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How To Get Under The Mandatory Minimum

How To Get Under The Mandatory Minimum

Per federal sentencing guidelines, there are mandatory minimum sentences connected with specific crimes. The basis for this is to ensure that if two people are charged with identical crimes that they will receive similar sentences—even if one was in Massachusetts and...

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

People who have been accused of crimes want and deserve to know the punishments they may face. This is a common question that gets raised—understandably so—when they meet with their criminal defense attorney.  The answer to this question depends on who prosecutes...

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How Does A DUI Apply To Boats?

How Does A DUI Apply To Boats?

A DUI on a boat is a BUI, which is short for boating under the influence. But people do ask how DUI laws apply to people who are operating a boat. They are essentially the same with some nuances. Many people don’t know there are specific BUI laws, or that there are...

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2 Classifications Of Crimes In Florida

2 Classifications Of Crimes In Florida

In Florida, crimes are classified into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Understanding how certain crimes are classified and their potential penalties can make navigating the system easier in the unfortunate circumstance that you or a loved one are charged...

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3 Myths About The Breathalyzer

3 Myths About The Breathalyzer

Misinformation about the breathalyzer test falls into two categories: myths about the laws regarding the test, and the various arguments you can make to overcome it.  Florida Breathalyzer Laws Florida has an implied consent law. Driving is not a...

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Understanding the Jury Selection Process

Understanding the Jury Selection Process

The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases. Juries, then, are selected in a process known as “voir dire,” in which a group of both judges and attorneys determine a prospective juror’s competence and suitability...

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What is Hearsay?

What is Hearsay?

You’re likely familiar with that old adage about the truth setting you free. When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, however, there can be obstacles to getting the truth out at trial. One of them is ‘hearsay’. In this blog, we’ll explain the legal concept of...

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4 Things to Know About Wire Fraud

4 Things to Know About Wire Fraud

Wire fraud is a white-collar crime that occurs when someone uses interstate electronic communications to make false promises or representations with the intent to defraud another party. In this case, electronic communications consists of those made over the Internet,...

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