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August 2015 Archives

Societal costs high for sex crime convictions in Florida

A certain stigma comes with having a sexual conviction on your record. As if being listed on Florida's public sex offender registry and the national registry isn't enough, there are also the possible personal and professional repercussions. Add into the mix a residency ban, which is a real thing in certain areas, and the fallout from a sex crime is one that can continue to haunt a person -- and their families -- for years to come. 

Effective representation for minors facing theft charges

Now that kids across the state of Florida are on the verge of starting another school year, parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While some of this relief will certainly come from no longer having to make daily arrangements, the majority of it will come from the knowledge that their kids are in a safe place where they will better themselves and prepare for the road ahead.

Can probation be transferred across state lines? - II

In our last post, we began discussing the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, the agreement through which the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have pledged to work with one another to facilitate the transfer of supervised adult offenders across one another's borders.

Can probation be transferred across state lines?

As open as you might be to the prospect of probation, it's important to understand that this alternative to incarceration is certainly not without its substantial challenges. Indeed, you will not only have to report regularly to your probation officer, but also complete treatment programs, satisfy financial obligations, fulfill community service hours, and subject yourself to random alcohol and drug testing.

Understanding what state law has to say about recording the police

The next time you interact with a police officer, you may notice that he or she is wearing more than just the usual assortment of law enforcement tools from a radio and notepad to handcuffs and handgun. In particular, you may notice that they are wearing what looks like a small camera.

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