What Is The Difference Between Domestic Violence, Assault, And Battery?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women and one in seven men will suffer physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetimes. In 2014, 106,882 domestic violence crimes were reported to Florida police agencies, leading to 64,460 arrests. However, domestic violence crimes often go unreported, so we [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Happens After A First-Offense DUI Arrest?

In South Florida, far too many are injured or killed in DUI-related traffic crashes. What makes these injuries and deaths especially heartbreaking is that almost all of them could have been avoided. In Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward County, rideshare services, taxicabs, and limos are abundant and available 24 hours a day every day. Of [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

An Overview Of Palm Beach County’s Diversion Programs

Most judges and most lawmakers now understand that petty crimes committed by first-time offenders shouldn’t always be penalized with prosecutions and jail terms. First-time offenders – and our society – are better served by counseling aimed at deterring crime in the future. Diversion programs cost far less than trials and jail, and diversion gives first-time [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Medical Marijuana In Florida: What To Know About The State’s New Laws

In November, voters in Florida approved Amendment 2, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Initiative. More than 71 percent of the state’s voters agreed to approve the initiative. Only two years earlier, a similar measure had been narrowly defeated. Amendment 2 will allow doctors in Florida to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes to patients struggling with [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Your Criminal Issues May Be Driven By Addiction

“Addiction” is a word that most of us tend to use perhaps too casually, and it’s usually an exaggeration. We might say that we are “addicted” to old movies or to walks on the beach, but in its more precise sense, that’s not really what addiction is. Addiction is a disease. It is a complex [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Probation Drug Testing Works in West Palm Beach and What Can Happen if You Fail

When someone is convicted of a crime in the state of Florida, depending on that crime’s severity and the offender’s previous criminal history, the offender may be ordered to prison or placed on probation. Those ordered to prison are then sometimes released on parole. Florida’s probation and parole officers work with offenders serving probation or [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Penalties for Sexual Assault and Rape in West Palm Beach, FL

Recent data reveals that the overall crime rate in West Palm Beach is significantly higher than the state of Florida and the national average of the US. The crimes include among others: sexual assaults and rape. Thousands of sexual assault and rape cases in West Palm Beach go without any legal action. Several thousands of [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Expungement Process in West Palm Beach

The expungement process in West Palm Beach involves first establishing if an individual is eligible to have their record expunged. This is followed by an actual filing of the Petition to Expunge with the state of Florida. The paperwork required for the filing can be obtained in packet form at the Palm Beach County main [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Different Types of Intellectual Property Crime written by: Torrents

IP crime or Intellectual Property crime is not a new thing, but in the 20th century, it has significantly come into account and currently it has become a big issue for many business owners around the world. Incidents such as copyright, general infringements, piracy, and counterfeit are all classified under intellectual property crime. What is [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Consequences of a Conviction in FL written by: Matilda Simpsons

The thought of most people who have to face criminal charges is that they don't want to serve a sentence in jail. Although this is important, one should also be aware of the consequences of a conviction in FL before they sign and accept the plea of recommendation designated for a criminal conviction. How Are [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments