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Is Resisting Arrest a Felony in Florida?

Resisting arrest is one form of obstruction of justice. Police often charge people with this offense—sometimes justifiably and sometimes not. And because resisting arrest crimes almost always involve resisting the efforts of police officers, they are prosecuted vigorously. But is resisting arrest a misdemeanor or felony? The answer is it can be both. If you or someone you love...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | DUI

What Makes a DUI a Felony in Florida?

In Florida, as in most other states, a first or second DUI is considered a misdemeanor offense. But can a DUI be a felony? And if so, What is a felony DUI?  The answer is yes; a DUI can be classified as a felony. A third or subsequent DUI or a DUI that results in injury or death is...

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How to Beat Aggravated Assault in Florida

Aggravated assault charges are extremely serious. A conviction could send you to prison for up to five years or longer, depending on the circumstances of your case. You’ll need to talk to an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer right away if you find yourself in these dire circumstances.  The Orlando criminal defense attorneys from Moses and Rooth Attorneys at...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | DUI

DUI Probation Laws In Florida

Probation plays an important role in Florida’s judicial system, especially in DUI cases. The terms of DUI probation are in place partially to deter future drinking and driving and to help identify people who might have a drinking problem and get them the help they need. However, you must take probation seriously because it is a privilege. How is...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Drug Charges

Signs Your Neighbor May be Involved in Manufacturing or Selling Drugs

It’s not exactly news to point out the Orlando area has a problem with drug dealers and illegal drug manufacturers. Indeed, many drug operations work inconspicuously out of residential homes. Perhaps you suspect there is a dealer or producer in your own neighborhood. Here are a few common signs, based on advice from law enforcement, that may indicate your...

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Technical Violations of Probation in Florida

Used to its fullest potential, probation can help turn people’s lives around. But, you must follow all the rules and regulations to make it work. It’s not enough to refrain from committing any new criminal offenses while on probation; you also have to abide by all of the “technical” terms of your probation.  Although Florida has relaxed some of...

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| Read Time: 5 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: 4 minutes | Criminal Defense

How to Know If You Have A Warrant

Having a warrant out for your arrest means the police can arrest you anytime they encounter you. So you can be arrested if the police pull you over. You can also be arrested if you apply for a concealed carry permit or renew your driver’s license because your warrant can pop up on your record. So the best thing...

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What Are Valid Reasons to Reschedule a Court Date?

Going to court might not be the most enjoyable thing you have to do in life. Missing a court date might seem easier than going to court and missing work, finding someone to watch your children, or maybe finding a ride. However, failing to attend court when ordered could make your legal situation much worse.  If you missed a...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Sex Crimes

Is Sexual Assault A Felony In Florida?

If you have been charged with a sexual crime, you may wonder, Is sexual assault a felony in Florida? Sexual assault, also known as sexual battery in Florida, is a very serious criminal offense. Sexual battery is also synonymous with rape. The severity of the penalties for sexual assault varies depending on the alleged victim’s age and the circumstances...

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