| 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: 3 minutes | Domestic Violence

Explaining Domestic Battery Charges in Florida

If you or a loved one faces charges for domestic battery in Florida, you might be worried about what could happen. Fear of the unknown is perfectly natural. Finding the right domestic battery defense lawyer for you may help ease your mind. Having an experienced, successful, and dedicated defense lawyer who has handled numerous battery and domestic violence cases...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Criminal Defense

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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| 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: 3 minutes | Drug Charges

What Are The Penalties For A First-time Possession Charge In Florida?

Being charged with a crime in Florida is a scary and uncertain time in a person’s life, especially for someone who has no prior criminal history. You probably have a variety of questions. Fortunately, we have the answers.  At Moses and Rooth, we are former state prosecutors who have practiced criminal law throughout our entire careers. Our extensive experience...

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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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