Today's question comes from Fort Myers. The question is: "I was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. It wasn't mine but it was found in my car. Should I just plead guilty or no contest?" The answer is NO! The first court date for many arrested people after they get out of jail is going to be their "arraignment," which is when they are informed of the charges and they enter a plea. When you go to an arraignment, the only thing you should plead to the judge is NOT GUI
Today's question comes from someone in Jacksonville. They say they were arrested for a third degree felony 31 weeks ago but they haven't been brought to trial. Can they get their charges dismissed? The right to a speedy trial is governed in Florida by Rule 3.191 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. Subsection (a) states: "Except as otherwise provided by this rule, and subject to the limitations imposed under subdivisions (e) and (f), every person charged with a crime shall be
Today I am answering the following question from a juvenile in Tallahassee, Florida. She says: "I'm being charged with grand theft in the 3rd degree from Walmart for $311 worth of food items. Its supposedly seen on camera. This is first offense. What is the most likely outcome?" The shortest answer is, "it depends!" Every case is unique and will depend on the specific evidence and facts of the case. In general, most prosecutors in Florida may offer some kind of Pre-Trial Dive
There are so many wonderful words of wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr. One of my favorite quotes (there are so many to choose just one) is: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" There are so many ways in which we can help others. Many people feel like they can't because they don't know how. The truth is that there are things we have the power to make better every day. Every time you interact with another person you can try a littl
As we start 2019, it's a time for change and new beginnings. The Trabin Law Firm is proud to announce it's move to a new location. This new location will help us better serve our clients and provides more opportunity for growth. Please be sure to come visit us at our new office location: 260 Maitland Avenue Suite #200 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Our phone, fax, and email are all the same. Trabin Law wishes everyone a happy and prosperous new year filled with justice!