Monthly Archives: May 2023
Can Florida Defendants Represent Themselves In Criminal Court?
Even if you do not go to jail, the costs of being a defendant in a criminal case add up. If you serve a probation sentence, you must pay all the costs associated with your probation, including drug testing and, if applicable, a GPS ankle monitor. The court can suspend your driver’s license, sometimes… Read More »
Direct File: A Nightmare For Florida Teens
Most adults, if they are being honest, will tell you of times when they engaged in dangerous or thoughtless behavior. Whether you regard the incidents from your youth that reflect the worst on your character with humor or horror most likely depends on the consequences. If a youthful mistake led to a disproportionate punishment,… Read More »
New Florida Law Seeks To Regulate The Production And Sale Of Kratom
Many tropical regions have plants that do more than just look beautiful and make food taste better. Plants of the genus Cannabis grow anywhere that the weather is warm enough. In Yemen and East Africa, there is khat. South America has coca and the ingredients of ayahuasca. In Mexico and southern Texas, you can… Read More »
Forgery Crimes And Florida Law
The pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Pompano, is currently facing charges for financial crimes, as well as theft, drug possession, and possession of a stolen firearm. His case is still pending, but the investigation began when parishioners complained that he had an unfair amount of control over the church’s funds and claimed… Read More »
Will The Jury Acquit You Just Because Your Accuser Has A Motive For Lying?
The jury cannot return a verdict of guilty unless the prosecution’s evidence and arguments leave no room for reasonable doubt, but to establish reasonable doubt, you must do more than just say, “He’s lying!” You must show why the exhibits that the prosecutors show do not mean what the prosecutors say they mean or… Read More »