Family & Criminal Law Blog

January 18, 2018
Orland Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney

Florida Divorce: Retirement Funds & Pensions Plans

If you built up your retirement plan during the course of your marriage and are now thinking about or going through a divorce, you may be wondering what happens to the retirement that you’ve built for yourself during the course of your marriage.  In any divorce, a significant part of the process is dividing the property that the ex-spouses amassed while they were married. Personal property can include cars, homes, assets, and more which will be apportioned between them. Many couples do not know that retirement funds and pension incentives accumulated during the marriage (which are most likely the most substantial asset a couple has the possibility […]
January 8, 2018
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Fake ID’s In Florida

Many people seem to think that having a fake ID is harmless, something often done to enter a club or a bar by underage teens. But, rest assured, in Florida having and using a fake ID is a serious crime for which you can be charged with a third-degree felony, which carries a penalty of $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison.   When you use a fake ID such as a driver’s license, social security card or passport that does not belong to you, it is considered to be a major crime in Florida. So, if you have […]
January 6, 2018
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

Florida DUI: The Affects of Alcohol

What Factors Affect How Your Body Absorbs Alcohol? There is no question that consuming alcohol makes many people feel great, at least for a short while. Once an alcoholic beverage is consumed, it descends to the stomach and small bowel and is absorbed into the blood. Once inside the bloodstream, the alcohol is transported to the brain, liver, kidneys, and muscles. Alcohol rapidly enters the brain where it exerts its soothing effects. The actions of alcohol on the brain occur within a few minutes after consumption and within 30-90 minutes, it reaches it peak levels in the blood. The alcohol may diffuse […]
January 1, 2018
Orlando Family Law Lawyer

How Is Child Support Calculated In Florida?

It is very easy to assume that child support is simply awarded by a judge without reference to any resource. Most feel the judge simply pulls a figure out of the air, orders the parties to pay it and bangs his gavel. Case closed. Child support in Florida is actually much more complicated. There are a lot of calculations that go into determining child support in Florida. These calculations are meant to determine not just the amount that will be paid, but how this amount is to be split between the spouses as well as what income would be taken into […]
December 14, 2017
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

DUI Defense: What Happens If The Cop Didn’t See Me Driving?

Clients often ask my advice when they’re facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charges in Florida. Perhaps the most recent question in DUI law that has been brought to my attention is whether the police can make an arrest for DUI without having personally witnessed the suspect behind the wheel, actually driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated and a crash didn’t occur. There are two cases that provide clarity on how your DUI charges might turn out under circumstances like these. Previous Legal Cases Involving A DUI Without Police Witness The first is a 2011 case, M.W. v. State. (51 […]
November 18, 2017
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Domestic Violence Injunctions

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. F.S. 741.28 What Is An Injunction? An injunction, more commonly referred to as a restraining order, is a judicial order that restrains a person beginning or continuing an action that threatens or invades the legal right of another. What Does A Petition For A Domestic Violence Injunction Need To Prove? In order for a judge to sign […]
November 15, 2017
Orlando Family Law Lawyer

Understanding The Motion For Contempt For Child Support

What Is The Motion For Contempt For Child Support? Divorce and custody cases rarely end with the judgment of the court in favor of either party. Often, you or your spouse may have to drag each other back to court for the enforcement of the judgment of the court. If you have to go back to court in order to enforce the order of the court, you can consider going through contempt, especially if it concerns child support. The law recognizes that an amicable settlement or dissolution of a marriage by a court may not always go as agreed. Either one […]
September 13, 2017
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

Florida DUI: What You Need To Know About Getting A 3rd DUI Charge

  Getting a third DUI charge in Florida is very serious and associated with the most severe DUI penalties. If you are convicted, you may face thousands of dollars in penalties, plus incarceration, and a possible ten-year suspension or revocation of our driver’s license. You may also have a felony on your record that will seriously affect you for the rest of your life.   I Was Charged With A 3rd DUI, When Should I Get An Attorney? In Florida, you only have ten days after your arrest to hire an attorney with regards to the driver’s license suspension. You will be asked at the […]
July 12, 2017
Orlando DUI Lawyer - Florida DUI Charges Attorney Chad Frost

5 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity DUI Cases

5 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity DUI Cases Celebrities are constantly in the news, but sometimes it can be for all of the wrong reasons. We’ve all seen the occasional mugshot floating around after an arrest of a high-profile individual. There is a lot we can learn from celebrities who have been arrested or charged with a DUI. 1. In Florida, your mugshot is public record. In Florida, if you are arrested your mugshot is instantly public record. Just ask Tiger Woods. This means that your mugshot can be accessed by anyone. Hopefully in the future if your record […]
July 6, 2017
Rob Kardashian Revenge Porn Cyber Harassment

Did Rob Kardashian Commit a Criminal Act By Releasing Explicit Images of Ex Blac Chyna?

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images On Wednesday, Rob Kardashian posted some sexually explicit photographs of his ex, Blac Chyna, on Instagram. These actions could carry steep consequences for him. This type of conduct, where an individual deliberately distributes sexually explicit material of an ex or spouse without that person’s consent, is commonly referred to as “Revenge Porn.” Many people are wondering if Kardashian could now be facing criminal charges for distributing these illicit images to his massive audience of over 8.9 million Instagram followers. In the state of California, Revenge Porn is considered a criminal act, a misdemeanor punishable by up to […]