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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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What You Need to Know About Florida’s Domestic Violence Battery Statute

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

Even mere accusations of domestic violence can have a huge impact from the moment they are asserted, and a formal domestic violence charge can carry serious life-changing implications. There is no doubt that victims of domestic violence undergo tragedies that they have to recover from. However, people who are falsely accused of domestic violence… Read More »

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Theft in Florida and the Potential Consequences

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

From shoplifting to burglary, a charge of theft in Florida in any form can carry serious consequences including jail time, fines, and even long term implications you may never have thought of. Understanding these potential consequences of a charge for theft is important. The Tampa Bay Times has reported multiple examples of people who… Read More »

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When Can Police Search My Smartphone?

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

In this day and age, to say that cell phones are common is an understatement. According to the Pew Research Center, 95 percent of Americans now own a cell phone of some kind. And the number of Americans with smartphones has more than doubled since the Center’s initial survey in 2011 which identified just… Read More »

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Fighting an Indecent Exposure Charge

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

According to the Fort Myers News-Press, a Vermont couple was recently arrested for indecent exposure after allegedly having sex in front of other beachgoers in the water off Sanibel, Florida. In addition to being found partially nude, the couple reportedly acted aggressively toward Sanibel police officers. Indecent exposure is a serious charge that can… Read More »

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