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Possession of Methamphetamine in Florida: Laws and Defenses

Get Expert Legal Help Today for Your Possession of Methamphetamine Charge in Florida  Facing meth possession charges in Florida can be very frightening. Possession of methamphetamine in Florida is a felony, which means that a conviction could land you in prison. A conviction could also mean that you lose your driver’s license, your right to own a gun, and...

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Possession of a Controlled Substance in Florida: Overview and Defenses

Florida imposes harsh penalties for violating its drug laws. Florida’s drug laws appear in Section 893.13 Florida Statute. Even the most minor drug crime, possession of a controlled substance, can qualify as a felony. If you’re facing charges for possession of a controlled substance in Florida, you need to contact an attorney right away. There’s a chance your charge...

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Possession with Intent to Sell in Florida: Overview and Defenses

Being convicted of a drug crime in Florida can result in serious criminal penalties, not to mention the outside consequences of having a drug conviction on your record. In limited circumstances, the prosecutor could agree to dismiss or lessen your charges if a valid legal defense applies in your case.  Hiring a qualified attorney to prepare a strategy for...

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Florida?

Charges of Domestic Violence Can Be a Misdemeanor or Felony in Florida If you have domestic abuse felony charges in Florida, you may want to know what your options are. You may also be wondering why you have felony domestic violence charges instead of misdemeanor charges. An experienced and qualified Florida domestic violence defense attorney can explain felony domestic...

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Domestic Battery in Florida: Penalties and Defenses

Florida defines domestic violence as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death to a family or household member by another family or household member. Florida enforces strict penalties against defendants convicted of domestic violence charges. The best way to improve the outcome of...

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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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Overview of Florida Domestic Violence Laws: Penalties and Defenses

Domestic violence offenses are some of the most serious crimes you can face. However, the allegations leading to these prosecutions are also often suspect. By their very nature, domestic violence cases involve people with close relationships. This means that interpersonal drama can play a significant role in a person’s decision to bring charges. Florida Domestic Violence Laws While most...

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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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Expungement vs. Sealing in Florida What You Should Know

In passing Florida sealing and expungement laws, lawmakers acknowledge that someone can make a mistake that shouldn’t necessarily impact the rest of their life. Both sealing and expungement can help someone who was charged with a crime put the crime behind them. However, although many people use the terms sealing and expungement synonymously, they actually refer to slightly different...

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