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May 21, 2024

Assault and Battery: Building a Strong Defense

In everyday life, conflicts can escalate quickly, so understanding your rights and defenses in cases of assault and battery is crucial. These legal terms, often used interchangeably but each with separate meanings, carry serious consequences.   Whether you find yourself accused of these charges or are […]
April 1, 2024

Facing Drug Charges: Defenses and Legal Strategies

Drug charges are among the most serious criminal offenses one can face. Whether it’s possession, trafficking, manufacturing, or related offenses, the consequences can be severe, including hefty fines, imprisonment, and a lasting criminal record. However, individuals facing drug charges have rights and legal avenues to explore.  […]
March 20, 2024

The Role of DNA Evidence in Criminal Defense Cases

With its ability to provide definitive proof of a person’s involvement or innocence in a crime, DNA evidence has become a cornerstone in both prosecuting the guilty and exonerating the innocent.  In this article, we look into the pivotal role DNA evidence plays in criminal defense […]
February 29, 2024

The Ins and Outs of Plea Bargaining in Criminal Defense

Plea bargaining stands as a pivotal mechanism for resolving criminal defense cases without the necessity of a trial. Many people have heard the phrase ‘plea bargain’ without knowing its full meaning, yet its impact on the lives of defendants, victims, and the judicial system as a […]
January 24, 2024

Pretrial Strategies in Criminal Defense

In the complex world of criminal defense, navigating the pretrial phase requires a strategic approach that can significantly impact the outcome of a case. If you find yourself facing criminal charges, understanding pretrial strategies could make or break your case.  What Is a Pretrial Strategy? Pretrial […]
January 24, 2024

The Role of Evidence in Criminal Defense Cases

Criminal defense can be confusing, overwhelming, and scary, especially when faced with the complexities of evidence. Understanding the pivotal role that evidence plays in shaping the outcome of a case is crucial for anyone navigating the legal landscape.  In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance […]
December 21, 2023

State vs Federal Criminal Defense: Key Differences You Should Know

Embarking on the legal journey means deciphering the distinct realms of state and federal criminal defense, each holding the key to your legal fate. While many of the steps of the legal process are the same, the intricacies of state vs federal criminal defense In this […]
December 21, 2023

DUI/DWI Defense: Tips for Facing Charges

Facing DUI/DWI charges can be an overwhelming experience, but understanding how to contest these allegations is essential in the outcome of your case.  In this blog post, we’re here to provide practical tips for those seeking to defend against DUI/DWI accusations. Remember, having an experienced attorney […]
November 29, 2023

The 10 Most Common Types of Criminal Defenses: Explained

Understanding the various types of defenses available when facing criminal charges is crucial. A solid defense strategy can make or break the outcome of your case.  In this blog post, we’ll explore some common types of criminal defenses to provide some insight into the legal options […]
November 16, 2023

Bail and Bond: Your Options After an Arrest

Facing an arrest can be a stressful and unfamiliar experience, and one of the immediate concerns is often how to secure release from custody. Understanding the options available regarding bail and bond is crucial during the time of uncertainty.  In this blog post, we will explore […]
October 18, 2023

Understanding Your Miranda Rights: What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Miranda Rights: What You Need to Know Image from Pexels.com Imagine this scenario: You’ve been placed in the back of a police car, and an officer begins asking you questions about a recent incident. What do you do? How much should you say?  In […]
October 18, 2023

Do I Really Need Legal Representation?

The Importance of Legal Representation in Criminal Defense Image from Pexels.com Legal troubles can be emotionally jarring, especially when facing criminal charges. Whether you’re accused of a minor offense or a serious crime, one of the most critical decisions you’ll make is whether to seek legal […]
August 23, 2022

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test? 

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?  Know in advance what to do if an officer asks you to help them prove you’re drunk It Even Happens to the Rich and Famous Around 1am on the morning of August 14, the 20-year-old daughter of Real […]
June 30, 2022

Threats to Your Ability to Drive

Threats to Your Ability to Legally Drive Famous last words: “What are the odds I’m going to get pulled over during the time I don’t have a license?” Considering it happens multiple times a day, every single day, probably a lot higher than you might think. […]
May 24, 2022

How to Pay for a Good DUI Attorney

DUIs are equal-opportunity arrests. They happen to everyone from tech billionaires to people bordering on homelessness. And all of them need qualified legal defenders.   As you’re sitting in jail after your DUI arrest, a lot of things are probably going through your mind. At the […]
April 18, 2022

The Long-Lasting Stigma of a DUI

Sadly, the legal issues you’re facing if charged with a DUI are only part of what you’ll have to deal with. Be prepared for the larger impacts it could have on your life. Sometimes, we get asked if having a St. Augustine DUI attorney is really […]
April 5, 2022

Can You Beat a Breathalyzer Test?

“Exhale. Keep exhaling until I tell you to stop. Congratulations, you blew it.” For as long as people have been drinking and driving and combining those two activities to varying degrees, there have been strategies and myths to “beat” law enforcement’s roadside breathalyzer testing. In the […]
March 23, 2022

16 Ways to Help Your DUI Lawyer Defend You

You’ll find a million articles about what a good DUI attorney can do for you. But there are things you need to do to help them as well.  Many people who have been arrested for DUI err on one side or the other of this equation. […]
March 7, 2022

When to Fight a DUI and When to Take a Plea Deal

Your natural impulse might be to have your St. Augustine DUI attorney fight your DUI charge until every last effort is exhausted. But is that always what’s best for you?  At first glance, the idea that you wouldn’t take a DUI charge to a trial and […]
February 22, 2022

13 Reasons You Need a DUI Attorney, Not Just Any Attorney

Can any St. Augustine lawyer handle a DUI case? Yes, if they agree to take the case. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to handle it as well as one that specializes in DUI cases. So, you have a family friend who’s a lawyer? Good for […]
February 3, 2022

What Gives an Officer “Probable Cause” to Pull You Over?

Before law enforcement can get you for a DUI, they have to be able to pull you over and detain you…legally. “What did I do?!” I’ll bet those were the first words out of your mouth the last time you got lit up by a law […]
January 18, 2022

Marijuana and DUI

Alcohol isn’t the only thing that can have you calling your St. Augustine DUI attorney. But law enforcement does have a tougher time convicting for marijuana DUI. Here’s why.  Celebrity DUIs usually make the news. Most recently, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested on a […]
January 3, 2022

The Science of Blood Alcohol Content

The Science of Blood Alcohol Content   If you don’t care about the legal damage or danger posed to others by excessive drinking, at least understand the medical facts of what you’re doing.  We’ve heard a lot in the news lately about how people are reluctant […]
December 14, 2021

From Merry to Miserable: DUIs at Christmas and New Year’s

Like the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But if you’re careless in your celebrating, you’ll be remembering the holiday season for a DUI nightmare. Not to be a grinch, but the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period is an annual minefield for legal […]
December 2, 2021

Oops I Did It Again. What Happens When You Get a Second DUI

Perfect world, everyone learns their lesson the first time. But every day, many people choose to drink and drive…going round 2 with the legal system.  “Repeat offender.”  That’s quite a lot of baggage to have to carry around. It’s very hard to walk into a courtroom […]
November 10, 2021

My First DUI 

It isn’t minor. It isn’t “no big deal.” There is no, “I’ll just quickly deal with this and get past it.” A DUI arrest and/or conviction is a jarring, terrifying, long-lasting, extremely destructive life change. Not having a good St. Augustine DUI lawyer can be catastrophic […]
October 22, 2021

Know Your Booze! A Guide to Alcohol Content in Drinks

If you’re going to drink, the smart thing to do is to know how big a punch drinks pack.   Have you ever “studied” the alcohol content of various drinks? Probably not. For most of us, drinking starts fairly early in life and we’re just looking […]
October 8, 2021

What’s That Mean? DUI Terms and Definitions You’ll Want to Know

What you don’t understand CAN hurt you. You don’t have to know as much as your St. Augustine DUI attorney, but you should at least know what’s going on. Ever traveled to a foreign country without learning at least a few commonly used phrases? It’s a […]
September 30, 2021

Ways to Avoid Getting a DUI

The holiday party season is just around the corner. Here’s how to make sure it’s not a memorable time mostly because you got arrested and convicted.  More than 40% of traffic-related deaths during the holidays involve drunk drivers to some degree. Especially here in St. John’s […]
September 13, 2021

Getting a DUI Arrest Off Your Record

We all want to believe in clean slates and second chances, but DUI arrests can haunt you the rest of your life. However, there are some circumstances in which a quality St. Augustine DUI attorney can help make your record look a lot better. File this […]
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