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Shoplifting Defense – South Florida Theft Lawyer

As discussed in this video, if you’ve been arrested for retail theft, which is commonly referred to as shoplifting, or any kind of theft offense in South Florida, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer. Pursuant to Florida Statute §812.015(1)(d), retail theft means “…the taking possession of or carrying away of merchandise, property, money, […]

Classes of Felonies in Florida

Most states classify their felonies by class, ” a class D felony ” is a term that is often heard. Florida does not have Felonies that are classified by letter. Florida has five degrees of felonies. They are, felony in the third degree, felony in the second degree, felony in the first degree, life felony, […]

Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida: Your FAQs Answered

  It’s no secret that South Florida is a party town. Between its idyllic beaches, recreational boating culture, vibrant nightlife, cultural and sporting events, and dozens of colleges and universities, it is certainly a fun area to live and play. Unfortunately, underage drinking is rampant. The police in South Florida take this problem very seriously […]

BUI (Boating Under the Influence): Your FAQs Answered

Is it illegal to drink alcohol while operating a boat? Provided that the individual consuming the alcohol is at least 21 years old, there is no Florida law that prohibits operating a boat while consuming alcohol; likewise, there is no Florida law that prohibits an individual from consuming alcohol while a passenger on a boat. […]

Drug court. What is it? How does it work?

For drug offenders here in Miami-Dade and Broward County, they have programs called drug court. These are not diversion programs, but can offer the same benefits. The decision on whether to take advantage of these programs can be a difficult decisions to make. The programs offers an opportunity to get your drug charges dismissed but […]