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Robbery vs. Burglary in Florida

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

When you think of crimes that involve taking property without the owner’s consent, theft is probably the first thing that comes to mind. There are other types of crimes involving theft as well, such as robbery and burglary. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. There are different elements… Read More »

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Defenses to Theft in Florida

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Under Florida Statutes Section 812.014, theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. It all depends on the value of the stolen property. In fact, a person who steals $100,000 or more can face first-degree felony charges. These crimes are generally punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine… Read More »

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Shoplifting Crimes in Florida

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people have engaged in some form of theft. Probably the most common form of theft is shoplifting. Shoplifting is also known as retail theft. People shoplift for various reasons. Many are poor and cannot afford to buy necessities, so they steal them. Some do it as a dare or to see if they… Read More »

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Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter After Killing Woman

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

When a person is killed in a car crash and alcohol is involved, a person can be charged with DUI manslaughter. This is what recently happened in Florida. A man was arrested on DUI manslaughter charges after a crash killed a woman. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of December 31 in Orange… Read More »

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Assault vs. Battery: What is the Difference?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

You may have heard the term “assault and battery,” but what exactly is it? If you’re like many people, you may think it’s just one crime. It’s actually two different crimes — assault and battery — but people are often charged with both at the same time. Under Florida law, you may be charged… Read More »

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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal in Florida DUI Cases?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

The typical scenario for a drunk driving case starts with police suspecting intoxication, pulling the motorist over, and making an arrest. Under Florida’s DUI statute, it is possible to be charged if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds .08 percent, as well as if officers believe that your normal faculties are impaired. As you… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Assault Charges in Florida?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Assault is a serious crime in Florida, so it is not surprising to learn that law enforcement is aggressive in pursuing offenders. According to statistics reported by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), police make around 98,900 arrests for simple and aggravated assault every year. If the prosecutor can prove that a defendant… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Theft and Robbery?

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Terms like theft, larceny, shoplifting, and robbery all refer to the crime of taking something that does not belong to you, but they are very different if you look at the specific definitions. Many people lump them together, which creates confusion when comparing theft and robbery. Florida’s theft laws provide for two distinct offenses,… Read More »

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Defenses to DUI Charges in Florida

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

All US states have enacted harsh laws on drinking and driving, and Florida’s statute operates in similar fashion. You could be arrested for DUI if you were operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more, or if your normal faculties are impaired by consumption of alcohol. Under Florida’s… Read More »

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Florida’s Marijuana Laws: Overview And Updates

By Linkhorst Law Firm, P.A. |

Considering the vast array of laws on use of marijuana across the US and its territories, it is no wonder that people get confused about how they apply. Statistics reveal that pot-related arrests comprise more than half of all drug cases in America. Of the 820,000 individuals who are charged with marijuana offenses every… Read More »

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