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Arrest – If arrested Florida requires that you be brought before a judge within 24 hours for First Appearance.
is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent and is punishable up to 60 days in jail.
Possession of a controlled substance may be a misdemeanor or felony. In Florida, a controlled substance is any substance named or described in Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V of §893.03, Florida Statutes.
Florida doesn’t play around when it comes to the offense of drinking and driving. The punishment for a DUI is severe.
Every time you are arrested for a crime in the State of Florida, a negative mark appears on your criminal record. Even if you were not convicted after your arrest, your criminal record can be jeopardized.
Felony / Misdemeanor
Crimes in Florida are generally classified into two classes, Felony and Misdemeanor.
Adolescents are prone to make a variety of mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes may be illegal in nature, which can lead to severe legal punishments. Regardless of their age, a criminal record can negatively impact a minor’s future employment and educational opportunities.
A license suspension can be a devastating experience. Your driver’s license can be suspended for several reasons including failure to pay traffic tickets, excessive points on your license, failure to display proof of insurance, unpaid child support and others.
Unpaid tickets can result in license suspension. In Florida driving while your license is suspended or revoked can result in criminal charges.
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