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Florida Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

Facing Harsh Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences in Florida Requires Expert Legal Advice Florida’s war on drugs is relentless. Florida’s lawmakers continue to have mandatory minimums for drug offenses even though they don’t work. Even still Florida takes the same old approach to drug crimes sentencing that became popular in the 1980s.  The Florida mandatory minimum drug sentences completely remove...

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Florida Drug Trafficking Laws: What You Should Know

While states across the country have started to implement a more reasonable system for punishing those convicted of nonviolent drug crimes, Florida is a bit behind the times. This is especially the case when it comes to those convicted of a Florida Drug trafficking offense. Florida Drug Trafficking Laws When people think of the charge of “drug trafficking”, they...

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5 Steps to Take After a DUI in Orlando

Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) can be terrifying. You may feel like your life is out of control, you may feel scared, and it’s common for a million thoughts to rush through your head. However, we can assure you that having questions is okay! The expert Florida DUI attorneys at Orlando Defense are here to help calm...

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An Overview of Florida Drug Possession Penalties

If you are facing drug possession charges in Florida, you should know that Florida drug possession penalties can be steep. Florida has some pretty harsh drug laws in comparison to other states. If you have been arrested for drug charges, it would be a good idea at this point for you to contact Orlando Defense to help with your...

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Where Is the Line Between Domestic Violence and Self-Defense?

Can self-defense be a valid defense against a domestic violence charge? Yes, it definitely can. Sometimes a criminal action can be acceptable if you are defending yourself—even if the other person is smaller and weaker than you, and even if they are your spouse. Overview of Domestic Violence in Florida Law Under Florida law, “domestic violence” is not typically...

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What Are the DUI Penalties in Florida?

The DUI penalties in Florida are some of the toughest in the nation. DUI convictions in Florida cannot be expunged or sealed. Consequences include steep fines, driver license revocation, possible jail time, mandated ignition interlock devices, increased insurance premiums, and community service. Even if you are a tourist from out of state, you could end up with warrants for...

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DWI‌ ‌vs.‌ ‌DUI‌ ‌in‌ ‌Florida‌

Drinking and driving (or driving while high on drugs) is illegal in every state, including Florida. This behavior is a crime, not a traffic violation, and in some instances the state can prosecute it as a felony. “DUI” stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” while “DWI” stands for “Driving While Intoxicated.” DUI vs. DWI in Florida Some states call...

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How Long Does a Florida Felony Stay on Your Record?

How long does a felony stay on your record in Florida? Unfortunately, a Florida felony conviction will remain on your record for life, except for certain very unusual circumstances. Not every felony charge results in a conviction, however. The following is a review of the ins and outs of dealing with a Florida felony charge. Possible Consequences of Failure...

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Guide to Florida Drug Possession Laws: What You Should Know

The US government has waged the war on drugs for more than 40 years at this point. As a result, drug laws are some of the most strictly enforced rules throughout the nation. If you are facing any sort of drug possession charge in Florida, it is critical that you understand two things. First, you need to know what...

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Is Verbal Assault Considered Domestic Violence in Florida?

In Florida, the term “domestic violence” refers not to any single crime, but to a class of crimes with a common thread. Domestic violence means violence within a family or household relationship. More specifically, “domestic violence” refers to any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, etc., that is committed within a domestic relationship. Florida verbal assault law fits into...

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