Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Important Sixth Amendment Rights in Criminal Cases

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guarantee that every defendant gets a fair hearing and it also ensures that defendants have ample opportunities to defend themselves. Most importantly, the right guarantees that Fort Pierce based defendants who cannot afford to hire an experienced Fort Pierce criminal lawyer are well defended in court. If you… Read More »

Arrested for Resisting an Officer Without Violence? What You Need to Know

Hiring an experienced Fort Pierce criminal defense lawyers is crucial to properly defending against a resisting an officer without violence offense. An attorney can help you prepare a defense, file preliminary motions to get evidence suppress and/or get your cases dismissed. An attorney will review the State’s discovery against you and advice you accordingly. Never… Read More »

Disorderly Conduct: What to Know

Hiring an experienced Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney is one of the most crucial decisions that must be made when fighting a disorderly conduct charge. You could face jail time, probation and/or fines if you are sentenced in a case of this nature. What Is Disorderly Conduct? To prove the offense of disorderly conduct the… Read More »

What to Know About Criminal Mischief in the State of Florida

Family Law Fort Pierce Lawyer: Criminal Mischief A Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Lawyer can help you defend against your charge. Florida Statutes Section ¬§ 806.13 defines criminal mischief as willfully and maliciously causing injuries or damages by any means any real or personal property belonging to another, including, but not limited to, the placement of… Read More »

Violation of Probation Hearings: What to Know

Hiring an experienced Port St. Lucie criminal defense lawyer is important when defending against your alleged violation of probation. A violation of probation carries serious consequences. You could face up to the original amount of time you could have been sentenced to or much more in a felony case. Violation of Probation Hearing Challenging a… Read More »

Will My License Be Suspended if I Am Adjudicated Guilty for a Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Charge?

No, your driver’s license will not be suspended if you are convicted of a BUI. The penalties for a first-offense BUI include a fine ranging from $500-$1000 and a maximum jail sentence of 6 months, 50 hours of community service, ten days of impoundment or immobilization of the vessel. Probation is required, but cannot exceed… Read More »

How Do I Modify My Probation?

Modifying Terms and/or Conditions of Probation If you are on probation you can request to modify the terms of probation at any point. Below are the steps you should take: File a motion to modify probation Request a date and time for your case to be heard File a notice of hearing and send a… Read More »

What the Police Aren’t Telling You About Field Sobriety Tests

Have you checked your driver’s license lately, did you know that by operating a motor vehicle you are consenting to any sobriety tests required by law, but you may wonder which ones are required? You are not required to submit to field sobriety tests. I repeat you are not required to submit to field sobriety… Read More »

Arrested for DUI, but I Blew Under the Legal Limit?

You can still be charged with a DUI even if you blow under .08. Florida’s DUI jury instruction states that DUI can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt one of two ways. Either you have a .08 blood breath alcohol content or the State proves that you were under the influence of alcohol to the… Read More »

DUI Hardship Licenses in Florida

There Are Two Types: Business Purposes Only – this type of hardship license restricts your driving only to necessary activities related to your livelihood. This includes your commute to and from work, driving to school, on the job driving, and driving for church or medical visits Employment Purposes Only – a work purposes only hardship… Read More »