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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

While on sex offender probation, do I have to take classes?

Tampa sex crimes attorneys are often asked about required treatment following the conviction of someone regarding a sex crime in Florida, when on sex offender probation. Yes, individuals do have to attend certain classes after being released from jail and/or state prison. Specifically, Florida Statute Section 948.30(1)(c) requires, “active participation in and successful completion of […]

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Which Judge will handle my violation of probation?

Our Clearwater VOP Attorneys are often asked by our Clients, which judge will be handling their violation of probation case regardless of whether it is a felony or misdemeanor.   All counties have their own arrangements for the handling of VOPs/violations of probation because of the sheer number of the cases in the system.  Prior to […]

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What is the DLAP (Drive Legal Again Program)?

Our Tampa Traffic Ticket Attorneys have significant experience getting our Clients into the DLAP or Drive Legal Again Program, which results in criminal charges being dropped by the State Attorney’s Office upon successful completion of the program.  Generally, this program is offered for first time offenders charged with either Driving While License Suspended or Revoked […]

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What is community control?

Many Tampa criminal defense attorneys are often asked about what specifically community control entails as part of a criminal sentence.   As we have discussed elsewhere on our Tampa criminal defense attorney blog, community control is a potential sentencing option during your Florida criminal case.   Chapter 948 provides the statutory limitations for community control and/or probation.  […]

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What is disorderly conduct?

Our Criminal Attorneys Tampa have handled hundreds of disorderly conduct charges throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area.  Florida Statute Section 877.03 provides the statutory definition of disorderly conduct.  It provides that “[w]hoever commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the […]

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Does my probation officer have to violate me?

Many Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa are asked from their clients facing a violation of probation, if it is absolutely necessary for the probation officer to violate them or if they can just ignore or disregard the violation. While many probation officers have that ability, very few actually exercise the discretion for the benefit of […]

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What are sexual injury points with regards to a Florida scoresheet?

Tampa Sex Crimes Attorneys are often asked questions about the calculations of one’s sentence based on their Florida score sheet. As we’ve discussed elsewhere in our Tampa Sex Crimes Attorneys blog, Florida utilizes a score sheet system to determine the minimum of one’s sentence, while Florida law dictates the maximum. If you have further questions […]

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Brandon Probation Attorneys: How can I buy out my community service?

Our Brandon Probation Attorneys are often asked by folks about trying to buy out their community service hours.  I have advised countless folks that if you make more than $10.00 an hour and the Court will permit it, it certainly makes better sense.  The Court will generally permit an individual to buy out those hours […]

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What is “a year and a day” in a criminal courtroom?

Many Criminal Attorney Tampa are asked this question by their clients, especially when plea negotiations are centered around the individual facing roughly a year in jail/prison. A year and a day results in a defendant being housed in a Florida State Prison as opposed to a county jail.  In our experience, representing over a thousand […]

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Tampa Criminal Lawyers: Can I testify on my own behalf?

Tampa criminal lawyers are constantly discussing with their clients whether they should testify on their own behalf.   This is one of the most important decisions made in any trial.  As I am sure you are aware, if you are reading our Tampa criminal lawyer blog, the decision as to whether to testify in your […]

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