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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Interrog

Are You Required to Answer Questions From Law Enforcement?

By O'Mara Law Group |

When people are arrested for a crime, such as a DUI, they often hurt their case before it has even really begun. Police officers ask them questions and without realizing it, people answer them and incriminate themselves or provide answers that law enforcement will later take out of context and use against them. Individuals… Read More »

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Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer in Florida?

By O'Mara Law Group |

Many drivers are familiar with breathalyzers, even if they have never had to use one. When police officers pull someone over because they suspect the driver is impaired, they will ask the driver to blow into the device to get a reading of the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). If the reading is above… Read More »

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How the Coronavirus can Lead to Criminal Consequences

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The coronavirus is wreaking havoc all across the country, and Florida is facing its own crisis in the wake of the virus. As the state desperately tries to slow the spread, , some people do not seem to be getting the message. It is important that everyone follows the social distancing guidelines, as well… Read More »

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DefRights

Solutions to the Problem of Witness IDs

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When law enforcement is investigating a crime, it is not uncommon for them to use witness identification to find the offender. This is sometimes done through a photo lineup, or police lineup.. Now, many researchers have found that these witness IDs are not as effective as they were once.. While no one is suggesting… Read More »

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Four Important Facts About DUI Cases in Florida

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Cases involving a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) may seem fairly straightforward. A person is found operating a vehicle when they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level higher than 0.08 percent allowed and law enforcement charges them with a crime. However, there are many nuances to DUI cases in Florida and… Read More »

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Probation

Probation FAQs

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After a person is found guilty of a crime, the court may place them on probation. Although this is a better option than going to jail, probation is largely misunderstood in the state of Florida, and many people have questions about what it actually means. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions… Read More »

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FedCrime

Florida’s Law on Entrapment

By O'Mara Law Group |

Facing criminal charges after an arrest is bad enough. However, when a person is arrested because they were tricked or coerced into committing a crime, it is even worse. When the person tricking another into breaking the law is a police officer or other government authority, it is known as entrapmen. Entrapment is an… Read More »

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Stand

An Explanation of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

By O'Mara Law Group |

In early April 2020, the Fifth District Court of Appeals dismissed charges against a Port St. John man, John DeRossett, ruling that Mr. DeRossett did not commit a crime under Florida’s Stand your Ground Law. DeRossett was accused of shooting a deputy while three were on his property conducting a sting operation directed at… Read More »

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Texting and Driving Laws in Florida

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The law enforcement wing in Florida has taken a drastic and more radical step towards curbing the use of cell phones while driving. Effective October 1, 2019, law enforcement officials were legally allowed to pull drivers over for using phones at specific areas while driving. This included areas like a school zone or a… Read More »

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I Didn’t Know They Were a Fugitive. Can I Still Get in Trouble?

By O'Mara Law Group |

Your friend calls you and asks if they can stay at your place for a night or two. You don’t hesitate to tell them yes, but then the next day, the police swarm your property and draw guns as they search your home looking for your friend. You didn’t know that your friend was… Read More »

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