Penalties for Drug Possession in West Palm Beach

When it comes to assessing penalties for drug possession every state has their own statutes in addition to the federal laws. Being accused of possessing an illegal drug in Palm Beach County may mean facing felony charges. Unless you were caught in the possession of a small amount of marijuana or other low-level drug then [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The True Cost Of A DUI In Florida

If you look only at the law itself, you will learn that the fine for a misdemeanor first-offense DUI conviction in the state of Florida can range from $500 to $1,000. Do not be misled – that's only the beginning. If someone is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in South Florida, it [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Know About Domestic Battery in West Palm Beach

Under Florida law, household violence refers to any actual or intention striking or touching another person without consent, or intentionally causing bodily harm to another person, when the person struck is a household or family member. The term household or family member can refer to any of the following: husbands and wives, ex-husbands and ex-wives, [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Healthcare Fraud?

Every year, there are millions of health insurance claims submitted in Florida to healthcare companies that try to make quality care a bit more affordable. Out of these millions of claims, a minor percentage of them tend to be fraudulent. If you have been charged with healthcare fraud in West Palm Beach, our white collar [...]

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What Are The Defenses For Theft in West Palm Beach, FL?

In West Palm Beach, a person commits theft when he or she knowingly uses or obtains, or endeavors to use or to obtain another person's property permanently or temporarily. Florida state laws differentiate between grand theft and petit theft. The type of theft is determined by the value of property. Property valued over $100,000 qualifies [...]

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What Are Plea Bargains?

Most criminal cases in West Palm Beach never proceed to trial. On the other hand, there may not be sufficient legal defense to have your charges dropped. During such situations, your main goal should be to minimize the consequences of the case as much as possible. This can be achieved through successful plea bargaining. Many [...]

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What Are Lewd and Lascivious Acts in West Palm Beach?

In West Palm Beach, sexual acts involving children under the age of 16 years are criminalized as vulgar and lecherous crimes, including any consensual sexual activity with anyone under the age of 16 years. The State of Florida's criminal laws define the words "Lascivious" and "Lewd" to mean more or less the same thing; that [...]

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Understanding and Appreciating Florida’s Implied Consent Laws

On your Florida driver's license, it does state in relatively tiny writing at the bottom that "operation of a motor vehicle constitutes consent to any sobriety test required by law." So, what are Florida's implied consent laws? Legally, Florida criminal DUI Statute 316.1932 is the "implied consent statute". This statute does apply to ANY and [...]

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Treatment Options For Sex Offenders In Florida

Under Florida state laws, sexual offenses carry stringent penalties which can see offenders serving life sentences or even face capital punishment. In the event probation is awarded, the offenders are placed under strict monitoring to reduce any chances of them repeating any further sexual misconduct. Persons who have committed rape, having sex with a minor, [...]

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Treatment Options for Drug Offenders in West Palm Beach

Narcotic charges are one of the most common offenses across the United States and as a matter of fact, there is a war on drugs across the nation. Thousands of young and aged people have been arrested and locked in prison for possessing drugs that are deemed illegal by the federal and state governments. Thankfully, [...]

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