Jacksonville Law Blog

3 things you should know about your Miranda rights

There are many federal protections that you can invoke when dealing with law enforcement. For example, the Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches, which means you could deny entry to your home if officers don't have a warrant for probable cause to...

2 ways police can do warrantless searches on cars

You may have been driving when police pulled you over and requested to investigate your car. Maybe it’s because you were driving someone who they suspected might be carrying drugs, or they believed they would find something incriminating. Whatever the case, you have a...

You have options to defend against assault charges

You might have been trying to defend yourself, or you may have made a mistake and thought someone entering your home was an intruder. Whatever the issue was, if you’ve been accused of assault, you deserve an opportunity to defend yourself and protect your good name....

Understanding what is (and isn’t) entrapment

When law enforcement agencies assign undercover officers or agents or others to investigate suspected criminal activity, they have to be careful that they don’t engage in entrapment. If they do, any criminal case against someone arrested and charged with a crime can...

How long can alcohol be detected in your system?

Do you know how long alcohol can be detected in your system? If not, the answer to how long certain tests can detect alcohol may surprise you.  You should understand that the amount of time alcohol can be detected in your system depends on your body, fat content, how...

What mitigating factors can help your DUI case?

If you are facing DUI charges, the sentence you will receive after a guilty verdict depends on the circumstances of your case. The courts will consider certain aspects of your DUI when deciding on the appropriate punishment. Some details of your case, known as...

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