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  • What Happens When You Are Arrested in Florida While on Vacation?

    Now that summer has arrived once again, many Americans are embarking on their vacations in order to visit a new town, relax, and have fun. From our beautiful beaches to our famous amusement parks, Orlando remains a go-to vacation spot for people from around the world. However, sometimes individuals can have too much fun. Whether it’s DUI or drug possession , visitors may find themselves in a ...
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  • Misdemeanors & Felonies: A Comparison

    If you have ever taken the time to look at someone’s criminal record or research criminal charges, you probably saw two words again and again: misdemeanor and felony. In fact, other than the rare and “harmless” infraction, every criminal violation in the country is considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. But what does that mean? And is it something you should be concerned with if you have ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

    Both misdemeanors and felonies are criminal offenses though the penalties for either vary significantly as do the collateral consequences of a conviction. Misdemeanors generally involve less serious crimes though some violent offenses can be charged as misdemeanors so long as the victim is not seriously injured. Felonies are the most serious of crimes with offenders facing prison time and extended ...
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  • Is Drug Possession a Felony?

    In Florida, most drug possession charges are felony offenses except for possession of small amounts of marijuana. For the most part, Florida is very strict in imposing severe penalties for possession of a controlled substance or for the unlawful possession of prescription medication. Marijuana Possession Possession of small amounts of marijuana (otherwise known as cannabis) is not treated as ...
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  • Is There Misdemeanor and Felony Assault and Battery?

    Assault and battery often are charged together since physical violence on someone is typically preceded by verbal threats, or actions, that promise imminent physical harm on someone. Like many criminal offenses, assault and battery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor Assault In Florida, a misdemeanor assault is a threat or act that causes a person to have a reasonable ...
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  • Can you be charged with a Felony for Stealing Soda?

    Could you be charged with a felony offense simply for stealing soda from an Orlando, Florida restaurant? For example, if you went to a fast food restaurant and took a cup intended only for water but filled it with soda instead and refused to pay for it, you could be charged with felony theft under certain circumstances under Florida law. Stealing soda or anything else of minimal value are ...
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