3 days ago
Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Pretrial Services

In federal court, anyone who has either been indicted or has a pending federal criminal charge will have a pretrial hearing to determine if they will be released on bond or bail while their trial case is pending. Prior to this hearing, the person mus...

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Man Walking From Court After Federal Hearing
3 months ago
Federal Criminal Defense

Securing Federal Bond

A bond is collateral that a defendant uses to secure their freedom while awaiting trial or other resolution of their case. A bond is often referred to as bail, especially in state courts. In Florida there is a standard bond schedule for specific char...

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5 months ago
Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Sentencing Calculation

Federal Sentencing Calculation One of the primary differences between state and federal court representation are the federal sentencing guidelines. These guidelines dictate the potential incarceration exposure a person faces when charged with a fe...

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1 year ago
DUI Defense

Medical Marijuana and DUI

Changing Rules A year ago, the City of Tampa chose to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of non-medical marijuana (up to 20 grams). Those found carrying this amount of marijuana are now charged with a civil infraction that carries ...

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