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  • Adjudication Withheld | Collateral Consequences

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Adjudication Withheld Florida Statute 948.01 gives the trial court discretion to “withhold adjudication” after imposition of a sentence of probation in felony cases. You are supposedly spared the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction if adjudication is withheld. There are several…

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  • Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery

    …Aggravated Battery v. Felony Battery Aggravated Battery vs Felony Battery Aggravated battery is always a felony, but felony battery is not always an aggravated battery. Simple battery can be charged as felony battery under certain circumstances. Battery Basics Criminal battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. So why would somebody get…

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  • Drug Court | Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program

    … of the State Attorney. If, for some reason, you qualify, but are not placed in drug court, your attorney can file a motion to transfer your case to drug court Advantages of Drug Court A conviction for possession of any type of illegal drug can have devastating consequences on an individuals future. In the Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program, a defendant only waives his or her right to a speedy trial. A defendant may be eligible to seal or expunge his or her criminal record upon successful completion of drug court. …

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  • Assault and Battery | What is the Difference?

    … in the presence of a minor is an A1 Misdemeanor as opposed to a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Ft. Lauderdale criminal attorney, Michael Dye, has extensive experience handling assault charges, battery charges and domestic violence cases in both county and circuit court. For more information concerning possession of marijuana and other drug charges, please…

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  • Decriminalization of Marijuana | Broward County

    …-45. Visit https://www.municode.com for the complete Broward County Code. Download (PDF, 2.61MB) Broward County criminal defense attorney, Michael Dye, has extensive experience handling misdemeanor and felony violations of probation. For more information concerning possession of marijuana and other drug charges, please contact us at: The Law…

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  • Violation of Probation

    … that presided over the original sentencing. Violations of probation are either technical or substantial. What is a technical violation of probation? Breaking the rules. Examples would include a positive drug test, failure to pay costs of supervision or any failure to abide by the rules. What is a substantial violation of probation? A new criminal…

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  • DUI Manslaughter Defense

    …. If possible, the first thing that the defense attorney should do is check the decedents medical records in order to determine if a BAC screen was ordered by a doctor at the hospital. You may have to request a subpoena duces tecum if the medical evidence from the hospital is not provided in discovery. Sometimes individuals die on the scene or on their way…

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  • Broward DUI Conviction Rate 56%

    … County has an 83% conviction rate. The statistics above clearly show that DUI’s can be beat and criminal defense attorneys are winning DUI cases on a regular basis. Hiring a criminal attorney with substantial DUI experience can have an enormous impact in the outcome of your case. Make no mistake about it, the odds are still stacked against you…

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  • Florida Sentencing Guidelines

    … It’s like golf! Less Points = Better! Am I Going to Prison? Every criminal defense attorney gets asked this question. From DUI cases to murder cases, every defendant is concerned with their exposure to a prison sentence. In felony cases, if you are found guilty, the length of your prison sentence is typically determined by a simple mathematical…

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  • Right to Trial by Combat | Bad Idea

    … offenses. Trial by Combat The most recent self representation failure involves an attorney, representing himself, filing a Motion for Trial by Combat. The motion is relatively well written. The argument is based on common law. For simplicity, common law is the law that the United States inherited from England. Most states have some type of enabling…

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  • What is Flakka? | The Truth About A-PVP

    … Not Even Once Is Flakka as Dangerous as it Sounds on the News? Yes and no, but mostly yes. Let’s start with what exactly flakka is. Flakka is alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, but let’s call it A-PVP. A-PVP is a cathinone. Flakka is a Schedule I Controlled Substance under Florida Statute Chapter 893.03 which means that there is no currently…

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  • Constitutional Right to a Speedy Trial

    … “Your Honor, the State requests a continuance.” Florida has two speedy trials rules. The right to a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution is made applicable to the State of Florida through the Fourteenth Amendment. Additionally, Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.191 provides additional protections in excess…

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  • DUI License Suspension | Administrative Hearing

    … to subpoena police officers and/or other relevant witnesses to the administrative hearing. For more information, please contact us at: The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 1 E Broward Blvd #700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954)990-0525 or The Law Offices of Michael A. Dye, PA, 2 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131 (305)459-3286 …

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