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 8, 2018
Orlando Student Conduct Hearings Lawyer

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 […]