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What Is Constructive Possession?

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It may come as a surprise to some people that it is possible to get charged and convicted for drug possession without ever having actual possession of the drugs in question. There are two ways in which a person can be convicted on a drug possession charge: one, if the prosecution can prove actual… Read More »

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Eric Shaw Arrested for Battery

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Eric Shaw was arrested recently for battery on a person over 65. The Palm Beach Post reports that Shaw, age 73, grabbed and shook another member of his condo association. Shaw faces a felony conviction and up to five years in prison. What is interesting, however, is that if the exact same thing had… Read More »

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Yoga Instructor Keith Fox Arrested

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Keith Fox was a yoga instructor arrested this week for having sex with his 15-year-old student. He was 59. As you might imagine, this allegation is extremely serious. Fox faces not only the possibility of a lengthy incarceration if convicted, but also will be required to register as a sexual offender. Registration is the… Read More »

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Tiger Woods DUI Arrest

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Tiger Woods got arrested for DUI this week. According to his statement, he had no alcohol in his system but had taken various prescription drugs. Tiger is probably going to hire a very high-end criminal defense attorney. He is going to spend a lot of money for that lawyer. A lot of money will… Read More »

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Lacy Morris has been charged with DUI Manslaughter

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Lacy Morris has been charged with DUI Manslaughter, DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury, DUI causing property damage and Possession of Marijuana in the death of a Delray Beach police officer who was on vacation in Key West. Police drew Morris’ blood and testing revealed a blood alcohol that was more than twice the legal… Read More »

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Bill Weed Under Arrest for Video Voyeurism

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Bill Weed was a teacher, cross country coach, and athletic director at Palm Beach Gardens High. He was removed from those positions recently as a result of a child sexual exploitation investigation. He was arrested this week for video voyeurism. According to the Palm Beach Post, a child said Weed gave him a clock… Read More »

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Sentence Modifications & Sentence Reductions

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Motions to reduce or modify a sentence in Florida can be an effective way to help improve a defendant’s situation. I am often asked what can be done to reduce a sentence after it has been imposed. The answer depends on the circumstances that led to the sentence and how long it has been… Read More »

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Should I hire a local Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Should I hire a criminal defense attorney who works in the county in which I was arrested? Probably, but not necessarily. Your first concern should be hiring the best criminal defense attorney you can afford to hire. As long as that attorney is licensed in the state of Florida, he or she should be… Read More »

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Thomas Kalka Arrested in Royal Palm Beach

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The Palm Beach Post reported that Thomas Kalka was arrested this week for aggravated assault, carrying a concealed firearm and displaying a firearm in public. It is alleged he pointed a gun at a man during an altercation outside the Brass Ring Pub in Royal Palm Beach. Two witnesses say Kalka got upset with… Read More »

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Florida Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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Florida’s mandatory minimum sentences is very complicated. One issue that comes up in more serious cases is “mandatory minimum” sentences. Mandatory minimum sentences are minimum punishments created by the legislature that the judge does not have any discretion to ignore. An example of a mandatory minimum is the 10/20/Life law. That law says that… Read More »

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