The Broward Sheriff’s Office was serving a search warrant on a house. Prior to serving a search warrant, Florida Law requires that the police “knock and announce” their presence before entering the residence.
Florida courts take domestic violence seriously, but that does not mean you will automatically face felony charges if a family member has accused you of a crime involving domestic violence. A variety of factors ultimately determines whether domestic violence accusations will result in misdemeanor or felony charges.
Failing to appear in court after you have received a summons, ticket or other court-ordered request could lead to the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest. Similarly, if you have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or you have violated the terms of your parole, a judge may issue a bench warrant authorizing your arrest.
A motion to recuse the judge assigned and having jurisdiction over a criminal matter must sufficiently alleged facts tending to establish that said judge is predisposed toward the state and against the defense. Many lawyers have a problem with the filing of motions to recuse due to the fact that they require local criminal defense lawyers to state publicly and on the record that the presider is incapable of being fair and impartial.
In the state of Florida, sobriety checkpoints are legal. That means police can pull over motorists without probable cause if the drivers pass through an established checkpoint, so long as certain policies and procedures are followed in establishing the checkpoint..
If you have not made any plans for ringing in 2018, now is the time to start thinking about whom you want to spend it with and what you want to be doing when the clock strikes midnight. The New Year will be here before you know it, and along with it the fresh start that most people aim to take advantage of by making resolutions.
Recently in the news in Broward county, there has been an issue with a Dade County police officer speeding through Broward County and being pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol officer. The Dade County officer was not cooperative and reports indicate that he did not pull over for quite some time.
If you get a DUI conviction in the state of Florida, the resulting penalties could have a resounding impact on all aspects of your life. Potential penalties include fines, community service, probation, imprisonment, vehicle impoundment, and license suspension.
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