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July 2013 Archives

Assault and Battery - Very Different Meanings in Florida Criminal Law

Words mean things.  In Florida criminal law the words "assault" and "battery" have completely different meanings. Both are criminal. Many times, in movies or television, the word assault and the words "assault and battery" are used to describe what is actually a battery in Florida. In essence, an assault is a credible threat and a battery is an unlicensed touching.

Violation of driver's license restrictions - Employment or Business purposes

Driving in violation of a driver license restriction can be a criminal offense in Florida. A violation of a work purposes only license or a violation of any license restricted due to a DUI conviction will result in criminal charges. Not all violations of driver license restrictions are crimes but all cases do have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Drug Paraphernalia

Effective today, July 1, 2013 is a new law on drug paraphernalia. Typically a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia accompanies a charge of possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or prescription drugs. This new law criminalizes the retail sale of drug paraphernalia.

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