Month: January 2022

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Motion to Suppress

A Motion to Suppress is a legal challenge to the constitutionality of police action. When police violate a suspect’s constitutional rights, any evidence they gather because of that violation will, if the defense does its job well, be excluded from evidence at trial. There are many reasons to file a Motion to Suppress, such as …

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Professional Consequences of DUI Teachers

Not only does a DUI conviction result in harsh criminal penalties, but it also may result in negative consequences to one’s professional license.  Depending on that individual’s profession, a conviction could result in the licensing body suspending, or even terminating, his or her professional license. The State requires practitioners in many fields, such as medical professionals, …

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Professional Consequences of DUI Medical Professionals

Not only does a DUI conviction result in harsh criminal penalties, but it also may result in negative consequences to one’s professional license.  Depending on that individual’s profession, a conviction could result in the licensing body suspending, or even terminating, his or her professional license. The State requires practitioners in many fields, such as medical professionals, …

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Professional Consequences of DUI

Not only does a DUI conviction result in harsh criminal penalties, but it also may result in negative consequences to one’s professional license.  Depending on that individual’s profession, a conviction could result in the licensing body suspending, or even terminating, his or her professional license. The State requires practitioners in many fields, such as medical professionals, …

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Professional Consequences of Drug Charges

Not only does a drug crime conviction result in harsh criminal penalties, but it also may result in negative consequences to one’s professional license.  Depending on that individual’s profession, a conviction could result in the licensing body suspending, or even terminating, his or her professional license. The State requires practitioners in many fields, such as medical …

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Professional Consequences of DUI Lawyers

Not only does a DUI conviction result in harsh criminal penalties but it also may result in negative consequences to one’s professional license.  Depending on that individual’s profession, a conviction could result in the licensing body suspending, or even terminating, his or her professional license. The State requires practitioners in many fields, such as medical professionals, lawyers …

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Impaired Practitioner Program

The Impaired Practitioner program is a program under the purview of Florida’s Florida Department of Health designed to address “Professional Impairment” of practitioners in the care industry. What is Professional Impairment? Professional Impairment is the condition of being unable to preform one’s professional duties and responsibilities in a reasonable manner and consistent with professional standards. It often …

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1st DUI Offender Program – Palm Beach County

Someone charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Palm Beach County for the first time may be eligible for the First Time DUI Offender Program. If eligible and admitted to this Program, the defendant agrees to complete four preconditions within two months of his or her arraignment. After completion of these preconditions, the prosecutor …

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Misdemeanor Diversion Program – Broward

Broward County Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP)The Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Florida (Broward County) offers some defendants accused of committing a misdemeanor its Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP). The program affords first time offenders an opportunity to immediately accept responsibility for their action and divert their cases from the criminal …

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Collateral Consequences

After a criminal conviction, Florida law applies additional penalties beyond incarceration, probation, fines, costs and restitution. ProfessionalsA criminal conviction can, for instance, negatively impact people applying for a professional license and those already licenses, such as a doctor, nurse, teacher or lawyer. Many licensing bodies, such as the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing, require individuals …

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Collateral Consequences