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What Makes a Piece of Evidence Inadmissible in Court?

By Jude Faccidomo |

In any criminal case, evidence is a key part of the legal proceeding. Evidence is what the prosecution uses to link the defendant to the offense as well as what the criminal defense team uses to show that the defendant is innocent. Using evidence effectively is the key to convicting an individual or keeping… Read More »

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What to Do if you are Charged with Trespassing

By Jude Faccidomo |

Trespassing is defined as the act of entering a private area without permission from its owner. This can be a house, a section of a home or public building, or even an empty lot. If you do not have authorized permission to enter a space or structure, entering it can be deemed to be… Read More »

Bail

Posting Bail: What it Does, What it Requires

By Jude Faccidomo |

When an individual is arrested and taken to jail, a bail amount is set for him or her. Bail is the money that the individual can pay in exchange for being released from jail while his or her case moves through the criminal justice system. Bail is not always money. Sometimes, it is a… Read More »

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Types of Property Crime

By Jude Faccidomo |

There are many different classifications for criminal offenses. Within these classifications, there are often subdivisions. Property crimes are offenses that involve the unauthorized taking or destruction of another party’s property. Within the realm of property crimes, there are multiple subtypes. These subtypes of property crime are listed below. Property crimes can involve tangible items… Read More »

Subpoena

Why You Need to Comply with your Subpoena

By Jude Faccidomo |

In the most basic sense, a subpoena is a request for evidence to use in a criminal case. The court issues subpoenas to individuals who can provide this evidence, which can be anything from a testimony about an event to a document that shows critical information about the event. A subpoena is not a… Read More »

Marijuana

Marijuana Possession for Personal Use vs. Marijuana Possession with the Intent to Distribute

By Jude Faccidomo |

Although states across the nation are decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana for recreational use, it is still a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance under the Controlled Substances Act and illegal outside of regulated medical use in Florida. Florida’s laws differentiate between the possession of a small amount of marijuana for one’s personal use and the… Read More »

Theft

What is Petit Theft?

By Jude Faccidomo |

Petit theft is defined as the theft of property valued at less than $300 with the intention of permanently or temporarily depriving the rightful owner of that item. In other words, it does not matter if you intend to return an item taken for your own benefit – “borrowing” another person’s property without his… Read More »

LadyJustice

How to Prepare for your Deposition

By Jude Faccidomo |

If you are facing a criminal charge, you are going to become acquainted with numerous court procedures in a short period of time. One of these is the discovery process, which includes interrogations, depositions, and requests for the submission of specific pieces of evidence to the court. A deposition is a conversation between you… Read More »

HateCrime

What is a Hate Crime?

By Jude Faccidomo |

A hate crime is a criminal offense motivated by the offender’s bias against the victim based on the victim’s race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or national origin. In nearly all cases, hate crimes are violent offenses such as murder, arson, assault, or battery. When an offense is deemed to have been a… Read More »

Courtroom

What is Contempt of Court?

By Jude Faccidomo |

When the court orders you to comply with an order, you must comply with that order. Failing to comply with a court order is known as contempt of court. Court orders can be made for actions that occur outside the courtroom, such as orders to pay child support or comply with a subpoena, as… Read More »

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