In Florida, the State enhance penalties and charging levels (misdemeanor vs. felony) for repeat offenses. Even petty shoplifting can be upgraded to a felony if you are a repeat offender. One of the most common felony charges we see is driving with a suspended license, which is charged as a felony after numerous prior convictions.
Other repeat offenses include “habitual” offenders. These may include habitual felony offenders or habitual traffic offenders. Being labeled by the State or courts as a habitual offender carries severe penalties and even more severe downstream consequences.
If you or someone you know is facing charges which may result in habitualization, or who has already been habitualized, contact our office today. With over 34 years of criminal defense experience, Murphy & Downs Law Offices is equipped to vigorously fight habitual charges.
When you are charged with a crime, you want an AGGRESSIVE criminal defense attorney that will fight for your rights.
BUI is also similar to DUI in that it is an “enhanced” offense. This means although a first offense is a second-degree misdemeanor, with each subsequent arrest the penalties become more severe.
These agreements are not just for the rich or business owners. They are also not just for people who think that their marriage or relationship will not stand the test of time. They are for couples, whether or not contemplating marriage, who want to create a blueprint for their finances.
Guardian Advocate is a simplified guardianship procedure in Florida available specifically for adult persons with developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Celebral Pasy, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Aspergers.
If you have a disabled relative or close friend, there is some important information you should have regarding special needs trusts (SNT).