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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Should You Accept A Plea Bargain?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are facing time behind bars, you may be terrified of what the future holds.  So when a prosecutor offers a plea bargain, it may be tempting to jump at the opportunity to accept reduced charges in exchange for a guilty plea.  In many circumstances, that is very likely the best scenario.  But… Read More »


Florida Vehicle Theft Defense

By Julia Kefalinos |

Somewhere in Florida, a vehicle is stolen every 13 minutes.  If you have been accused of vehicle theft, call your attorney right away, & don’t speak to anyone in the meanwhile.  You’re looking at significant penalties if found guilty, but the right defense could significantly improve your outlook. What Constitutes Vehicle Theft? According to… Read More »


You Fled The Scene Of An Accident: Now What?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you were involved in a collision and you left the scene without exchanging contact and insurance information or discussing the crash with a law enforcement officer, you have broken the law in Florida.  The truth of the matter is, there are going to be legal consequences for your actions.  The penalties will be… Read More »


Florida Marijuana Laws

By Julia Kefalinos |

While medical marijuana has been legal here in the Sunshine State for several years, the applications are limited, and patients must have a valid Registry Identification Card in order to purchase and possess medical cannabis.  For everyone else, it is still illegal to possess, sell, cultivate, or consume cannabis. Medical Conditions  The list of… Read More »


Have You been The Victim Of Racial Profiling?

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are a person of color, you’ve no doubt been paying close attention to recent discussions about the crime of driving while black; and if you feel like you’ve ever been targeted due to your appearance, you’re likely infuriated over unlawful stops and searches. It happens more often than some people may think…. Read More »


Before, During, And After Incarceration

By Julia Kefalinos |

The challenges facing incarcerated populations are enormous.  This is a serious problem, considering that a huge percentage of the Americans have been arrested at least once by the age of 23.  Particularly concerning is the fact that roughly 80 percent of arrests are for non-violent crimes, ranging from property crimes to drug offenses.  Further… Read More »


Scientific Errors Might Be Key To Your Criminal Defense

By Julia Kefalinos |

Within an hour, the most complicated criminal mystery can be solved with the brilliance of the heroic forensics team on any of the crime drama shows on television.  In the real world, it’s never quite so easy.  If you are facing criminal charges and the prosecution is relying heavily on forensic evidence, there are… Read More »


Know Your Rights in a Traffic Stop

By Julia Kefalinos |

There’s nothing quite as unsettling as seeing those blue and red lights flashing in your rearview mirror.  At first you assume the patrol car is chasing someone else, but ultimately realize that no, you are the target.  As apprehension mounts, you ease to the shoulder and mentally prepare for what will hopefully be a… Read More »


Defending Against Florida Drug Charges

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you’ve been charged with drug crimes, the first thing you must do is secure an experienced local criminal defense attorney who is committed to getting the best possible outcomes for you.  Drug charges are serious business in Florida, and, if convicted, your life will be seriously impacted with no-nonsense penalties. In many cases,… Read More »


When Legal Issues Threaten Immigration Status

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you are a legal resident of the United States who does not have U.S. citizenship, your troubles amplify significantly in the event you are arrested or charged with a crime.  Certainly, anyone facing these circumstances may be looking at serious changes in lifestyle, reputation, and economics, but for non-citizens, these perils may accompany… Read More »

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