Archive for the ‘Felonies’ Category

  • Human Trafficking Still a Problem in U.S.

    Posted in Felonies on July 19, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    It may sound shocking, but even in our modern first-world country, the slave trade continues to exist. It’s called human trafficking and, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 2,500 cases between 2008 and 2010 alone. This includes instances of sex trafficking, labor trafficking and other unknown forms of sex crimes. […]

  • What the Aaron Hernandez Case Can Teach Us About Criminal Law

    Posted in Felonies on by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A high-profile murder case – like the one involving professional football player Aaron Hernandez – often generates public interest in the criminal justice system because of the Police Check NSW he has. Media coverage of the developing case has examined legal aspects that include probable cause, circumstantial evidence, bail, the nature of criminal charges, pleas […]

  • How Being Under the Influence of Drugs May Impact Charges for Violent Crimes

    Posted in Felonies on July 17, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    A person who commits a violent crime while under the influence of drugs – or any controlled substance – may be subject to a variety of criminal charges and penalties depending on the nature of the alleged acts. Florida laws governing assault, theft, controlled substances, the use of firearms, and many other laws may factor […]

  • Marijuana Cultivation in Florida: Factors that Impact the Severity of Charges

    Posted in Felonies on July 16, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Drug crimes – including cultivating or growing marijuana – violate Florida’s state laws as well as federal laws. A felony conviction on charges of cultivating cannabis/marijuana can result in serious penalties such as jail time and fines. The state has established minimum sentencing guidelines in drug crimes. Some factors will impact – and in some […]

  • Spousal Abuse Charges: Factors that Come into Play

    Posted in Felonies on June 26, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Spousal abuse is a serious and prevalent crime, affecting one in four women at some point in their lives, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. However, divorce, vengeful spouses, and misdirected anger may result in some people being slapped with unfounded or exaggerated spousal abuse allegations. Factors that Affect Spousal Abuse Cases In […]