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What Is a No Contest Plea, and How Can It Help?

November 1st, 2022

While “guilty” and “not guilty” are two common pleas in criminal cases, a third “no contest” plea is also possible in certain situations. Today, we’ll discuss what a no contest plea is, when you could enter it, and why your lawyer may suggest it. What Is a No Contest Plea? The formal name for a…

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

September 1st, 2022

When you’re facing criminal charges, you might wonder how to proceed. First, you should speak with an experienced defense attorney about your case as soon as possible. Each case is unique, and the defense required and the time the case will take depends on many elements. Because of these variables, there is no set cost…

Five Reasons Why You Do Not Want a Public Defender

July 1st, 2022

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be wondering what to do next and whether you should use a public defender. This can seem reasonable, though you should be aware that there are significant differences between public defenders and other criminal…

How to Prove a Wrongful Conviction

April 1st, 2022

It could be everyone’s worst nightmare: being convicted of a crime you didn’t commit. Being arrested and tried for a crime someone else committed leaves the defendant angry and confused. Being convicted and sentenced to decades or even life in prison leaves them demanding justice. It is difficult to get them that justice. Burden of…

What Do You Need to Know About Your Cocaine Possession Charge?

January 1st, 2022

Cocaine possession is a serious charge in Florida. Under federal law, cocaine is listed as a Schedule 2 drug. The Controlled Substances Act includes any derivative or extract from coca leaves and includes the leaves themselves from which cocaine is derived. Historically, cocaine was used medicinally as an anesthetic and to treat a variety of…

Can I Get a Felony Expunged?

December 1st, 2021

A criminal record can interfere with various aspects of your life. If you served a sentence for a felony offense, you could face a range of challenges upon your release. It’s more difficult to get a job or a place to live. You could also lose your right to own a firearm or vote. Your…