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Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Understanding the Three Strikes Law in Florida

    Since 1999, the state of Florida has had a law in place that requires a judge to sentence a third time violent felony offender to a mandatory minimum term in prison, based upon the crime committed. The length of the sentence will depend on the type of violent felony crime committed. There are certain criteria which must be met before a mandatory minimum penalty can be imposed at conviction. The ...
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  • Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

    Providing you meet all of the legal requirements as laid out Florida statutes, and you have obtained a Certificate of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, you will be able to get your criminal record expunged. Florida Statute 943.0585 clearly lays out the qualifications which must be met before the court will authorize the expunging of your criminal record. Not all crimes, ...
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  • Changes in Florida DUI Law for 2013

    Effective July 1, 2013 the Department of Motor Vehicles is allowing first-time DUI offenders to waive their right to a formal review hearing in exchange for a permit to drive while their DUI case is pending. This new change allows a permit to be issued during the entire process. Pre July 1, 2013, if you were arrested for a DUI first offense and refused the breath test, there was a 90 day ...
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