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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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Reckless Driving In Florida Charges: Meaning, Penalties and Defenses

If you’ve picked up a reckless driving ticket in Florida, you might be wondering what kind of trouble you’re facing. A reckless driving conviction can lead to major legal difficulties, and you could suffer terrible consequences in your personal life as well.  Fighting your reckless driving charge with the help of an experienced traffic defense lawyer can help you...

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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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Guess We are All in this Together

The coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting everyone. Restaurants and stores are shutting down and more are sure to be closing soon. Many government functions are being suspended including many court events. However, you know what isn’t being suspended? People are being arrested. Now more than ever it is extremely scary to be arrested with the fear of being stuck...

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Florida Man Faces Aggravated Battery Charges After Firing Shots

A 25-year-old man from Cocoa recently fired gunshots into the air near his girlfriend as he sat in a car driven by his mother. Prosecutors charged the suspect with multiple gun-related charges. The punishment for Florida gun-related convictions can be serious. If you are facing a gun-related charge in the Orlando, Florida area, Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law...

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What Happens if I Plead the Fifth Amendment?

Pleading the fifth in real life is not as funny as Dave Chappelle’s skit on pleading the fifth, however, it may be necessary to protect yourself from self-incrimination. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that no person in a criminal case can be compelled to be a witness against themselves. An experienced criminal defense attorney at...

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What Does it Mean to Withhold Adjudication in Florida?

We have all made mistakes throughout life, some bigger than others. These mistakes can be small, only causing issues within that day, while other mistakes can have lasting effects on your life. Such mistakes result in a criminal record that can affect your job, housing, whether you are able to obtain a license, as well as harming your reputation....

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A Legal Guide for Florida Spring Breakers: Know Before You Go

CC image by Ekaterina Vladinakova at Flickr If you’re heading to Florida for spring break in 2019, the sunshine and warm water may not be all that you encounter. In fact, spring breakers are notorious for getting into legal trouble – typically for things like underage drinking. Before you go, here are a few laws and safety tips that...

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If an Alleged Victim of Domestic Violence Doesn’t Testify in Court, What Happens to My Case?

Domestic violence cases often hinge on the alleged victim testifying. If he or she doesn’t, then the state usually has no case to bring against you. No matter what the state says, it really can’t compel someone to testify. Many alleged victims go missing as the court date approaches, which leaves the prosecutor with very little evidence to present...

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Is Vaping Marijuana Legal in Florida?

Medical marijuana remains a complicated topic in Florida. As you probably know, voters approved a state constitutional amendment in 2016 to authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But this doesn’t mean you can simply roll your own joint and smoke it because you think you have glaucoma. The Florida legislature adopted extensive regulations to implement the voters’...

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