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Author Archives: Joseph Montrone

FLORIDA DUI PENALTIES AND SENTENCING

If you are arrested for a DUI in the state of Florida, you are facing a serious criminal charge. If convicted of a Florida DUI, your sentence will include numerous conditions such as a fine, jail, driver’s license suspension, impoundment of your car, an ignition interlock device, and probation. DUI convictions can carry serious consequences… Read More »

Criminal Pre-Filing Decision: Don’t Miss Your Window of Opportunity!

An arrest for a crime is just that – an arrest. It’s not a conviction. It means that the arresting officer is of the opinion that there is probable cause to arrest you for the charge. That is not to say that it is an insignificant event. It is significant and important. An arrest is… Read More »

SECTION 2(f): SOLICITING A PROSTITUE IN FLORIDA WILL GET YOU MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR

Within the last few years, the Florida Legislature has significantly increased the penalties for those charged with the crime of soliciting a prostitute under Florida Statute Section 796.07. As a criminal defense attorney, when I get a call from someone faced with this charge, the first thing I do is look to see if they… Read More »