Family & Criminal Law Blog

June 20, 2017
Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

New Law Allows For Individuals With Sealed Records To Have Mugshots Removed

Florida Governor Rick Scott just signed a bill on Friday that will allow individuals with sealed records to have their mugshot removed from websites without having to pay a fee. The bill takes effect on July 1, 2018. As a criminal defense attorney, I believe the legislature made the right decision by enacting this law. In fact, the legislature also allowed for a $1,000 per day penalty (that goes to the general revenue fund) for those websites who don’t comply with the new law. The process to have your mugshot removed from one these websites that typically charges a fee […]
June 16, 2017
Orlando Drug Crimes Lawyer

What Legalized Marijuana Means For Travel

On a recent trip to Denver, I stood in a long line waiting to get through security. I saw person after person put their carry-on through the x-ray machine and then walk through the full body scanner. What came to mind is the fact that the state Colorado had recently legalized recreational marijuana, yet no person that I saw was stopped for bringing marijuana through security. This made me think either people aren’t doing it, TSA doesn’t catch it or TSA doesn’t care. This was just my observation, so that’s when I began to do a little research on the topic.  […]
June 15, 2017

Florida Retirement System and Divorce

As a Former State Attorney, I was employed by the State of Florida. As someone who had a Florida Retirement System(FRS) plan, I know choosing between drop or the investment plans can be a big decision. But what happens to your retirement if you’re a state employee going through a divorce? Divorce For State Employees Your spouse will likely file what is called a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order). It’s an order by the court that recognizes spouses to receive all or part of your account. The general requirements for QDRO are that is must be signed by the court. […]
May 23, 2017
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Is “Stealthing” Currently a Crime in Florida?

Stealthing is loosely defined as the act of a man taking off the condom during sexual intercourse without the knowledge of the partner. Stealthing is a phenomenon that has recently hit the news cycle because of a study that looked its prevalence in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. An Appeals Court in Switzerland found it not be rape but defilement.  And Law makers in Wisconsin and California proposed legislation to make it a crime. But is it currently a crime in Florida? “Stealthing” As A Form Of Rape Rape is essentially the crime of sexual battery and defined as the penetration […]
May 7, 2017
Carfentanil Drug Trafficking

Carfentanil: Just Breathing It Could Kill You

What is Carfentanil? The newest drug on the street is Carfentanil. Carfentanil is an Opiod that is intended for use on Elephants. It is 10,000 times more potent than Morphine and 100 times  more potent than Fentanyl. Carfentanil is so deadly that first responders are having to take precautions in responding to overdoses to prevent them from inhaling it. Last week the Florida Legislature passed a bill that made Drug Trafficking in Fentanyl illegal. In that bill they included Carfentanil. Carfentanil is a derivative of Fentanyl. While Carfentanil is supposed to be difficult to obtain, it is currently coming in predominantly from China. Considerations […]