What Happens If You Get Arrested While On Probation?

Posted: December 20, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

If you get arrested while on probation in Florida, the court will likely revoke your probation and you might end up back in jail. What Can I Expect If I Am Arrested While on Probation? When you get arrested while on probation, your probation officer will file an affidavit with the court that details the reasons…


Can I Get Arrested for Being High?

Posted: December 6, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 for marijuana are in reform, so it is important for Floridians to stay privy to new legislation to stay out of hot water. One thing…


What guns are illegal in Florida?

Posted: May 31, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 guns. Goldman Wetzel takes a unique approach to serving clients. Summer Goldman and Maribeth Wetzel work together on every case, putting their background and combined wealth…


I was arrested for domestic violence. What happens next?

Posted: May 31, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 proceedings. Below, we provide a broad overview of what happens after you have been arrested for DV. The penalties…


What is cyberstalking?

Posted: May 31, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 they often say things on the internet that they probably would never say in person. Cyberstalking is a serious charge in Florida. The state…


What is the difference between assault and battery in Florida?

Posted: May 23, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 and battery are separate and distinct offenses in Florida, handled and punished differently. If you or your loved one has recently been arrested for assault…


Administrative Order: Eligibility for Sarasota County Mental Health Court Program

Posted: May 23, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 to better address mental health issues with criminal defendants and provide quicker access to the treatment they need rather than just sending them to jail. If you or…


Is aggravated assault a felony in Florida?

Posted: May 16, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 been arrested for or charged with aggravated assault, call the defense lawyers at Goldman Wetzel in St. Petersburg to begin working on your case straightaway:…


What is aggravated battery in Florida?

Posted: May 16, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

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 prosecutors pursue convictions for aggravated battery, seek counsel from the criminal defense lawyers at Goldman Wetzel if you have recently been arrested….


What constitutes possession of a firearm?

Posted: April 28, 2017 | Categories: Laws, Tips, & FAQs

Possession of a firearm is not a crime in Florida, per se. Tons of Floridians own guns. In fact, there are more concealed weapon permit carriers in Florida than in any other state, with over 1.7 million Floridians currently having a valid concealed weapons permit, reports PolitiFact and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer…