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Monthly Archives: November 2021

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When Can A Judge Order Pretrial Detention Of A Criminal Suspect?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In most Florida non-capital criminal cases, a defendant is entitled to reasonable bail. State law, however, does make a number of exceptions. Some may surprise you. For example, a person charged with DUI manslaughter–drunk driving that results in death–can be ordered held pending trial under certain circumstances. Specifically, Florida law states that pretrial detention… Read More »

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When Is Expert Testimony Inadmissible In A Criminal Trial?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Expert witnesses provide context and analysis for jurors who are presumed to lack specialized knowledge in certain areas. Both the prosecution and the defendant may call expert witnesses in support of their case. But the judge has the final say on whether such witnesses are actually permitted to testify. Under a rule known as… Read More »

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How Statutory Rape Laws Work In Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Let’s consider the following hypothetical situation. David is a 25-year-old graduate student. He goes to a local bar one night to enjoy a few drinks with his friends. While at the bar looking to get another beer, he meets a young woman named Irene. She’s sitting by herself and sipping a drink. David decides… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Bench And Jury Trial In A Florida Criminal Case?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

You likely already know that when you are charged with a serious crime in Florida, you have the right to a trial by jury. But can you waive that right? What happens if you want the judge to decide your case without a jury? And is there any reason you should want to do… Read More »

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