Category Archives: General

Why you want your family lawyer to have criminal defense experience

Prior to handling family law cases, I handled hundreds of criminal cases as a defense attorney. In doing so, I handled many cases through trial. Criminal Defense lawyers are trained trial lawyers who handle evidence, cross examination and presentation of cases on a regular basis to judges and juries. What you can expect from my ...

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What is “motion practice” and is it important?

Motion practice is an important part of being a criminal defense attorney.  It requires knowledge of the oldest and the newest legal issues.  It also requires the ability to think outside of case law.  There are occasions when something doesn’t seem right but the law says it is or doesn’t say anything at all.  When ...

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Ask the Attorney?

When you are hiring an attorney, you are conducting a job interview.  You have a duty and a right to ask questions of the prospective attorney to get the answers you need before you make the decision to pay a retainer.  Besides the obvious questions of how much the service will cost and your questions ...

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Should you wait to hire an attorney?

Many times people find that they've had a spat with a loved one or a roommate, etc, and they never thought that charges may be outstanding from the incident.  There can be a filing of a "sworn complaint" for a criminal charge.  What that means is that either the State Attorney's Office or law enforcement ...

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Help! I was charged with an Open Container Violation!

You're having a great time with fellow Gator fans in Gainesville and your day is ruined by failing to follow a law that students are all too familiar with but alumni, less so.   The City of Gainesville has an open container ordinance and, although city and county officers look the other way when you are ...

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When family court meets criminal court

I recently had a prospective client call about wanting a divorce and soon came to realize that her case dealt with far more than one simple divorce. Although she and her husband had very little in assets, they shared a daughter together and he was arrested for domestic battery. I soon came to realize how ...

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