Violent crimes in Florida typically include assault, battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and homicide (as well as other variations of those offenses). There are enhanced penalties for each offense, depending on the circumstances (for instance, whether or not a weapon was used). Although these offenses are serious, there are defenses available.
Our firm has successfully used both self-defense and Florida’s Stand Your Ground statutes to defend our clients. Stand your ground is actually a bundle of rights created by the Florida Legislature. Essentially, if you are in a place you have a legal right to be and you have a reasonable fear that you are about to suffer death or serious bodily harm, you have a right to defend yourself. If certain criteria is met, you are immune from arrest, prosecution, and civil liability. Stand Your Ground does not only apply to the use of a firearm or deadly force.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime, contact our office today. With over 34 years of criminal defense experience, Murphy & Downs Law Offices is equipped to vigorously fight any and all violent crime 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).