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What if I’ve been accused of Sexual Battery?

The most important fact to remember after being accused of sexual battery or any other sex crime is that an accusation is not a conviction. The unfortunate truth is that it may seem like a conviction once accusations hit the paper or the grapevine, but remember that you are still innocent until proven guilty. If you begin to think of yourself as guilty, you may not take the appropriate actions to prove your innocence.

What If the Driver That Caused My Accident Had No Insurance?

One of the advantages of Florida’s insurance laws is the existence of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Your insurance is intended to cover you in the event of a car accident. So for most accidents, even those resulting in personal injury, it doesn’t matter whether the other driver was insured or not—your insurance covers you. The minimum legal coverage is $10,000 and automatically covers 80% of your reasonable medical expenses and 60% of lost wages.

Workers’ Comp: Nerve Damage

Workers’ Compensation, or workers’ comp for short, is a system that allows workers to receive partial wages after suffering a work-related injury. There are many different injuries that are common in the workplace, but one of the potentially most crippling is nerve damage.

Nerves are an essential part of your body—they carry signals from your brain to your muscles and sensory information back from your body to the brain. When nerves are damaged, the result can be:

Cosmetic Surgery Medical Malpractice

Cosmetic surgery has increased tremendously in popularity in the last decade. The number of procedures performed grew about 5% from 2010 to 2011 alone, and overall has grown by 87% since 2000!

Workers' Compensation Web Pages

When employees are injured at work, they often turn to an attorney's website to gather information about workers' compensation laws. Injuries suffered at the workplace are typically sudden and unexpected, and an injured worker may have no idea about where to turn for help.

The Importance of Criminal Defense

As a society, we agree on certain rules that are enforced by law. When you violate one of these laws, you are charged with a crime. Our criminal defense attorneys in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami handle many different types of criminal cases. Common criminal cases handled by defense attorneys include:

Cultivation or Production of a Controlled Substance

Cultivating or producing a controlled substance can fall under two different drug possession laws. If you are in possession of the chemicals necessary to produce a drug, you may be charged with unlawful possession of chemicals, a second degree felony punishable by 15 years in jail and $10,000 in fines. If the product is already made, you could also be charged with possession with intent to distribute, a drug trafficking offense that can see more jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $1000 in fines. Thisdrug possession charge can be based on any “paraphernalia” in your possession such as a roach clip, a pipe, syringes, or even scales or baggies. The state of Florida aggressively pursues paraphernalia charges, often seeking the maximum penalty for people accused of this crime.

Building Your Case

Difference between Murder and Manslaughter

Manslaughter is still a murder charge, but the definition and penalties are significantly different. According to Florida criminal law, there are three types of manslaughter:

Categorization of a Murder Charge

Being charged with murder can have devastating effects on every aspect of your life. There are different types of murder that you can be charged with such as manslaughter, second-degree, and first-degree murder. These charges are very different, and will be handled as such by the courts. No matter what your murder charge, our aggressive criminal defense attorneys are prepared to defend your rights, and see that justice is truly served.

Types of Murder

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