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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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Is a DUI Charge in Florida Considered a Felony?

Florida Statutes section 316.193 is the Florida DUI statute.  In Florida, you can be charged with a felony DUI under two circumstances: (i) if you committed two prior DUI offenses and less than 10 years have passed between your second and third DUI, or (ii) if you hurt or killed someone during a DUI accident. Please remember that Florida...

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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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