchasing a bicycle when there is no bicycle, the offender could […]

Have You Been Improperly Arrested While Peacefully Protesting?

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The right to peacefully assemble and protest is critical to a functioning democracy. This is one of the rights that makes the United States different and superior to all other countries. Is Peaceful Protest a Constitutional Right? The First Amendment grants the right to freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and freedom of speech. The […]

Why Hire a Federal Criminal Defenses Attorney?

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Every person accused of a crime is entitled to due process of law and a fair and impartial resolution of the charges. The procedure is very complex. An experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and get the best resolution possible. Am I Entitled to Release on Personal […]

What Is a Violation of Probation?

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If you or a loved one have been accused of violating probation you may be able to get the matter resolved without more jail time. A violation of probation occurs when a probationer willfully and substantially fails to comply with the terms and conditions of his or her probation. Has the Coronavirus and the Courthouse […]

What Are Internet and Cyber Crimes?

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Internet or cyber crimes may threaten a person or national security. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, sextortion, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise. Internationally, cyber crimes may include espionage, financial […]

How Do I Get an Arrest Warrant Removed?

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Once you find out that you have an arrest warrant, one of the best ways to have that warrant lifted, removed or recalled is to hire a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer. We do not recommend waiting to be arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant or direct capias because many times law enforcement will come with […]

What Is a Brady Violation?

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If you have been arrested you are entitled to evidence favorable to your defense! You are entitled to any evidence that is favorable and material either to your guilt or punishment. A Brady violation occurs when the government fails to disclose evidence materially favorable to the accused. Such evidence is material if there is a […]

Can I Appeal My Case?

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Occasionally, the state oversteps the line between a legal conviction and an illegal conviction. Sometimes the state or its agents: create a crime obtain statements or physical evidence illegally improperly stop a vehicle and obtain evidence based on that improper stop fail to obtain a search warrant or obtain an illegal search warrant based on […]