The word "assault" conjures up images of a punch in the stomach or a slap across the face. Aggravated assault, however, is much more serious than that. In Florida, it can be a serious crime, depending on several factors that include whether a weapon was used, the intent of the person committing the assault or the injury caused to a victim.
If convicted of an aggravated felony, an immigrant in Florida and throughout the nation can face some of the most severe punishments possible. A conviction on an aggravated felony charge, either state or federal, can cause someone to be deported and barred from almost all waivers or relief that could stop deportation.
We hear so much about terrorism these days in Florida and around the country.
A Florida man must wait to see if he will face charges related to the death of a 28-year-old man.
There are a lot of reasons why having a felony conviction on your record is detrimental to your future. We already know it can make getting a job or renting an apartment tough, for starters.
Although many people think they've never committed a crime, the reality is that some are easy to commit given the chance. Did you know that there is a possibility that you've committed a felony without even knowing it? It's true.
If you're accused of a crime, it's devastating at the best of times. What's even worse is if it's a charge for something you didn't know was a law or if the law is outdated.
There are many times when people do things that are wrong but think they won't get caught. One of those things is selling or using food stamps in a way that is against federal law. For example, you aren't legally allowed to sell your food stamps to others and shouldn't be able to purchase certain items with them.
If you're charged with a felony, there are a few things you need to know. First, you have to understand what degree the felony is. Second, you need to know exactly which felony you face. Finally, you need to know if there are any good defenses that you should know about for the alleged criminal act.
Double jeopardy protection is an important protection for people accused of crimes. This protection prevents you from facing trial twice for the same or similar charges based on the same facts following a conviction or acquittal. This right is given to individuals in the Fifth Amendment of the United States.