West Palm Beach Criminal Justice Blog

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…

DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING More counties in Florida are recognizing the simple and obvious fact that good hard working people can make the mistake of drinking and driving. More counties are offering clients the opportunity to resolve their DUI cases with Reckless Driving resolutions. Obviously, each case is unique. There is no guarantee of…

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…

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