Am I Being Criminally Investigated By the Police?

Am I Being Criminally Investigated By the Police?

Most of the time, a criminal investigation takes place after the arrest of a suspect. However, sometimes police may try to build a case against someone before they can or do issue an arrest warrant. This is often the case when the police can potentially charge a...
Marchman Act In Florida

Marchman Act In Florida

The Florida Marchman Act The Florida Marchman Act is a law that allows for the involuntary commitment of individuals who are struggling with addiction. The law was enacted in 1990 and is named after Howard P. Marchman, Jr., a state legislator who sponsored the bill....
When Is Drinking & Driving a Federal Criminal Offense? 

When Is Drinking & Driving a Federal Criminal Offense? 

Federal Drinking And Driving  Drunk driving is treated seriously in the state of Florida, whether or not you are on federal property. However, if you are, you will be charged under a different set of laws than someone who was charged with a DUI on state property....
Underage Drinking & Driving In South Florida

Underage Drinking & Driving In South Florida

How Does Florida Penalize Underage Drinking and Driving? When an individual under the age of 18 years old is caught driving while intoxicated they may face special charges for Underage DUI and be subject to a variety of penalties. Here’s what to know about how...
Do I Have to Testify at My Florida Criminal Trial?

Do I Have to Testify at My Florida Criminal Trial?

In every criminal proceeding, an accused person has the option of testifying or not testifying. If a person refuses to testify, this may not be used against them or to imply culpability. However, just because a suspect can testify does not imply it is a wise decision....