Can I Get My Federal Probation Modified or Terminated Early?

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Can I Get My Federal Probation Modified or Terminated Early? If you have been placed on federal probation, a judge may modify or terminate a term of probation and discharge a defendant at any time after the expiration of one year of probation. What Is Modification of Probation? When a person is sentenced to probation […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Miranda Rights

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Whether you’re a die-hard true crime fan or have only seen a few episodes of Law and Order, the following phrase is one you’re probably very familiar with: ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law’. While the idea behind those […]

Is Federal Child Pornography A Serious Offense?

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If you have been arrested for a federal child pornography offense you may need a competent federal criminal trial attorney. Being accused of a child pornography crime can adversely affect your job, personal life and standing in the community. If convicted of a federal child pornography charge you may be facing harsh penalties. It is […]

What Are the Penalties for Leaving the Scene of a Crash?

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Do not leave the scene of a crash without complying with the reporting requirements. Leaving the scene of a crash is a criminal offense. The penalties depend on the damage caused by the crash and whether anyone was injured or killed. If you or a loved one have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in […]

Can the Police Take Your Blood Without Consent After a Serious Vehicle Accident?

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The law narrowly defines the circumstances in which a blood draw may be performed without the driver’s consent. One circumstance allowing for forcible extraction of a blood sample is set forth in Florida Statutes section 316.1933(1). This section authorizes a blood test where an officer has probable cause to believe a driver under the influence […]

How Do I Get an Arrest Warrant Resolved?

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Here are the basic court procedures surrounding your trial proceedings, including what to wear, how early to come to the courthouse, and what type of participation will be expected of you when in front of the judge.

What Can a Criminal Conviction Mean to Your Career?

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Nearly 77 million Americans, or one in three, have a criminal record. But that doesn’t have to hold you back from getting the career you studied in college or have trained for. Before Covid, many employers were willing to hire people with criminal convictions because it was hard to fill jobs in a low-unemployment economy. […]

What Is the Misdemeanor Intervention Program?

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There is a Misdemeanor Pretrial Intervention Program (MIP). The court shall dismiss the charges upon finding that the defendant has successfully completed the pretrial intervention program. In Florida, the Pretrial Intervention Programs are provided through Sections 948.08 and 948.16, Florida Statutes. Misdemeanor Pretrial Substance Abuse Intervention Program A person who is charged with a nonviolent […]

What You Can Expect in a Criminal Proceeding

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In this post, we outline basic court procedures to minimize the stress and mystery surrounding your trial proceedings, including what to wear, how early to come to the courthouse, and what type of participation will be expected of you when in front of the judge. There are eight distinct steps taken in most criminal cases. […]

Do You Need a Five Star Criminal Defense Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area?

If you have been charged with a crime, you may be facing a long prison sentence. Not every attorney has the qualifications and experience to handle a criminal case. You need a qualified and experienced five-star criminal defense lawyer to fight for your release from jail while awaiting trial and defend you after your release. […]