May 14, 2018
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

Florida DUI Driver’s License Suspension

According to the Florida law, if you operate a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.08% or higher, you are driving under the influence. However, this does not mean that you can only be arrested for DUI if you have been drinking alcohol. If you drive a vehicle after having used some chemical or controlled substance like cocaine, you can also be arrested for DUI. The consequences of getting arrested for DUI in Florida can be very severe and you could be slapped with some hefty punishments. If you refuse to submit yourself to a breathalyzer test law, […]
May 8, 2018
Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Probation And The Anti-Murder Act

Probation & Anti-Murder FAQ Over the past few years, Florida has enacted harsh laws for violent felony offenders. One of these laws is the ‘Anti Murder Act’ which requires many types of felony offenders who violate their probation or community control to remain incarcerated until the court system decides whether the individual will pose any danger/threat to the public at large. The Anti-murder Act in Florida was enacted in March 2007. Once an individual is incarcerated, the Florida Department of Corrections will classify these offenders as Violent Felony Offenders of special concern or ‘VFO’ on the violation of community control or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]