Frequently Asked Questions

What is the officer looking for during the initial detention at a DUI scene?

What is the officer looking for during the initial detention at a DUI scene?

Any indication that you’ve been drinking and that ... read more

What is an injunction?

What is an injunction?

A: An injunction is a court order signed by a circuit ... read more

What is probation? What do I have to do on probation?

What is probation? What do I have to do on probation?

A: Probation is a period of time that's ordered by the ... read more

What should I do if I am asked to take a field sobriety test in Florida?

What should I do if I am asked to take a field sobriety test in Florida?

A: Because field sobriety tests are designed in a way ... read more

Will I lose my license following a conviction for DUI in Florida? For how long?

Will I lose my license following a conviction for DUI in Florida? For how long?

A: Any conviction for a DUI in the State of Florida ... read more

What happens if I violate my probation?

What happens if I violate my probation?

A: If you violate your probation, the judge that placed ... read more

What is a diversion program? Can I do a diversion program?

What is a diversion program? Can I do a diversion program?

A: The diversion program is an alternative to ... read more

What happens if I am arrested for domestic violence?

What happens if I am arrested for domestic violence?

A: If you're arrested on a domestic violence charge, you ... read more

What happens if I refuse to take a breathalyzer in Florida?

What happens if I refuse to take a breathalyzer in Florida?

A: If you refuse to take the breath test in the state of ... read more

There is a warrant for my arrest. What do I do?

There is a warrant for my arrest. What do I do?

A: The first thing you should do if you find out that ... read more

What are the defenses to a DUI in Florida?

What are the defenses to a DUI in Florida?

A: There are a number of defenses to a DUI in the state ... read more

How do I get a bond set for a domestic violence case?

How do I get a bond set for a domestic violence case?

A: Your attorney will have to reach out to the state ... read more

I was served with an injunction. What should I do?

I was served with an injunction. What should I do?

A: If you were served with an injunction, it was in all ... read more

Is an injunction the same as a no contact order?

Is an injunction the same as a no contact order?

A: They are not the same. No contact orders are generally read more

Should I agree to a plea bargain?

Should I agree to a plea bargain?

A: The decision to enter into a plea bargain is something read more

The police never read me my Miranda rights. Will my case get dropped?

The police never read me my Miranda rights. Will my case get dropped?

A: Whether or not you are read your Miranda rights, ... read more

How long will I be on probation?

How long will I be on probation?

A: The typical term of probation on a misdemeanor is one ... read more

How do I get a work permit?

How do I get a work permit?

A: The first thing you need to do in order to get a work ... read more

How do I drop a charge of domestic violence if I am the victim?

How do I drop a charge of domestic violence if I am the victim?

A: Only the state attorney's office can drop the charge, ... read more

Do I need a lawyer for an injunction hearing?

Do I need a lawyer for an injunction hearing?

A: It's not legally required that you have an attorney at read more

How do I get a bond reduction?

How do I get a bond reduction?

A: Reducing your bond requires a court order. Typically, ... read more

The police want to get my side of the story. Should I speak to them?

The police want to get my side of the story. Should I speak to them?

A: Prior to speaking with a police officer, you should ... read more

Do I have to consent to a request to search my vehicle?

Do I have to consent to a request to search my vehicle?

A: You do not have to consent to a search of your ... read more

Can I terminate probation early?

Can I terminate probation early?

A: Unless the judge that imposed sentence specifically ... read more

Can I be charged with domestic violence if it’s my word against hers/his?

Can I be charged with domestic violence if it’s my word against hers/his?

A: You can be charged with domestic violence solely based read more

What are the possible ways my case may be resolved?

What are the possible ways my case may be resolved?

Typically, criminal cases are resolved in one of ... read more

The victim in my case does not wish to press charges, why do I need an attorney?

The victim in my case does not wish to press charges, why do I need an attorney?

If probable cause exists, the police have the right to ... read more

What happens if the police didn’t read me my rights?

What happens if the police didn’t read me my rights?

On television you typically hear the police advise a ... read more

When are the police allowed to search me?

When are the police allowed to search me?

Typically, the police can only search you or your ... read more

What is an arraignment?

What is an arraignment?

An arraignment is the procedure where the state attorney ... read more

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

In Florida, crimes are ranked in terms of severity and ... read more

What is First Appearance?

What is First Appearance?

When a person is arrested and is held in jail, the law ... read more

What is the process to post a bond?

What is the process to post a bond?

Usually, when a person is arrested there is a monetary ... read more

What can be done on a case where there is “NO BOND”?

What can be done on a case where there is “NO BOND”?

In certain circumstances, a person is arrested and is ... read more

I’ve been arrested for a crime, now what?

I’ve been arrested for a crime, now what?

Because time is of the essence, a person arrested for a ... read more