Criminal Defense

February 23, 2018
Orlando Assault and Battery Attorney

The Gain Time Program For Florida Prisoners

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 […]
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 […]
August 7, 2017
Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

Stand Your Ground is changing and has recently been the subject of great debate because the Florida Legislature and the Florida Courts are battling it out. As a basic procedural principal, in a criminal trial, the State of Florida (the prosecution) must prove every element of the alleged crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Prior to the recent changes, if a defendant raised the affirmative defense of self-defense by standing his ground (he or she claims to have had no alternative but to use deadly force to defend him or herself), the defendant had to prove self-defense was reasonable, necessary, and […]