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Category: Firm News

Florida Law Updates 2019: How to Remove a Mugshot from an Online Database

Posted in Criminal Defense,Firm News,In the News on December 20, 2018

When someone is arrested in Florida, the mugshot taken at the police station can haunt them for the rest of their lives, even if they are never charged or convicted. Many professional organizations, educational institutions, and employers may turn someone away just because of a mugshot. A new bill signed by Governor Scott should make… read more

Can brain damage be repaired?

Posted in Criminal Defense,FAQ,Firm News on December 29, 2017

When dealing with brain damage from a brain injury, the road to recovery can be long, it can be arduous, it can be different for every individual, and really can be quite costly. There’s no saying at the onset of the injury or at the time of diagnosis just what the brain will need to… read more

What is murder in the second degree?

Posted in Criminal Defense,FAQ,Firm News on December 29, 2017

When the state of Florida brings murder charges, they can bring it as a first, second, or third-degree crime. If you commit murder in the first degree, it means that you’ve killed someone intentionally, and you had thought about or planned it beforehand. It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. Murder in the second degree basically means… read more

What Is Lumbar Radiculopathy?

Posted in Firm News on December 22, 2017

When you think of lumbar radiculopathy, you’re really thinking of two issues. The first issue is the discomfort someone feels traveling down from their hip into their leg and foot, which most often manifests as tingling, numbness, and deep pain. The second issue is the underlying cause of the discomfort, which is, in fact, an injury… read more

What is murder in the first degree?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Firm News on December 22, 2017

Accusing someone of murder in the first degree, otherwise known as capital murder, is the most serious type of felony crime the state can possibly charge you with. A first-degree murder means that someone died as the result of a homicide, which the state believes was not accidental. What separates first-degree murder from other charges… read more

How accurate is a breathalyzer test?

Posted in Firm News on December 18, 2017

Driving under the influence, also known as DUI, is an offense that is most commonly supported by the results of a blood alcohol test or a breath alcohol sample. Most people refer to the instrument that measures breath alcohol levels as a Breathalyzer. However, what most people do not know is that the Breathalyzer is… read more

What can cause brain damage?

Posted in Firm News on December 15, 2017

A variety of things can lead to brain damage. What we commonly see in our practice and the case that come into our office is really two main causes: there is a lack of oxygen to the brain, called brain hypoxia, or there is a traumatic brain injury, which typically results from some form of… read more

How long is a DUI on my record?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on December 8, 2017

That’s a complex question because there are a lot of things that could happen, but you really have to be smart about it, and your lawyer really has to know what they’re doing to get you the best result. The short answer is that a DUI conviction, in the state of Florida, will remain on… read more

What is erb’s palsy?

Posted in Firm News,Personal Injury on December 8, 2017

Erb’s palsy is something you see a lot of times in a difficult birth where a child or a newborn has developed a paralysis of the arm. There’s injury to the nerves that are related to that arm and specifically the nerves that are in the cervical spine of the child. This kind of injury… read more

Can vacuum delivery cause brain damage?

Posted in FAQ,Firm News,Personal Injury on December 1, 2017

In the delivery process of a child, there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of different people that are interacting with the labor process. You have the primary care physician, the OB-GYN, you have nurses, you have various medical professionals from the hospital. This makes a chaotic situation even more confusing, considering… read more