Family & Criminal Law Blog

March 27, 2018

Corpus Delicti & Proving A Crime Was Committed In Florida

What Is Corpus Delicti? The terminology ‘Corpus Delicti’ basically means ‘the body of the crime’ but in order to understand what it means, here is an example. Let’s say a man walks into the police department and tells an officer in charge that he killed his neighbor’s wife a few days ago. So should he be arrested for the crime? The Corpus Delicti Rule means that before an arrest can be made, the state must prove that a crime has been committed. An out of court confession alone is not enough to arrest a person. In the scenario described, it could […]
March 20, 2018
Orlando Family Law Lawyer

What Happens To The House In A Divorce?

During a divorce one topic that almost always comes up is the home. While monetary assets and other household furniture are relatively easy to divide, deciding who gets the home is a difficult task. In most cases of divorce, both spouses want the home; this may be due to the value the home, because it is a familiar place or because one has always lived in that home and has developed fond memories. Today, if one just asks the court for sole use of the home just because he or she doesn’t get along with the other partner, this is […]
March 11, 2018
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

Understanding Florida Field Sobriety Tests

What Are Field Sobriety Tests? If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, law enforcement may ask you do field sobriety tests. Typically, there are three different exercises that people are asked to do: Walk & Turn One-Legged Stand Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) The Walk and Turn exercise is used to study a person’s ability to divide attention.  A person must follow verbal instructions while also doing physical activity. You are instructed to take nine steps, heel-to-toe, along a straight line. After taking nine steps, you must turn on one foot and return in the same manner […]
March 6, 2018
Orlando Drug Crimes Lawyer

How Proximity Determines Drug Possession Charges

How Is Drug Possession Defined? Possession means “exercising control or having power of an item.” With possession, there is both knowledge and control. When you are charged with drug possession in Florida, it means you have both knowledge of the item in question and control over it.   What Types Of Drug Possession Are There? When it comes to drug charges, there are three types of possession actual, constructive and joint. With Actual Possession, the item is actually on you – in your hand or pocket, in a container that is either in your pocket or your hand or the item is within […]
February 23, 2018
Orlando Assault and Battery Attorney

Florida Gain Time For Inmates

What Is Gain Time For Florida Prisoners? The court imposes a sentence for all persons convicted of a crime. The prisoner has an opportunity to reduce the sentence through gain time. Gain time is an incentive program to encourage satisfactory behavior. The basic time is 10 days for each month of the sentence. What Is Considered Satisfactory Behavior? When an inmate works diligently, participates in a training program, engages in positive activities the Department of Correction rewards the prisoner. Meritorous gain time is when a prisoner performs an outstanding deed. The deductions from the sentence can be up to 60 days of […]
February 18, 2018
Orlando Family Law Lawyer

Florida Child Support: When Can I Really Stop Payment?

The thought of child support can often make one think of monthly payments that have no end in sight. Child support payments do end, however, the question of when they will actually cease is not as straightforward and depends on the circumstances. When Your Child Turns 18 According to Florida laws, child support ordinarily is meant to end on your child’s 18th birthday. If the order was made in favor of more than one child, child support is calculated according to different dates in the future. It reduces as each child turns 18 and finally ends once the last child turns 18. If […]
February 12, 2018
Orlando Family Law Lawyer

Why You Need To Hire A Divorce Attorney

Family law is not like other area of law. It is personal, and most of the time, you are directly in conflict with someone you had a relationship with. While this is not exactly bad, it can pose a problem when you and the other party don’t see eye to eye, especially when it concerns a divorce. Divorces can be dirty, emotionally trying and quite a hassle. There’s no law that says you can’t handle it on your own. However, the emotional whirlwind of divorce and its complicated legal processes may necessitate the support of a strong presence that can offer […]
February 6, 2018
Baker Act Law Information - Frost Law - Criminal Attorney in Orlando FL

Baker Acts In Florida

The Baker Act is a law in the State of Florida that allows family members or some licensed authorities to call for urgent medical attention and evaluation for people who might be having mental health issues. This provision was created in 1972 to provide aid to people who are at risk of harming themselves or members of the public. These individuals are often unable to determine on their own that they need to seek medical help. The act was not only created to ensure the safety of the person and to prevent such person from inflicting harm on anyone, but was […]
February 3, 2018
Florida DUI on Horse

Can You Be Arrested For DUI In Florida While Riding A Horse?

The idea that you can only be arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) while operating a motor vehicle is a common fallacy that has garnered widespread discussion. This notion was recently highlighted when police in Lakeland, Florida arrested a woman for riding her horse down a busy highway while intoxicated. Polk County police charged the 53-year-old woman with drunk driving, even though she was on a horse, not driving a car. Multiple drivers called into the police station to report the woman after close-calls were made by cars swerving around her horse. Upon arriving at the scene, officers had […]
January 24, 2018
Domestic Violence

FSU’s Deondre Francois Investigated for Domestic Violence

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida State University quarterback Deondre Francois was recently investigated for a domestic violence incident. The report states that he was accused of committing domestic violence, specifically, battery on a pregnant woman. As with a large number of similar cases, there were conflicting reports and accounts of the incident and no charges have been filed. Under Florida Statute 741.28 domestic violence includes battery and agrevated battery of one family or household member by another family or household member. Family or household members include husbands or wives, ex-wives and ex-husbands, people related by blood or marriage, people living together as a […]