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    • Your Defense Against Criminal Battery Charges in Central-Florida

      To many people, the crimes of assault and battery go hand in hand. So much so that many people may think they are one crime. In fact, the crime of battery is separate and distinct from the crime of ...

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    • Your Defense Against Central-Florida Assault Charges

      No one wakes up in the morning thinking “I’m going to threaten someone, get arrested, and face criminal assault charges.” More often, an unexpected disagreement turns ugly and escalates, tempers ...

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    • How to Seal or Expunge Florida Criminal Charges

      Denied a job because of a criminal charge? Contact The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher for help. Today’s job market is tough. Even with the best qualifications, a degree from a prestigious school or ...

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    • What to Expect in a Florida Divorce?

      Divorce is a painful and difficult experience. If you understand the functions and limitations of the Florida legal system, the process becomes more tolerable. This should provide you with a greater ...

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    • How Do I Spot Behavioral Changes in Children During a Divorce?

      Even when both parents agree that dissolution of marriage is in everyone's best interests, a divorce can be an emotionally traumatic experience for minor children . But when either or both parents ...

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    • Military Divorce in Florida

      If you or your spouse are a member of the United States military and are considering divorce , you face some special considerations. You need a Florida divorce lawyer who is familiar with the special ...

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    • Domestic Violence and Divorce in Central Florida

      Attorneys often get questions about domestic violence and divorce. If you’re considering a divorce in central-Florida and one spouse has been accused or convicted of domestic violence , you may ...

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    • The Far-Reaching Consequences of Florida Domestic Violence Charges

      When a family dispute turns into a domestic violence charge , the results can be devastating. Tempers flare, the police are called, and all of a sudden you could be facing a sentence that ranges from ...

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    • Marijuana Legalization in the Sunshine State: What You Need to Know

      In the November election, 71% of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 2, which expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Amendment 2 went into effect on January 3, ...

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  • DUI
    • Open Container Violations in The Villages Can Lead to Florida DUI Charges

      Rightly or wrongly, The Villages in central-Florida has developed a reputation as a wild place to retire and live out your Golden Years. An internet search for “The Villages Florida Reputation” ...

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    • Drugged Driving in Florida

      In addition to prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) , drugged driving in Florida, or driving while under the influence of drugs, is also prohibited. The penalties for drugged ...

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    • How to Choose the Best Florida DUI Defense Attorney for You

      The penalties for a Florida DUI conviction can be severe, and may include fines of up to $1,000, community service, installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at your expense, probation, up to ...

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    • Driving with a Suspended License in Florida

      Driving with a suspended license in Florida is a criminal offense. Depending on the reasons for the suspension and whether you have had prior charges of driving with a suspended license, the charge ...

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  • FAQ
    • Can a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Detain You Without Arresting You?

      Yes, with limitations. Under Florida law, based upon reasonable suspicion that you may be involved in criminal activity, a police officer may require you to identify yourself and explain your presence ...

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    • What to Expect in a Florida Divorce?

      Divorce is a painful and difficult experience. If you understand the functions and limitations of the Florida legal system, the process becomes more tolerable. This should provide you with a greater ...

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    • Can a Frisk Turn into a Full-Blown Search?

      When frisking a person for weapons, the police are attuned not only to the feel of possible weapons under clothing, but also to the feel of packaged drugs. Although a frisk may not turn up a weapon, ...

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    • Who Can Claim the Child Tax Credit in a Florida Divorce

      It can be complicated to determine which parent will claim the child tax credit in a Florida divorce . Only one parent can claim the child as a dependent each year. The IRS monitors this closely by ...

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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 ...

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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 find ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

      When I meet with new divorce clients in my Leesburg, Florida law office, after asking how much a divorce costs , people usually ask: "How long does a divorce take?" The answer, of course, is, "It ...

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    • Planning for After the Divorce

      Divorce isn't easy. The plans you made, the future you envisioned, the life you imagined - all of these will change. It's natural and normal to mourn the loss of what was. However, the people who most ...

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    • How to Challenge a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

      Based in Leesburg, Florida, The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher Can Help Prenuptial agreements are more popular today than they were 20 years ago. People with significant wealth are getting married for ...

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