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  • How much does a Tampa divorce lawyer cost for a divorce?

    Tampa divorce lawyers are often asked about their fees. Obviously, this is a very important factor for many individuals going through a divorce. Divorces literally change someones financial situation indefinitely and it is important to consider this when retaining the services of...

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  • Will Attorney General Holder’s announcement concerning minimum mandatories affect my case?

    Ultimately Attorney General Holders announcement will only affect those criminal drug cases in the federal criminal justice system. For example, those charged in state court will certainly not see the benefit of Attorney General Holders recommendation and assessment. Many crimin...

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  • Is Pretrial Intervention (PTI)/Misdemeanor Intervention Program (MIP) difficult?

    As way of background, pretrial intervention (PTI) or misdemeanor intervention program (MIP) are pretrial intervention programs for first time offenders. Ultimately, the programs are run by the State Attorneys Office, but administrated by a third-party. For example, the Salvation...

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  • What Happens During a Criminal Trial?

    Everyone has seen what criminal trials look like on television and in movies, but as with so many other matters in the criminal justice system, fact is very different than fiction. Before selecting a criminal defense attorney for your case, make sure you find out when the last t...

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  • What is a Violent Felon of Special Concern?

    Floridas Anti-Murder Act created the designation of violent felony of special concern or VFOSC. Ultimately, a VFOSC constitutes a person who is on felony probation or community control for a qualifying substantive offense, generally involving violence or a threat of violence. T...

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  • Is PTI/MIP a lot of work?

    As way of background, pretrial intervention (PTI) or misdemeanor intervention program (MIP) are pretrial intervention programs for first time offenders. Ultimately, the programs are run by the State Attorneys Office, but administrated by a third-party. For example, the Salvation ...

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  • I am on Probation in Two Counties, Can They Violate Me on Both?

    Yes, they can both violate you for one (1) singular charge. Ultimately, this can lead to one (1) charge leading to a significant amount of jail or prison time. This is especially frustrating where the charge is something relatively minor, like driving while license suspended or r...

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  • So My License is Suspended?

    Unfortunately, this is most common issue raised to the Tampa criminal lawyers of Blumenauer Hackworth. If one were to count the number of criminal cases currently on the dockets of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties, the overwhelming majority of the charges would in somehow...

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  • What is Arraignment?

    Arraignment is essentially the first step of the criminal process. It is an important step in the criminal process because it is your first opportunity to enter a formal plea. Generally, we recommend people always plead not guilty at arraignment, so they may consult with an attor...

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  • I Missed Court, What is Going to Happen?

    Unfortunately, it is simply human nature to forget things at times, but forgetting a court appearance can have major consequences. Most importantly, if someone misses a misdemeanor criminal court appearance, generally a warrant will be issued for their arrest. They will ultimatel...

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