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Author Archives: Jonathan Hackworth

Your Legal Options After an Alleged Probation Violation

Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in allegations of probation violations, and such an accusation can create a world of headaches, stress and troubles for people trying to resolve prior criminal cases and get their life back on track. Because the consequences of an alleged violation can have significant […]

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What is a Dual Diagnosis?

The term Dual Diagnosis refers to individuals who experience co-occurring mental health problems and substance abuse problems. This introduces increased complexity into a person’s life, and treatment for dual diagnoses is far more difficult than simply addressing each separate disorder. The interactions between one’s mental health and physical addiction exacerbate the presentation of each disorder, […]

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Is the Death Penalty legal in Florida?

Much has been written about the legality of the death penalty in Florida in the last month between the recent execution of Oscar Bolin, a well-known killer in the Tampa Bay area, and the United States Supreme Court ultimately deeming the current death penalty procedure unconstitutional as applied in  Florida four days later.   While the […]

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What is a motion for contempt?

A Motion for Contempt is used in Tampa family law cases to seek enforcement and sanctions, when a party violates a court order.   The most common motions for contempt relate to violations of timesharing agreements and/or failing to pay child support.  Of course though, a motion for contempt can be used to ensure compliance with […]

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What is a Marital Settlement Agreement?

Tampa Divorce Attorneys are routinely asked by their Clients about the meaning of the term “Marital Settlement Agreement” during the course of litigation.  Many folks have frankly heard the term either through the litigation in their own case or through their own research on the internet on websites, like our site. A Marital Settlement Agreement […]

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What is a no contact order?

A no contact order is a court order entered by a presiding judge limiting a criminal defendant or other party from having contact with another.  This occurs most often when a criminal defendant is accused of a domestic violence charge, including misdemeanor domestic violence, felony domestic violence, domestic battery by strangulation, etc.  These orders are […]

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Will my Florida traffic ticket effect my out of state driving record?

Many Florida traffic ticket attorneys deal with clients who have questions about whether the tickets they receive in the Tampa Bay area will effect their out of state driving record when they return from vacation in Florida. In short, yes, your traffic tickets will follow you home. This is because 45 states, including the District […]

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What is a habitual traffic offender under Florida Law?

Tampa traffic ticket attorneys are often asked about habitual traffic offenders because it is unfortunately one of the most common ways folks’ driver’s license are suspended in Florida.  Most folks simply refer to it as “HTO.”  They are totally unaware of how to correct the situation. This sets them up almost certainly to get charged […]

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