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Even Florida Sex Crimes Must Be Proved “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”

By Julia Kefalinos |

Sex crimes are a serious matter in Florida. Even something as simple as the uninvited touching of another person can brand a person as a felon and a sex offender for life. That is why it is important to take any Florida sex crimes charge seriously and to zealously assert your right to due… Read More »

What the Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Means for People Accused of Domestic Violence

By Julia Kefalinos |

A domestic violence charge can have a long-lasting impact on someone who has been falsely accused of hurting a spouse, domestic partner, or family member. In their zeal to protect genuine victims of abuse, federal and state legislators have passed a number of laws designed to take away basic civil liberties from individuals convicted… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Life Sentences for Teenage Offenders

By Julia Kefalinos |

Most juvenile crimes in Florida are handled outside of the normal court system. This affords teenagers charged with an offense the opportunity for rehabilitation. But in severe cases such as murder, even a teenager can be tried, convicted, and sentenced as an adult. In recent years, this has led the U.S. and Florida supreme… Read More »

Florida Prosecutors Take White Collar Crimes Seriously

By Julia Kefalinos |

White collar crimes are a serious matter. Federal prosecutors in Florida treat offenses like tax fraud, identity theft, and money laundering just as seriously as more conventional violent crimes. And if a white collar crime involves more than one person, whoever is charged as the “ringleader” may face enhanced penalties under federal sentencing guidelines…. Read More »

Shooting Raises Questions about Guns on College Campuses

By Julia Kefalinos |

The recent tragic shooting on an Oregon college campus is reigniting the debate over weapons and gun control laws. Lawmakers and citizens are discussing what level of government intervention is appropriate to prevent these types of mass shootings from occurring. The conversation has reached the state of Florida as legislators discuss whether students should… Read More »

Punishment Varies for a DUI Manslaughter Conviction

By Julia Kefalinos |

Though DUI manslaughter carries a minimum offense of four years within the state of Florida, a recent report by the Miami Herald examines the vast variations that often exist among sentences for this charge. Examples discussed in the article include: Kayla Mendoza is a 22-year-old who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for… Read More »

Understanding a Criminal Mischief Charge

By Julia Kefalinos |

Criminal mischief laws make it a crime to cause willful and malicious damage to property. A criminal mischief charge in Florida is serious, possibly even rising to a felony level and imprisonment in some instances. If you are facing criminal mischief charges, it is vital to secure the services of a capable attorney, who… Read More »

What to do if Suspected of Marriage Fraud

By Julia Kefalinos |

If you and your current or future spouse are dealing with immigration issues as you start your new marriage, you may find yourself involved with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS. Even genuine marriages are sometimes investigated for “marriage fraud,” where a sham marriage is used to circumvent federal law. You should… Read More »

What To Do If You Are Arrested for a DUI in Florida

By Julia Kefalinos |

In Florida, police officers won’t hesitate to crack down on drunk driving. A recent study showed that Florida ranks in line with most states in terms of how tough it is on drivers accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that their normal faculties are impaired (DUI). In fact,… Read More »

NASCAR, Florida Legislators Stand Up for Domestic Violence Victims

By Julia Kefalinos |

Accused Domestic Abuser Suspended from NASCAR Just days before the racing season opened for the Daytona 500, NASCAR officials stepped up with a bold move in favor of victims of domestic violence: they suspended former champion Kurt Busch indefinitely due to allegations of domestic abuse. The suspension represents the first time NASCAR has ever… Read More »

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