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Defending Against Charges of Selling Alcohol to Minors in Florida

Defending Against Charges of Selling Alcohol to Minors in Florida

At Key West Criminal Defense, we understand that facing criminal charges can be a daunting and stressful experience. One of the charges that can have serious legal and personal repercussions is selling alcohol to minors. In Florida, this offense is taken very seriously and can lead to significant penalties, including fines, jail time, and a […]

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Three Myths About Facing Criminal Charges in Key West

Florida Keys criminal defense attorneys have a lot of conversations with people facing criminal charges. One of the interesting things about these conversations is that they reveal the many myths surrounding the rights and power of someone charged with a crime. Let’s spend a little time examining some of the most common myths about facing

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Can Drug Possession Lead to Lost Driving Privileges?

A serious side effect of a Florida drug possession conviction is the mandatory one-year suspension of the person’s driver’s license that results. The penalty applies to any drug possession — even one not involving a vehicle, such as a marijuana arrest outside a bar. In some cases, sentencing judges may allow a restricted license for

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Can You Be Prosecuted for Possessing a Drug Without a Prescription?

If you are carrying a prescription drug outside the original packaging and without the paper prescription, you could be arrested for possessing a controlled substance without a prescription — even if a doctor actually prescribed it to you. Although carrying a prescribed drug that isn’t in its original packaging is legal under Florida law, some

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Do You Risk Losing Financial Aid After a Marijuana Arrest?

Laws about marijuana possession are changing rapidly. States across the country are moving to legalize medical and, in some cases, recreational uses of the drug. But in Florida, state law still prohibits possession, except for medical use, and imposes some surprisingly stiff penalties. Even for possession of 20 grams or less, a conviction may result

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What Is the Difference Between Assault and Battery in Florida?

In Florida, assault and battery are two separate crimes, despite often being linked together. Both carry potentially serious penalties, including incarceration and fines. The difference is that assault refers to a threat that causes fear of harm, whereas battery is an unwanted touching or causing of physical harm. An incident can be both assault and

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What Are Your Options After Being Charged With a DUI in Key West?

When you’re arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, you must deal with the criminal court charges as well as the mandatory suspension of your driver’s license. A typical DUI arrest occurs after a traffic stop, which could be due to a violation like running a red light or speeding or to the

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