What are the conditions for early termination probation? Section 948.05, Florida Statutes (2011), states, “[a] court may at any time cause a probationer…to ap-pear before it to be admonished or commended, and, when satisfied that its action will be for the best interests of justice and the welfare of society, it may discharge the probationer…

Just what does it mean to have your case dismissed? When defending his client against the State, a smart criminal defense attorney sees the fight like a game of chess; he strives to win the case in as few moves as possible. However, to do so, the lawyer, like a soldier going to war, must…

FAILURE TO PROVIDE MIRANDA WARNINGS So, let us say you were arrested and there was a failure to provide Miranda Warnings. What happens? The law requires the informing of a person of their Miranda rights when in-custody and subject to in-terrogation. Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S. Ct. 1602, 16 L. Ed. 2d…

MARIJUANA RELATED DUIS Did you know Marijuana related DUIs are just as possible as alcohol related DUIs? With the recent legalization of marijuana in many states, we should expect new regulations regarding its use, and more importantly, overuse, both recreationally and medically. Many anticipate more states to adapt the new marijuana laws, and with it…

West Boca Raton High School student accused of hitting a deputy’s vehicle, faces several – potentially – exaggerated charges: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/west-boca-high-school-student-accused-of-hitting-a-deputys-vehicle-faces-several-charges Striking a car and leaving the accident scene can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. If the accident involves injury or death to any person, then leaving the scene can be charged as a…

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