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Protection From Sexting: What To Do If You’ve Been Catfished by a Minor

The term “catfished,” coined by a 2007 documentary featuring Nev Schulman, is defined by Miriam Webster as “to lure (someone) or be lured into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.” Often, we hear the side of the story from the minor who was “catfished” by an older person, but we don’t often […]

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Penalties for Conviction of Sexual Battery in Florida

It’s been estimated that only around 10% of all reported sex crimes in Florida ever make it to trial, but of that 10%, the number of cases that lead to a conviction is a much higher percentage. For those who are convicted of sex crimes in the state of Florida, the penalties can be detrimental. […]

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How Long Does Sexual Abuse of a Child Stay On Your Record?

If you’ve been accused of sexual abuse of a child, sometimes called child molestation, it can have devastating effects on your family and your life. Your children can be taken away permanently and you can lose the right to spend time with any future children you have. These charges can even impact your job prospects. […]

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How Alcohol Factors into False Allegations of Sexual Assault

According to a study performed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, conservative estimates of sexual assault prevalence suggest that 25% of American women have experienced sexual assault, including rape. Of that number, approximately half of those cases involved alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, victim, or both. Alcohol can often complicate sexual assault […]

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Can Sex Crimes Be Expunged from Your Record?

If you’ve been arrested or convicted of a sex crime, one of the first things you might be wondering is whether this is going to be on your permanent record. After all, having a sex crime on your criminal record can exclude you from the ability to purchase a home in certain areas, may limit […]

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3 Common Federal Sex Crimes and Their Penalties

In most cases, sex crimes are convicted at a state level. However, when certain federal crimes are committed during the act, or if the crime involved the harm of a child or legal minor, then the charges rise to a federal level. In this brief article, a federal defense attorney in St. Petersburg with our […]

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When Domestic Violence Results in Aggravated Assault Charges

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, studies have shown a dramatic increase in domestic violence cases all over the U.S., with a correlating increase in severity of charges. With more people facing domestic violence accusations, it can be confusing to understand the difference in charges you may face. For example, you may be under […]

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Can You Be Accused of Accidental Robbery?

There is a misconception in the media that if you take something that doesn’t belong to you, you’ve committed a robbery. Because of this, people often find themselves wondering if an accidental theft, such as taking something they thought was given to them or accepting or purchasing an item someone else stole (even if you […]

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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney if Charged with Money Laundering

If you’ve been charged with money laundering, you may be tempted to rely on a corporate lawyer or even defend yourself, especially when you know the charges are unjust. However, money laundering is a serious crime and can be punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, plus fines, and you’ll need an experienced criminal […]

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What Should You Do If Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in College?

In the era of the #MeToo movement, allegations of sexual assault and battery are being taken more seriously now than ever. That is a good thing in many cases, but if you stand falsely accused, especially if you’re a student living on a college campus where the court of public opinion can make a swift […]

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Case Results

NOT CONVICTED OF FELONY DRUG TRAFFICKING

The Client was charged with Felony Trafficking of Cannabis, Felony Manufacturing of Cannabis, Grand Theft, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a search warrant uncovered a Marijuana Grow House Operation in his home with over
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MOTION FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION GRANTED

The Client was sentenced to probation for multiple felony offenses for a term of two years upon completion of one year of community control. Even though the Client had a violation and received a new
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Felony Battery Dropped to Misdemeanor

The Defendant was charged with a felony battery for punching other party goers. After the Defense deposed the victim and witnesses and therefore was able to successfully show a self-defense claim, the State dropped the
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