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CrimTrial

Pretrial Intervention and Sentencing Alternatives In Seminole

By Justin Reep |

Even relatively minor criminal charges in Seminole can result in serious penalties. Heavy fines, mandatory probation, and a potentially lengthy jail sentence are all common. To protect yourself, it is important to get an experienced Seminole criminal defense attorney on your side. In addition to taking the actions needed pre-trial to prevent a criminal… Read More »

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Appealing A Criminal Conviction In Seminole

By Justin Reep |

Being convicted on any type of criminal charges in Seminole is a serious matter. Even relatively minor crimes can carry serious penalties, including heavy fines, court costs, and a potential jail sentence. A conviction will also result in a permanent criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life, potentially preventing… Read More »

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Overdose

Seminole Prosecutors Pressing For Murder Charges In Overdose Deaths

By Justin Reep |

The opioid epidemic has hit hard in Seminole and the surrounding areas. As a result, heroin use is on the rise and there has been an alarming increase in the number of overdose deaths, both locally and throughout the state. Seminole prosecutors have made headlines for pressing criminal charges in these cases, not only… Read More »

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Gun Charges In Seminole Carry Serious Criminal Penalties

By Justin Reep |

Florida residents are often vocal in defending their rights to bear arms under the constitution. However, the fact is that there are state laws in place that place certain limits on your gun rights. Not adhering to the letter of the law could result in criminal charges in Seminole that carry potentially serious penalties…. Read More »

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Shoplifting In Seminole Can Result In Serious Criminal Penalties

By Justin Reep |

Shoplifting may seem like a relatively minor matter or even a harmless prank, but it can result in serious criminal charges in Seminole. Depending on the value of the items stolen, you could be facing heavy fines and a potentially lengthy jail sentence. With the upcoming holiday season approaching, shoplifting crimes are likely to… Read More »

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Six Common Reasons For Being Falsely Accused Of A Crime

By Justin Reep |

Being accused of any type of criminal charges in Seminole is a serious matter. Going through the process of being arrested and having to appear before a judge is harrowing even for the most  hardened criminals. If you have never been in trouble with the law or are falsely accused, the experience can be… Read More »

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Juvenile

Seminole County Jail In Spotlight Over Treatment of Juvenile Offenders

By Justin Reep |

While it is not uncommon for teenagers to get into mischief, either in school or in the community at large, it can have serious consequences that impact them for years after. Juvenile offenses in Florida can carry serious penalties, which include a jail sentence.  A recent case in which a Seminole County deputy was… Read More »

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Sentencing Enhancements in Florida

By Justin Reep |

Under Florida law, courts are permitted to impose significant sentencing enhancements for defendants who have been convicted of a criminal offense. Although intended to punish repeat offenders, the new sentencing structure affects defendants with all types of criminal histories. One of the best ways to avoid receiving an unfair sentence is to obtain legal… Read More »

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Misdemeanor Battery Charges

By Justin Reep |

Under Florida law, simple battery is considered a first degree misdemeanor and so comes with potential jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, so if you or a loved one were recently accused of battery or a similar crime, it is important to contact an experienced Seminole criminal lawyer who can help you… Read More »

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The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing a Criminal Record in Florida

By Justin Reep |

Having a criminal record can make it difficult to secure employment, find housing, and obtain professional licensure. Fortunately, it is possible for those who have been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime to have those records expunged. In fact, there are a couple of different options for having one’s records erased,… Read More »

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