Can I Get Arrested for Being High?

With the recent legalization of medical marijuana and the ongoing process of decriminalization of recreational marijuana in Florida, many people are curious about what is and is not legal. State laws …

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Burglary vs. Robbery: What’s the Difference?

Many people mix up burglary and robbery, but the two offenses are very different. They often occur together, but may also occur in conjunction with other crimes or on their own. Below, we detail the differences …

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What Constitutes Sexual Battery in Florida?

Per Florida Statute § 794.011, any type of sexual penetration or union committed without the other party’s consent constitutes sexual battery. The nature of the contact need not include intercourse. …

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Is Domestic Battery a Felony in Florida?

In most cases in Florida, domestic battery is not a felony. Simple domestic battery is a first-degree misdemeanor. While you might think a misdemeanor is no big deal, the charges, social stigma, and associated …

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What Are Aggravating Circumstances in Florida?

In Florida, aggravating circumstances are factors that increase the gravity or severity of a crime. Depending on the offense and the individual accused of committing the crime, aggravating circumstances …

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What to Do When Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

Knowing what to do if you were falsely accused of domestic violence in Florida can mean the difference between facing jail time or planning for a happy, free future. If another person has falsely accused …

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Can Domestic Battery Charges Be Dropped in Florida?

You can get domestic battery charges dropped; however, it can be very difficult and your options depend on the circumstances of your case. The attorneys at Goldman Wetzel will investigate your arrest and …

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What is the best DUI defense strategy?

The best DUI defense strategy for you depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Call our determined DUI defense attorneys at Goldman Wetzel to discuss your case today. With a strong defense, …

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How to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Petersburg

When facing charges, having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side can greatly affect the outcome of your case. Your legal team will serve as your advocate, your counselor, and your voice in the …

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Is gun trafficking a federal crime?

Gun trafficking laws are a topic of ongoing debate amongst legislators, lobbyists, and the public. Some believe our nation’s gun laws are too sparse or lenient, while others vouch for the opposite. Currently, …

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