Can I Get Off of Probation Early in Florida?
Yes, you may be able to get off of probation early in Florida. You do not have a right to terminate probation early so there is no guarantee that you canRead More
What is the Difference Between Having Your Record Sealed and Having Your Record Expunged?
Practically, there is no difference between sealing your record and expunging your record. In Florida, if you are arrested, charged with a crime or issued a notice to appear forRead More
It’s 420! Can the Police Still Take Me to Jail in Florida for Weed?
Yes, marijuana is still illegal in Florida and the police can still take you to jail for possessing flower, wax, crumble, RSO, tinctures, edibles or THC oil. Most jurisdictions inRead More
Can the Police Make Me Get Out of the Car During a Traffic Stop?
Yes, the police can order a driver to get out of the vehicle during a traffic stop. The police can make passengers get out of the vehicle as well. WhileRead More
Can the Police Look Through My Cell Phone or Search My Cell Phone Without a Warrant?
No, law enforcement cannot search your cell phone without a warrant or probable cause. That being said, there are a number of legal exceptions that will allow law enforcement toRead More
Can the Police Speak to My Minor Child Without My Consent?
Yes, the police can speak to, question and even detain a minor without contacting their parent or guardian in Florida. Under Florida law, a police officer can approach and speak toRead More
Should I Contact a Lawyer If the Police Try to Question Me?
Yes, you should always contact a lawyer if the police try to question you about your involvement in a crime. You should also speak to a lawyer before speaking withRead More
What Happens if the Police Never Read Me My Miranda Rights?
The police do not have to read a Miranda warning every time someone is arrested. The police are only required to read a Miranda warning if they have someone “inRead More
Is it Legal to Drive While Using a Cell Phone in Florida?
Yes, it is still legal to make or receive phone calls on your cell phone while driving in Florida. You are not required to use a handsfree device to talkRead More
What is the Difference Between an Arrest Warrant and a Search Warrant?
A warrant is a legal document issued by a judge or a Grand Jury after probable cause, or some other legal standard is met. A warrant authorizes law enforcement toRead More