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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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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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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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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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DUI Manslaughter in Florida

Accidents and mistakes are normal parts of life, but some are certainly a bigger deal than others. If you found yourself driving intoxicated, that is already enough cause for serious concern. If you caused a fatal accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be faced with the charge of DUI manslaughter in Florida. This...

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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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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 Orlando drug lawyers right away. 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 in Florida. You can fight.  What Is Simple Possession?  In...

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Florida?

If you are arrested for domestic violence in Florida, we understand that you face a range of fears and uncertainties. Along with all these challenges, by its nature and definition, facing a charge of domestic violence means personal relationship upheavals. You also have significant legal issues at hand, and your immediate question may be, Is domestic violence a felony?...

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How Much Does a DUI Lawyer Cost in Florida?

The Cost of a DUI Cannot Be Measured in Dollars Alone. Florida’s DUI law permits a sentencing judge to send a person to jail for a first-time DUI, even if you have no other criminal record. Notwithstanding, most people convicted of a first-offense DUI do not go to jail unless they were sentenced for DUI manslaughter or causing a...

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My First Probation Violation—What Am I Facing?

If you have been charged with a probation violation, you may be wondering what to do from here. Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Moses & Rooth to challenge your probation violation today: 407-449-1538 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States receive probation sentences.  A failure to comply with the conditions of your...

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