We hear the terms "misdemeanor" and "felony" used regarding crimes, and we know that felonies are serious offenses that can land people in prison.
You've been accused of domestic violence, and you know you didn't do anything wrong. You're justified in feeling scared. You could lose your job, your home and your kids – and you could wind up in jail.
You never expected your child to get arrested, but then you got the phone call. Now you're just asking yourself how and why this could have happened. What factors pushed your child to break the law?
A social media fight over politics left a 46-year-old Florida man injured and a remorseful 44-year-old man facing felony charges.
After you're convicted of a crime, you may still wish to fight for your freedom. You may be in a position where you don't believe that you were given a fair trial or may be upset because you are, in reality, innocent of the crime you've been convicted of.
A person doing donuts on a busy bridge has been arrested following a report of the behavior on the Southeast 17th Street bridge. The driver, who was not named in the report, was suspected to also be the person responsible for a similar stunt a short time later. He was cited for reckless driving and could be linked to the dangerous acts on the bridge in Fort Lauderdale if the police can identify him in the videos of the bridge incident.
Plea bargaining is a process in which the prosecution and defense work out a deal. Instead of facing the harshest penalties and going to trial, a person who works out a plea deal may agree to a lesser punishment in exchange for information or for pleading guilty.
In Florida, there are requirements for a concealed weapon. To obtain a Florida concealed weapon or firearm license, you need to be able to show that you're competent firing a weapon. You must also show that you are 21 years of age or older. There is an exception for those in the military. If you are serving overseas or are currently in the United States serving in the military, you need to submit a copy of your deployment documents to receive a license for your weapon.
Allegations of domestic abuse could get you arrested immediately, even though the situation may be complicated. You may have been defending yourself or a victim of a crime, but if the other party makes up a story that the police believe, it could be you fighting for your freedom.
There are many administrative penalties for DUIs, but perhaps more damaging are the penalties that don't come from the law. After a DUI, the charges and potential conviction aren't the only issues you could run into.