| Read Time: 4 minutes | Criminal Defense

Can Police Press Charges If the Victim Doesn’t Want To?

When police receive a call to respond to an emergency, they often arrive at a chaotic and emotional scene. It’s their job to figure out what happened.  They will take down statements from people and look at any available physical evidence. Then the investigating officers have to make a call: Will they arrest or charge someone with a crime?...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Criminal Defense

What Is Sexual Battery In Florida?

Sexual battery in Florida is a serious charge, as a conviction could send you to prison for decades, if not for life. Additionally, you could suffer other life-altering consequences like being forced to register as a sex offender if you are convicted of sexual battery.  The sex assault defense lawyers from Moses and Rooth are former state prosecutors who...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Uncategorized

Explaining Third-Degree Felonies

You might wonder where your life is headed if you have a 3rd-degree felony in Florida hanging over your head. You probably know that felonies are serious offenses and that a conviction for a felony could land you in prison. The truth is, any felony conviction could have serious repercussions for you and your family. We know it is...

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| Read Time: 7 minutes | Drunk Driving

First Offense DUI in Florida: What Happens Now?

Getting arrested for DUI can be a frightening time in your life. There’s a good chance you’ve never had a criminal charge before, and you’re wondering what will happen. That’s perfectly normal.  The aftermath of a first-time DUI in Florida can be overwhelming. You probably have many legal questions. You might even be wondering if you have any chance...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Probation Violation

How Much Jail Time Could I Get for Violating My Probation?

Probation is an alternative to incarceration. In other words, a judge will sometimes sentence you to probation instead of sentencing you to jail or prison. Probation typically involves regular meetings with a probation officer as well as compliance with certain terms of probation. If you violate probation, incarceration could be the result.  What Happens If Florida Accuses You of...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Juvenile Offenses

Explaining Florida’s Romeo and Juliet Law

Does Florida have Romeo and Juliet laws? After all, not every state does. Fortunately, Florida is one of the states that does have such a law. Imagine two high school students who commence a dating relationship. The 18-year-old female gets pregnant and DNA evidence proves that her 17-year old boyfriend is the father. The police then proceed to arrest...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Probation Violation

12 FAQs About Probation in Florida

Being on probation in Florida is like walking a tightrope. One slip could be catastrophic because it could result in incarceration. It may not be as restrictive as being in prison, but make no mistake—your actions and freedoms are significantly curtailed while you are on probation. It is certainly better than being in jail or prison, but if you...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Drug Charges

Florida Drug Possession Penalties and Laws

Florida drug possession penalties are notoriously strict. If you are facing Florida drug charges, you can expect prosecutors to aggressively pursue a conviction or a brutal plea bargain. If a Florida court convicts you, don’t be surprised if the judge imposes the maximum sentence. Consequently, it’s never in your best interests to even think about trying to defend yourself...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Domestic Violence

How Serious Is a Domestic Violence Charge for a First-Time Offender?

Domestic violence is a serious charge that carries a social stigma that few other offenses do. Even if you are convicted on a first-time domestic violence charge, the consequences could follow you for the rest of your life. Common penalties for domestic violence include incarceration, fines, probation, community service, and compulsory counseling. What Is Domestic Violence in Florida? In...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Drug Charges

DUIs and Marijuana in Florida

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana can be frustrating. Attitudes about marijuana are changing across the country. But in Florida, cannabis is still illegal for recreational use. Medical marijuana is legal, but you are still not allowed to drive while high. You can get a DUI for weed, even if you have a prescription to...

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