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Author Archives: Joseph Montrone

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into… Read More »


It’s that time of year again.  Young students and people from all across the country flock to Florida for Spring Break looking to have fun.  However things sometimes get out of hand and they get arrested or cited for a crime.  If you get arrested; don’t make the common mistakes which can impact you for… Read More »

Uninsured Motorist Insurance In Florida: Are You “Fully Covered?”

If I have heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times:  I am fully covered.  Fully covered means different things to different people.  In cases involving automobile accidents with personal injury, unless you carry uninsured motorist coverage, you are NOT fully covered.  In the State of Florida, regarding personal injury claims, drivers are only… Read More »

Florida’s Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Designation: Criminal Traffic Pleas Can Come Back to Haunt You

The Florida Statute Section 322.64 designates Habitual Traffic Offenders (HTO’s) as persons with specified convictions within a 5 year period.  Convictions for such offenses as involuntary manslaughter, DUI, Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in Death or Personal Injury, or any felony in the commission of which… 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 »

Non-Cooperative Victim in a Florida Domestic Violence Case

You’ve been arrested in Florida for domestic violence and the victim doesn’t want to prosecute.  The victim may have even filed a Request Not to Prosecute or stated so in open court.  Should you just assume that the charges are going to be dropped?  The short answer is no. Florida Law specifically states that domestic… Read More »


So you went out one night and had a few too many and you got arrested for DUI.  You sat in jail over night and finally bonded out or got ROR’d the next morning.  You may even have blown over the legal limit.  You feel bad physically from the arrest and spending the night in… Read More »

Domestic Battery in Florida: It’s Not Like Every Other Crime

DOMESTIC BATTERY IN FLORIDA: It’s Not Like Every Other Crime Hard Line Approach  As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I often receive calls from individuals who have either been arrested for domestic batter, or from the “victim” of domestic battery calling on behalf of the arrested person.  More often than not, if it is the “victim”… Read More »


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