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Family law

Those areas of the law pertaining to families, i.e., marriage, divorce, child custody, juvenile, paternity, etc.

Federal Bureau of (FBI)

A federal agency which investigates all violations of federal Investigation laws.

Felony

A serious criminal offense. Under federal law any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

Fiduciary

A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

File

To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into the files or records of a case.

Filing Fee

The fee required for filing various documents.

Finding

Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.

Foreclosure

A court proceeding upon default in a mortgage to vest title in the mortgagee.

Forfeiture

A cancellation. A legal action whereby a contract purchaser following default loses all his interest in the property.

Fraud

A false representation of a matter of fact which is intended to deceive another.

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Case Results

DUI with Property Damage Reduced to a Reckless Driving

Our client was originally charged with Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage after hitting a Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputy’s vehicle. The Defense was able to get the charge reduced to reckless driving. Outcome: DUI
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Domestic Battery Charge Dropped

The Defendant was accused of hitting his wife, and the case was set for trial. The Defense was able to get the State to drop the charges the morning of trial after it was shown
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Violation of Probation Dismissed

The defendant was charged with violation of probation for a dirty urine screen. After a hearing the court dismissed the defendant’s violation and terminated his probation.
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