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What is a No Contest Plea?

Guilty, Not-Guilty-by-Reason-of-Insanity, and Not Guilty are straight-forward and need little explanation when it comes to their basic meaning. But a plea of No Contest, or Nolo Contendre, is less cle… Read More
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Limited / Bifurcated Divorce in Florida

You feel like your marriage is over, but you can't or don’t want to get a divorce. Maybe you need your partner’s health insurance. Or religious reasons prevent you from seeking a divorce. Perhaps… Read More
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Categories: Florida Family Law
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How to Seal or Expunge Florida Criminal Charges

Today’s job market is tough. Even with the best qualifications, a degree from a prestigious school or university, an internship or prior experience in the field, and solid references, it’s still h… Read More
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Why Do I Need Liquid Assets After Divorce?

Going through a divorce may be one of the most difficult, stressful things you do in your life. A divorce can be emotionally draining as you come to terms with how to create your ‘new life.’ And t… Read More
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Categories: Florida Family Law
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Know Your Rights When Talking to Police

The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments. These are powerful tools that protect you from police over-reaching. But unless you know how to use these tools – and know that… Read More
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Kids' Rights at School

Parents want to protect their kids, and keep them safe. But what happens when the people we need to protect our children from are school administrators, police officers, or juvenile court prosecutors… Read More
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Florida Gun Charges and Penalties

Many Floridians have strong feelings, one way or the other, about the possession of firearms. But because of the technicalities surrounding Florida’s weapons and firearms laws, people can easily… Read More
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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket?

People often ask me whether it makes sense to hire an attorney for a so-called “minor traffic ticket.” As with so many things in the law, “it depends.” On one hand, you have to… Read More
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Florida Drug Charges and Penalties

If you’ve been charged with a drug-related crime in central-Florida, you could be facing serious criminal penalties, including up to 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. As a former prosecutor,… Read More
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Want the House in the Divorce

Do You Really Want the House in the Divorce?

The house is often one of the most controversial issues in a divorce, second only to concerns about child-care and custody. The house represents more than just a place to live, or a simple asset. It i… Read More
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Categories: Florida Family Law

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