Archive for the ‘Criminal Defense’ Category

  • Illegal Doping: When a Doctor or Athlete is Accused of Juicing

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 31, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    The use of banned performance-enhancing drugs – otherwise known as doping or juicing – is a hot topic in professional sports. Recent news events in South Florida have highlighted the potential consequences of using and selling banned substances such as anabolic steroids and other popular drugs. Athletes accused of doping – taking banned substances – […]

  • What to Expect While on Probation in Florida

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 30, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    An individual who is placed on probation will be expected to abide by certain rules and conditions for the duration of the probationary period. Some rules of probation are established through Florida criminal laws, while the court dictates others. An Overview of the Expectations of Probation Those who are on probation can expect to perform […]

  • How to Appeal Convictions: Time Limits and Conditions of Appeals

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 25, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Defendants found guilty and convicted of a crime may seek an appeal of the conviction or the sentence. This is applicable when a defendant or defense counsel believes an error was made during the trial. Florida laws state that while defendants have the right to appeal, the process must adhere to certain terms and conditions. […]

  • Probation vs. Parole: Understanding the Differences Under Florida Law

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 20, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    While both probation and parole are related to the conviction of a crime, they are two distinct entities under Florida criminal law. Probation is a form of punishment that does not involve incarceration but is enacted by the state for a designated period of time. Parole applies to an early release from incarceration under a […]

  • Using Drugs During Probation is Considered a Violation: Penalties and Defense

    Posted in Criminal Defense on July 18, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A person who is on probation is expected to follow certain terms established by the state and, in some cases, the county. Standard terms of probation include abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and specifically illegal controlled substances. Those who test positive for the use of a controlled substance during probation commit a technical violation and […]