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Criminal Process Chart

Criminal Process Chart

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Table of Contents Steps in a Florida Criminal Case Should I Move Forward with a Motion to Suppress? The Motion to Suppress Hearing What To Expect at Your Plea Hearing Trial Steps In A Florida Criminal Case ARREST / NOTICE TO APPEAR This marks the beginning of your criminal case. If an officer has probable…

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Questions to ask your potential lawyer

Questions To Ask Your Potential Lawyer

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Deciding on a lawyer can be an extremely difficult and oftentimes daunting task. How do you know what to ask, and who will best fit your legal needs? Before you decide on a lawyer to handle your case, you want to have a list of questions to discuss during your free or low-cost consultation. Below are nine questions…

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How to Handle Your No Contact Order and Your Domestic Violence Charge

How to Handle Your No Contact Order and Your Domestic Violence Charge 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

 When there is a no contact order placed against you, it is an extremely difficult time. Here are some frequently asked questions and helpful answers for you. If you are ever unsure about anything, contact your attorney and ask for his/her advice. There is a no contact order in place against me, what does that…

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Definitions of Commonly Used Terms in Criminal Law

Definitions of Commonly Used Terms in Criminal Law 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

Acquittal – A release, absolution, or discharge of an obligation or liability. Commonly in criminal law, this can happen when a jury finds a defendant not guilty of a criminal charge. Adjudication – Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree; the judgment given. This term is common used when a judge finds and adjudicates a…

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Policing for Profit

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Civil forfeiture laws allow police to seize your property, sell it and use the money to fund agency budgets. This means your car, cash, real estate or other property can be taken from you even if you are not convicted or charged with a crime. I’m sure you are wondering how your property can be taken from you if…

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Financial or White Collar Crimes

Financial or White Collar Crimes 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

White collar crimes involve deceiving individuals, organizations or companies of their money. This type of crime is non-violent and usually occurs when a person in a position of trust abuses his/her power. Some examples of white collar crimes include, but are not limited to: Fraud Money laundering Electronic or cyber crime Bribery and corruption Embezzlement…

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Drug Trafficking Mandatory Minimums

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When it comes to drug trafficking charges, a person does not have to actually sell a drug in order to break Florida’s drug trafficking laws. Different drugs carry a different minimum mandatory prison sentence based on the weight of the drug. For example, possession of 1 gram or more of LSD can result in a…

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Possible Penalties and Defenses for Driving With a Suspended License

Possible Penalties and Defenses for Driving With a Suspended License 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

In Florida, a driver’s license may be suspended for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: • Failure to pay a traffic fine. • Failure to pay child support. • Failure to maintain insurance. • Reckless driving. • Driving Under the Influence (DUI). • Accumulation of traffic points. There are a number of…

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Frequently Asked Questions After an Arrest

Frequently Asked Questions After an Arrest 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

1. What rights do I have? Whether you are an adult citizen or non-citizen, you have certain constitutional rights after you are arrested. Before the law enforcement officer questions you after an arrest, he or she should tell you that: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you.…

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I just got arrested on a DUI – what’s next?

I just got arrested on a DUI – what’s next? 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

Driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, a chemical substance, or a controlled substance after taking an alcohol test. Those under 21 years old can be charged with a DUI if their BAC is 0.02% or over and…

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