What is Expungement and Record Sealing?

A criminal record can follow a person for an entire lifetime, affecting his or her ability to find a job, continue with education, or even sign a lease. Even if a criminal case does not result in a conviction, a record of an arrest and a criminal prosecution remains. It is possible for a person…

Is It Legal When Websites Publish Your Mugshot?

If you meet someone new—a potential employee, babysitter, neighbor, or date—and you want to learn more about the person, what do you do? If you are like many Americans, you turn on the computer and type the name into your favorite search engine. If that person has ever been arrested, a booking photo or mugshot…

The real Marijuana vs. The Synthetic

According to a police report, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Brian Mills’ vehicle “due to items hanging from the interior rearview mirror, obstructing the driver’s view, and for suspected illegal tint on the side window.” A U.S. Border Patrol agent was also on scene and his dog “alerted” them to “possible drugs.” While…

Florida is Number 1 in Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction is a major issue in the U.S., with prescription opiate addiction being one of the biggest drug problems today. Opiate medications are surprisingly easy to obtain. In fact, an estimated 210 million prescriptions for opiates were dispensed in 2010 alone. Medical experts say prescription opiate abusers are far more likely to develop an…

Florida Law Changes by Attorney Carlos Gonzalez

The Florida Legislature is having quite a busy year and because of this Governor Rick Scott signed more than 100 bills into law from the 2018 legislative session, several of which took effect on July 1, 2018. Here are some of the new laws that can potentially affect most of us.   Controlled Substances This bill…

Know When to Hire a DUI Attorney

By definition, a lawyer is a licensed and well-educated professional whose job is to defend his or her client’s interest to the best of his or her abilities in the courtroom. There are both bad and good lawyers and some go above and beyond for their clients and are considered the best of the best.…