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Hiring a Private Criminal Attorney or Public Defender?

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So the truth is there are a lot of really great public defenders out there. Lawyers that do an outstanding job and there are also a lot of excellent private criminal attorneys. And unfortunately, there are a lot of bad private lawyers and bad public defenders. When you go with the public defender, you… Read More »

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Getting Out of Jail after You Have Been Arrested

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In most cases within 24 hours of your arrest, you’re going to appear before a judge. And that judge is going to assess whether to set a bond in your case and if so how much of a bond to set. So let’s talk a little bit about what a bond is. A bond… Read More »

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When should you consider taking your case to trial?

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When should you consider taking your case to trial? 1. When you’re innocent; 2. When you are guilty, but they can’t prove it; or 3. When the state’s plea offer is unreasonable and you don’t have much to lose by rejecting it. The big problem with going to trial is you could lose, even… Read More »

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Jupiter Uber driver charged with sexual battery, kidnapping, & burglary

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Gary Kitchings was arrested for kidnapping, sexual battery, and burglary. The victim alleges she was picked up from SunFest by the Uber driver and that he began flirting with her after he dropped off two other women. She says Kitchings tried to fondle her and she pushed him away, that he tried to push… Read More »

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What is a Speedy Trial?

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Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.191 guarantees the right to a speedy trial in state court. The speedy trial rule says that, unless waived, the government must try the defendant in a criminal case within 175 days of arrest for a felony and 90 days of arrest for a misdemeanor. If the defendant is… Read More »

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Case Dismissal by Judge

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Why can’t the judge dismiss my case? There are very limited circumstances in which a case dismissal by a judge can be done before a trial begins. Usually, when someone asks about having the judge dismiss their case, they want the judge to do so because they feel like the other side is lying… Read More »

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Get Possessions Back from Police

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The police took stuff from my car, house, boat, storage or other possessions. Can I get possessions back from police? Assuming the items taken are not evidence of a crime and not used in the commission of a crime, the short answer is “yes.” Any property or possessions that are evidence of a crime… Read More »

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Can I have someone speak to the judge?

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Should I tell my family member, religious leader, therapist, employer, doctor or friend to come to court to talk to the judge? No. You should let them know your criminal defense lawyer wants to speak with them. Your lawyer is the conductor of this symphony and the character witnesses all could have a role… Read More »

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Court Hearings in State of Florida

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What are the different court hearings in Florida Different counties have different practices when it comes to the names of their court dates. Throughout the state of Florida, one of the first court hearings you will attend is the first appearance. The United States Supreme Court decided in a case called Gerstein v. Pugh… Read More »

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Plea Negotiations

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I just want to plea and get this over with. Can’t I just explain that to the judge? Probably not a good idea. Anything you say can and will be used against you, and that is the truth. When you speak in a courtroom, everything you say is being recorded, which means that when… Read More »

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