In Florida, an Assault is a criminal offense described as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
Domestic Violence is any violent conduct against another when the victim of said violence is a family member or co-habitant of your residence. If charged with domestic violence, the defendant is often removed from the residence and issued a “stay away” order from the victim.
Possession of Drugs falls into two broad categories. Possession for personal use and Possession with Intent to Distribute. There is discretion that a law enforcement officer has regarding the determination that a person is in possession of drugs in an amount that is consistent with personal use.
DUI’s are complicated highly technical cases. There is no standard DUI, everyone is different and particular to the Defendant charged. For a DUI, the State of Florida must establish that a Defendant was: Operating a Motor Vehicle + While Under the Influence of Alcohol (Or Intoxicants) + To the Extent their normal faculties are impaired.
Children can and are charged with crimes from as young as 9 years old. While it is unfortunate that a criminal justice system for juveniles exists, including juvenile detention centers, there is a positive side to this area of criminal justice. Unlike adult criminal jurisprudence, the Florida Juvenile System was designed and was purposed for rehabilitation as opposed to mere punishment.
Took out a car for a test drive and attached the wrong tag (that’s a crime) forgot to reinstate your license because of a speeding ticket (that’s a crime), left the scene of the accident because you didn’t see any damage (that’s a crime) And a lot of people do not know that.
While on probation, a Defendant is subject to being sentenced. That is if you do not complete probation you can still be sentenced, to the maximum sentence. AS long as you keep your agreement and do not violate probation that will not happen.
Theft is the unlawful taking of another’s property with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive that person of said property and/or take that property and convert it to your own use. More simply, it is essentially taking what does not belong to you.