Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Powers Sellers & Finkelstein PLC
6344 Roosevelt Blvd. Suite B
Clearwater, Florida 33760
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pinellas County Florida
Clearwater FL | Largo FL | St. Petersburg FL | Palm Harbor FL
Stalking Charges Defense Lawyers Pinellas County FL
The Definition of Stalking and the Penalties for Conviction in Florida
Along with domestic violence, stalking is a crime that was not prosecuted aggressively until recently in Florida and around the country.
Victims were often thought to be exaggerating the circumstances, or labeled “attention seekers”.
Lawmakers across the country, including in the State of Florida, now see stalking as a serious, potentially deadly, crime.
If you have been accused of stalking in Florida it is essential to understand the Florida stalking laws and potential penalties for a stalking conviction.
Under Florida Statute 784.048(2) the criminal offense of stalking is defined as follows:
“A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking.”
To fully understand the definition of stalking you need to know how some other important terms are defined, such as “harass” and “cyberstalk”.
· Harass – means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose.
· Cyberstalk — means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.
Stalking is charged as a first degree misdemeanor absent aggravating factors and is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
Aggravated Stalking is charged as a third-degree felony, and is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine if any of the following aggravating circumstances are present:
· The accused made a credible threat during the alleged stalking behavior.
· The accused also violated an injunction or other court order requiring the accused to stay away from the alleged victim.
· The alleged victim is under 16 years of age.
If you have been accused of stalking, you must take the accusations seriously. Not only do you face a potential term of incarceration if convicted, but a conviction for stalking could also adversely affect your rights to custody or visitation with minor children.
If you believe that you are the victim of stalking you have the legal right to request an injunction which, if granted, will order the alleged stalker to refrain from contacting you or harassing you.
In either case, it is in your best interest to consult a Florida Criminal Defense Attorney for immediate representation. Call Powers Sellers and Finkelstein at 727-531-2926 or visit us at http://www.KeepCalmCallUs.com.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Drug Crimes Lawyer in Lakeland FL Polk County FL
Drug Arrest Attorney in Polk County Florida
Drug Possession | Controlled Substance Possession Charges | Immediate Representaion
Criminal Defense Attorney in Lakeland FL Polk County FL
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL
If you have recently been charged with a drug related criminal offense in the State of Florida you are likely facing serious penalties should you be convicted of the offense.
The penalties you face are determined by the level of severity of the crime with which you are charged.
Offenses involving possession of a small amount of a controlled substance, for example, are punishable by less time in jail or prison than offenses involving the manufacture, distribution, or sale of a large amount of a controlled substance.
Possession, however, can be punishable by a lengthy prison term if the charge is possession with intent to sell in Florida.
Florida Statute 893.13 is where many of the state’s controlled substance offenses can be found. Under the statute, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance is a felony offense.
The severity of the felony depends on factors such as the type and quantity of controlled substance involved. If convicted of possession with intent to sell you could face up to 30 years in prison if the offense committed is a first degree felony.
People often make the mistake of thinking that offenses involving possession of a controlled substance are always treated less seriously than those involving the sale, delivery, or manufacture of drugs.
When deciding whether to charge a suspect with simple possession, or possession with intent to sell, a number of factors are typically considered, such as:
The quantity of the drug involved – the more drugs in your possession the higher the likelihood of an intent to sell charge.
The manner in which the drug is packaged. If it is already separated in small bundles you will likely be charged with intent to sell.
Absence or presence of sales paraphernalia such as scales, baggies, and “cutting” ingredients.
Written records of sales or debts.
Presence of large amounts of cash and/or weapons.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug related crime, or if you would like to learn more about your rights under the law, contact Gregg S. Kamp P.A. at 863-646-3135 or visit http://www.GreggKamp.com for more information and a free consultation.
Monday, December 14, 2015
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
DUI Attorneys in Pinellas County Florida Clearwater Largo St. Petersburg http://www.KeepCalmCallUs.com Powers Sellers and Finkelstein PLC
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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pinellas County FL
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Florida has passed much tougher DUI laws in the last several decades. The interpretation of the laws regarding driving while intoxicated or impaired have become difficult. In Florida it is ILLEGAL to operate a motor vehicle of any kind with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or greater. Under the law, you are presumed to be impaired if you are over the legal limit. However, this presumption may be rebutted by other evidence presented on the Defendant’s behalf. The Florida definition of "DUI" under the statute makes it illegal for a motorist to operate a motor vehicle if: The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, certain chemical substances, or any controlled substance, when affected to the extent that the person's normal facilities are impaired.
The Consequences of a DUI Charge
The consequences of a DUI conviction are often far-reaching and life altering. This can include incarceration and loss of freedom, loss of employment opportunities, loss of driving privileges, and increased insurance rates. Other devastating elements of a conviction can be a loss or modification of child custody and visitation rights with minor children, significant legal costs, fines and penalties, and a permanent conviction record that cannot be expunged. First-time Florida offenders can spend up to 6 months in jail and face fines of up to $1,000. Offenders can also expect to be ordered to perform community service work and attend alcohol treatment and counseling at their own expense. The penalties and costs of a DUI continue to increase significantly with additional convictions. What To Do If You Are Stopped For a Possible DUI: Implied consent law eliminates the need for a warrant to request that you take a breathalyzer test when you are stopped by law enforcement. You will be advised that if you refuse, you will receive an automatic one-year suspension of your driving privileges if it is your first offense. A subsequent refusal is a separate misdemeanor offense in the state of Florida. If you are under the age of 21 and are arrested for a DUI, your case falls under the Zero Tolerance policy. All of the penalties are basically the same but the blood alcohol content presumption is 0.02, much lower than the 0.08 required for offenders over the age of 21. A DUI charge must be taken VERY seriously, given all of the potential consequences. YOU MAY HAVE A DEFENSE! Some areas to explore for your defense are: Initial Stop: Did the officer have a legal right to stop you? Was the stop performed properly? Tests: Were the field sobriety tests administered correctly? Did the officer interpret them correctly? Evidence: Was the breathalyzer machine calibrated correctly? Was any other evidence handled improperly or incorrectly?
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a DUI in Pinellas County Florida call Powers Sellers & Finkelstein PLC at 727-531-2926 or visit us at http://www.KeepCalmCallUs.com for immediate assistance the the representation that you need.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Criminal Defense Attorney in Lakeland Florida
DUI Arrest | DUI Charges | Felony Assault | Sex Crimes
Drug Charges | Domestic Violence Charges
Being accused of a crime is a serious matter which may affect your future for years to come, or even permanently, depending upon the outcome of a criminal trial. Often times the prosecutors office may even use the threat of the consequences of a conviction at trial to strong-arm innocent people to agree to take a plea deal.
As a law firm providing experienced criminal defense attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every criminal defense client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., at calling (863) 646-3135.
The criminal defense division of our law firm aggressively represents clients in criminal cases involving, but not limited to:
If you've been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are probably concerned about the possibility of both doing jail time and losing your driver's license. You also may not be sure what to do next. We are here to help you through this difficult situation.
A DUI (driving under the influence) is a criminal act which involves an individual operating an automobile, motorcycle, truck, or other forms of transportation while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, controlled substances, or any other substance which may impair your ability to safely operate a vehicle.
You only have 10 days from the date of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the department of motor vehicles.
As a law firm providing experienced DUI defense attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every DUI defense client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you have been charged with a DUI - driving under the influence crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland DUI attorney & lawyer. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., at calling (863) 646-3135.
An individual may be arrested for a DUI offense even if they are not driving their vehicle. Simply sitting in the vehicle with the keys in the car may result in a DUI arrest. Additionally, driving under the influence charges are not relegated to just motor vehicles; as you may be arrested for a DUI while on a bicycle, moped, golf cart, or while operating any other form of transportation. While it may seem excessive, law enforcement and prosecutors tend to strictly enforce the laws regarding drinking and driving, and being under the influence of any substance which has the potential to cause property damage, injuries, or death.
Florida statues reference mandatory prosecution if you have been found to be driving:
· With a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or more;
· While impaired in any way;
· With any presence in your body of a "Schedule 1 drug" or cocaine.
We will inform you of your legal rights, examine all evidence against you, as well as evidence that supports your claim of innocence, and inform you of your best possible defense strategy. We will diligently work on your behalf to get the charges dropped, reduced, obtain probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, use every available legal resource while aggressively representing you at trial.
The longer an individual waits to obtain legal representation may directly affect their ability to achieve a successful outcome. Therefore, if you have been charged with a DUI - driving under the influence crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced DUI attorney or lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today at (863) 646-3135.
Depending upon the charges against you, your criminal history, and any special circumstances of the alleged DUI, a criminal conviction may result in:
· Hefty fines;
· Potential jail or prison time;
· Suspension of your driving privileges;
· Having your license revoked;
· Potential vehicle forfeiture;
· Community service;
· Lengthy terms of probation;
· Potential forfeiture of property or assets;
Friday, November 13, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Auto Truck and Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Lakeland Florida Winter Haven Florida Bartow Florida. http://www.McMannLaw.com
3001 Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
Personal Injury Attorney in Lakeland Florida
Truck and Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
Workplace Injuries Wrongful Death Actions
Medical Malpractice Drunk Driving Injuries
In most personal injury and wrongful death cases, the opposition is enormous. The large insurance companies and big businesses have incredible resources to muster against any claim, with the goal of NOT paying out anything that they are not ordered by the Courts to do so. They are not focused on doing the right thing, but representing only their own interests against claimants who rarely have the will, or the expertise, to fight them for a proper and just outcome.
Injuries can occur in a wide range of situations and environments. The leading causes of accident and injury are:
Motor Vehicle Collisions and Accident
Workplace or labor related injuries
Building liabilities and “slip and fall” accidents
Surgical errors and medical malpractice
Product liability and defective product litigation
Elderly care and child abuse
Now you can turn to a seasoned veteran, Mark McMann, to represent your claim and explain everything that you need to know about the laws governing your case. Mark has 2 decades of trial law experience and knows his way around, and through, the system that is designed to stop you in your tracks when pursuing your legitimate claim for damages…or worse.
Whenever an accident or injury occurs, the hospital and doctor related expenses are only the beginning. Mark understands the additional and devastating consequences brought on by injuries and will work diligently and professionally to recover the compensation that YOU deserve related to:
Loss of Income
Decrease in your Capability to Work
Pain and Suffering
Mental and Emotional Suffering
Long-term rehabilitation and treatment costs
Funeral and other wrongful death related costs
Loss of quality of your life