Have You or a Loved One Been Arrested by the Feds?

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If you have been arrested for a federal offense you are entitled to a detention hearing! You may be eligible for release while the case is being resolved. What Is a Federal Detention Hearing (Bail-Bond) At a detention hearing, the Government must establish that no condition or combination of conditions of release will reasonably assure […]

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 […]

How to Get Off Federal Probation or Supervised Release

How to Get a Federal Criminal Charge Dismissed

If you or a loved one have been placed on federal probation or supervised release, you may be eligible for modification or early termination! It is possible for a federal judge to change or end your probation or supervised release after only one year. Early termination of probation or supervised release is considered reasonable when […]

If You Have Been Arrested Are You Competent to Stand Trial?

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If you or a loved one have been arrested for a State of Florida offense you may be entitled to a competency hearing if there are reasonable grounds to believe that you are not competent. What Test Is Applied to Determine Competency to Stand Trial? The proper standard in determining whether a competency hearing is […]

What Is a Domestic Violence Injunction?

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Here’s what you need to know if you have been the victim of domestic violence or if you have been served with a petition for a temporary injunction relating to domestic violence. What Is Domestic Violence? “Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false […]

What Are Your Rights During a Traffic Stop in Florida?

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Routine traffic stops are often just that, routine. However, there are also times when what could have been a simple traffic stop escalates into something more. Since most people will likely be involved in a traffic stop at least once in their lives, it’s important to know your rights and have an understanding of what […]

Should Juvenile Offenders Be Treated As Adults?

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Javarick Henderson Jr. is accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother in St. Petersburg, Florida. Henderson, who is 13 years old, has been indicted for first-degree murder by a grand jury and if convicted, he will face life in prison. “Should a 13-year-old accused of murder be in the adult system?” See Tampa Bay Times article […]

How to Get A Federal Criminal Charge Dismissed

How to Get a Federal Criminal Charge Dismissed

If you have been charged with a federal offense you have a right to a fair trial. Every criminal defendant is entitled to challenge the charges against him or her. A defendant may request that the judge dismiss or reduce the charges. A criminal defense attorney should determine whether there are any grounds on which […]

Why Should I Contact a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you have been charged with a federal offense you may be able to get the charge dismissed or reduced. If you are unable to get the charge dismissed or reduced, you may enter into a plea agreement or go to trial. If you enter into a plea agreement or if you are found guilty […]

Is Drug Abuse and Addiction Really a Crime?

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If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense, you may be eligible for help rather than incarceration. Some courts have begun to realize that crime is not always the problem, it is often a symptom of the real problem, drug abuse, and addiction. Each Florida county treats drug abuse and addiction differently. Hillsborough County […]