WHY MUST OFFICERS INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN FLORIDA ALWAYS MAKE AN ARREST

Your favorite Clearwater criminal defense lawyer was recently asked this question about domestic violence: I was arrested for a Battery against my girlfriend in Tampa Bay, Florida. We were both fighting not just me. We have a child together. We were going to get married, but put it off until this is behind us. She has […]

Abuse of the Elderly or Disabled

CLEARWATER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ABUSE OF ELDERLY DISABLED OR PREGNANT IN TAMPA BAY Abuse of the elderly, pregnant or disabled charges are extremely serious offenses which if not handled properly could ruin your reputation in the community, result in loss of employment and may be punished by jail, house arrest or probation with heavy fines […]

THE FIVE BEST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HAVE CRIMINAL CHARGES DISMISSED OR REDUCED IN FLORIDA

Criminal lawyers are often asked a simple question that has a complex answer: what are the best ways to have a criminal case dismissed? Here are the best five ways to achieve a dismissal of criminal charges in Florida: 1. Persuading prosecutors not to file charges.2. Persuading the Judge that the charges are insufficient legally.3  Persuading […]

CAN VICTIMS FORCE THE DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CASES BY FILING A REQUEST NOT TO PROSECUTE IN FLORIDA

Clearwater criminal defense attorneys are often asked if a victim has the right to stop a criminal case from proceeding in the State of Florida. Here’s a typical question I recently received from a man charged with Domestic Violence against his wife. My wife signed a request not to prosecute two days after I was arrested […]