On November 6, 2018 Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment which automatically restores the right to vote to 1.4 million individuals with felony convictions. Amendment 4 (Initiative Information) restores the right to vote for people with felony convictions upon completion of the terms of their sentence,…Read More
To be convicted of a crime in Florida, the state must present proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Essentially, this means that jurors must have a firm conviction that you are guilty before they can vote to convict.
This principle was central to a recent appellate court decision…Read More
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…Read More
We have good news for our fellow Floridians. We are no longer the worst drivers in the nation! Unfortunately, Florida drivers still rank very near the bottom of a new survey of states that graded them on the safety of their drivers.
In Florida, vandalism is called “criminal mischief” and it is covered byFlorida statute 806.13. If you have been accused of criminal mischief, you will need an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your team. Penalties can be quite…Read More
Each year, thousands of teens move through Florida’sjuvenile criminal justice system. However, questions continue to mount about whether the justice system is failing Florida’s young people. A recent story fromABC News has highlighted many of the…Read More
The opioid crisis continues to draw attention of the national media. The crisis has been used to explain everything from the increased mortality rates for some Americans to President Trump’s popularity in rural America.
One aspect that has not drawn nearly enough attention is the link between…Read More
The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. Of course, the first Independence Day was a tumultuous time for the nation’s founders–they were literally facing treason charges from the British Crown. Fortunately, few Orlando residents will find themselves in that kind of legal trouble today.
Having a driver’s license is a privilege, not a right. That means that the government can take it away from you and it happens more than you might realize. In Florida there are 2.2 million people with a suspended or revoked driver’s license,…Read More