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What Is Considered Domestic Battery in Florida?

Florida authorities take domestic violence accusations very seriously. Unfortunately, disagreements between family members and romantic partners typically unleash strong emotional responses and sometimes result in police officers responding to the scene. Anyone facing domestic battery charges may want to know: A domestic violence lawyer at Moses and Rooth can answer your questions about domestic battery in Florida. What Is...

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What Is the Statute of Limitations on Drug Trafficking in Florida?

The principle of a statute of limitations is crucial in criminal law. It sets a time limit for the Government to take legal action against a person accused of committing a crime, including drug trafficking. The statute of limitations on drug trafficking in Florida varies depending on several factors. It is important to understand these limitations if you are...

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Can You Get Probation for Domestic Violence?

Florida maintains comprehensive domestic violence laws that address various offenses involving individuals in a familial relationship. Domestic violence offenses are serious crimes in Florida, and the penalties often include jail time; however, in certain circumstances, securing a probationary sentence is possible. Ultimately, the specific outcome of a domestic violence case depends on the unique facts and circumstances of the...

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Common Plea Bargains for Domestic Violence

Plea bargains are one of the defining features of the criminal justice system, with estimates of about 90% to 95% of federal and state court cases ending in a plea agreement. The best plea bargain for a domestic violence case depends on the unique facts and circumstances of the charges the accused is facing. Despite the benefits of the...

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Florida Domestic Violence Laws

Undoubtedly, family and domestic violence (DV), such as child abuse, intimate partner abuse, and elder abuse, is a serious problem nationwide. A critical controversy surrounding Florida’s domestic violence laws relates to false allegations. The debate surrounding the rate of false domestic violence complaints has remained significant throughout the decades. Although some argue that false accusations are marginal, the consequences...

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How to Get Assault with Deadly Weapon Charges Dropped

Assault with a deadly weapon is a felony offense that can result in up to five years in prison. A felony conviction can inflict collateral consequences beyond a jail sentence, like losing your ability to vote or hold public office.  A criminal defense attorney can review the details of your case and negotiate with the prosecutor about your criminal...

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How Much Time Do You Get for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Florida?

If you are in Florida facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, jail time is only one consequence you need to worry about. Assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, or aggravated assault, is a felony offense. Florida deprives convicted felons of certain rights, including their right to vote, serve on a jury, or hold public...

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How to Beat a Simple Possession Charge in Florida

If you or a loved one were recently arrested for possessing a small amount of drugs, call Moses & Rooth’s right away. Our attorneys can help you fight your simple drug possession charge in Florida. We’ll explain the law, the potential sentence, and how to beat a drug charge.  Never assume you have to plead guilty for simple possession...

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What to Do When Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

A critical controversy surrounding partner violence involves false allegations. False domestic violence and abuse accusations are under-recognized in custody and dispute cases. If you face false allegations of domestic violence, you can experience significant disruptions to your life.  False accusations of abuse represent a significant threat to justice, and it is essential that those falsely accused of domestic violence...

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How Long Can You Go to Jail for Domestic Violence in Florida?

Florida has strict domestic violence laws that allow a judge to send someone to jail for a long time. But just how long you spend in jail depends on the underlying charge. Domestic violence is always charged alongside another crime, such as domestic violence assault or battery—and even some of these underlying charges can be charged as either a...

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