What is Florida DUI school like?

All defendants convicted of a DUI in Florida must complete a DUI course from a provider approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). The court will order you to take …

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Florida Supreme Court Finalizing Changes to Death Penalty Jury Instructions

After Governor Rick Scott changed the regulations regarding the death penalty last March, the Supreme Court of Florida was faced with the task of amending both its process for capital cases and its death …

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What guns are illegal in Florida?

Florida gun laws impose relatively few restrictions on the possession of firearms, especially as compared to many other states. Nevertheless, our state does prohibit ownership and possession of certain …

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I was arrested for domestic violence. What happens next?

If you have been arrested for domestic violence (DV), you need to know what happens next. You will need to appear before a judge before posting bond and ready yourself to go through the criminal court …

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What is cyberstalking?

With the rise of the internet and mobile devices, cyberstalking, a form of online harassment, is becoming increasingly commonplace around the globe. People have a false feeling of anonymity online, so …

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Florida Appeal on Death Penalty Case

On May 22, the Supreme Court of United States (SCOTUS) refused Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Florida v. Hurst. The SCOTUS refusal left intact a Florida Supreme …

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What is the difference between assault and battery in Florida?

Many people are unclear of the difference between assault and battery, two criminal offenses often heard together. While both crimes constitute misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the details, assault …

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Administrative Order: Eligibility for Sarasota County Mental Health Court Program

On February 24, 2017, Chief Judge Charles E. Williams signed an administrative order that establishes eligibility criteria for Sarasota County’s Mental Health Court. Administrative Order 2017-3.3 aims …

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Is aggravated assault a felony in Florida?

While most cases of assault are misdemeanors, when the offense is elevated to “aggravated assault,” Florida deems it a felony crime. Punishment includes fines, probation, and imprisonment. If you have …

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What is aggravated battery in Florida?

Aggravated battery, a more serious form of battery, is a felony crime in Florida, punishable by long-term imprisonment and steep fines. Given the severity of the penalties and the rigor with which Florida …

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