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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Understanding Your Right To Be Present At Your Own Criminal Trial

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees every person accused of a crime the right to a trial where they may confront the witnesses and evidence against them. This includes the defendant’s right to be present at every “critical stage” of the trial process, including sentencing following a conviction. Of course, a defendant… Read More »

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How The Hearsay Rule Applies To Expert Witnesses In Criminal Trials

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

As a general rule, hearsay is not admissible as evidence in a Florida criminal trial. The technical definition of hearsay is an “out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of whatever it asserts.” For instance, if a witness testifies that the defendant told them they had committed a robbery, that would be an admissible… Read More »

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What Is The Limit Of An Alimony Award In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The purpose of alimony is to help one ex-spouse maintain their prior standard of living. Alimony is therefore not awarded in every divorce case. It is only considered appropriate when there is a substantial financial disparity between the parties. Alimony helps to “level the playing field,” especially when one spouse has not worked for… Read More »

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