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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 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 […]
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 […]