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IS A DUI A FELONY IN FLORIDA?

  • October 25th, 2013
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One of the most common questions I’m asked as a St. Petersburg DUI Attorney is, “Is a DUI a felony?”In short, it depends. DUI Conviction Penalties in FloridaThere are different factors involved in determining whether your DUI will be considered a…

IS YOUR MUGSHOT MUGGING YOU OF YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?

  • October 18th, 2013
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How the Press Uses Your Mugshot to Gain More Viewers I’m a big believer in the First Amendment. However, the rise of newspapers using mugshots to drive traffic has been of obvious concern. I’ve had many clients who’ve had cases…

GOOGLE AND BANKS PROVIDE RELIEF FROM MUGSHOT WEBSITES

  • October 7th, 2013
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It appears that after prodding by the New York Times, Google has changed its search algorithm to give less importance to mugshot websites. For approximately the last two years, the sites mugshots.com and Florida.arrests.org have capitalized on Google’s search algorithm to make mugshots appear…

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS RUNNING MISDEMEANOR PROBATION

  • October 4th, 2013
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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has taken over misdemeanor probation and they’re taking a long-needed, hard look at making the system more efficient. What You Need to Know About Probation in Pinellas The probation office will be relocating to 14500…