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Wife of congressman faces allegations of disorderly intoxication

Anyone in Orlando and throughout Florida can find themselves unexpectedly facing a criminal charge and the consequences that go along with it. The law does not discriminate and does not play favorites, so if there are allegations made, the person will need to make certain that he or she takes the necessary steps to craft a strong criminal defense.

Man faces allegations of assaulting paramedics transporting him

In Orlando and throughout Florida, there are many different reasons why a person might be arrested and have charges filed. The circumstances will frequently dictate what kind of defense should be crafted and that is especially true in an unusual case in which assault charges are levied and the alleged perpetrator might have a legitimate medical excuse for his or her behavior. Regardless of the situation, it is crucial to have legal assistance from a law firm that has a wide range of experience in criminal defense.

What is considered domestic violence?

We all get in fights from time to time. While this might look like a simple tiff with a loved one, for others in Florida and elsewhere, this could elevate into a very damaging dispute. Although it might seem like a valid fight, it is possible to engage in domestic violence in the heat of the moment,. Because the criminal penalties can be harsh in such a situation, it is important to understand what this looks like and how to assert a defense against such allegations.

Understanding why plea negotiations are used

Being accused of a crime is not an easy situation to be in. It also is not easy to think of ways to reduce the impact of this situation. Defendants are often overwhelmed by the situation, making it difficult to see all criminal defense options available to them. Litigation is not always a must, and there are defense options that could reduce the charges or penalties faced by the accused.

Fraud factory uncovered in southern Florida

Now that the holiday season is upon us and all the major deals are filling up our inboxes, we are more likely than ever to pull out our credit cards to make these purchases. While this is a simple action that many consumers do on a daily basis, one does not think that his or her credit card information could be stolen. Unfortunately, scammers are able to secure a consumer's information, causing hi or her financial hardships. Financial fraud is a serious matter, and those accused of such acts could face harsh consequences if convicted.

Helping you develop a criminal defense strategy

No matter the severity of a criminal charge, being accused of a crime is a serious and nerve-wrecking situation. It can also be a shocking situation if you have found yourself in an unfortunate circumstance of being accused of something that you did not do. No matter the details of the crime or the evidence used against you, all defendants are afforded the right to assert a criminal defense.

What is a plea negotiation?

Facing criminal allegations is more than enduring the possibility of penalties. It is also the process that the accused must go through, dealing with the possibility that their best criminal defense strategy is not one that could clear his or her name, but rather one that could reduce the consequences involved. Although it is ideal to assert a strong defense in order to have the charges dismissed or obtain a not guilty verdict, it can sometimes be more advantageous for a defendant to make a plea.

Understanding the serious nature of assault and battery charges

Assault charges and battery charges are serious criminal charges it is important for accused individuals to understand. Assault and battery charges are oftentimes referred to together or sometimes referred to interchangeably but they are two separate charges which can result in serious penalties and consequences to accused individuals.

When could a plea bargain be an option?

Although a majority of Americans, including those from Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area, are well-intentioned and try to adhere to the laws governing our land, people are human, and sometimes humans make mistakes. While most mistakes are minor in nature, there are situations where a mistake is not so minor, and it could lead to someone facing criminal charges.

Deputy faces criminal charge for alleged domestic dispute

In Orlando and throughout Florida, when law enforcement is called to investigate allegations that a domestic assault has taken place, the last thing they expect to find is that another member of law enforcement is the accused. However, it does happen. This shows that there can be a domestic incident with anyone at any time. Another fact about these cases is that people who are arrested on these charges have the right to a strong criminal defense.

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