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There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the laws concerning self defense.  Also referred to as “Stand Your Ground,” self defense laws can vary from state to state.

Even if you have not been involved in a case of self defense, it is important to understand the laws because you never know when God forbid, you may find yourself in a position of having to defend yourself and or someone else.

If you are in the need of counsel, contact us at The Hoffman Firm for a FREE consultation with one of our experienced South Florida Defense Attorneys. We can help you understand your rights, call now! (305) 249-0090

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Are you concerned that you may have an outstanding arrest warrant that has been issued against you?  Maybe it’s something that you’ve never even thought of, but believe it or not, a lot of people have outstanding warrant(s) and don’t even know it.

Most often it’s for something as simple as unpaid parking tickets or bounced checks that have never been taken care of.  Most people don’t think about it but you can be arrested for outstanding bounced checks and parking tickets as well as other minor legal violations.

Think of how frightening it would be to get stopped for a traffic violation and after the officer runs your license, they discover that you have an outstanding warrant and they arrest you on the spot!  This has happened to a lot of people for things as simple as those listed above.  Sometimes people may even have their children in the car with them and be arrested in front of them.

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When arrested for Drug Possession in the state of Florida you will more than likely get put into the drug court system. The nation’s first drug court was established in 1989 in Miami-Dade County by Chief Judge Gerald Wetherington, Judge Herbert Klein, then State Attorney Janet Reno and Public Defender Bennett Brummer.  Drug Court was designed with the purpose to include drug treatment into the criminal system for people that are believed to be getting into legal trouble due to drug abuse problems. Drug courts combine mandatory substance abuse treatment, sanctions and incentives, and focused judicial supervision to break the cycle of drug addiction and associated crime. Miami Criminal Attorney Evan A. Hoffman is well versed in all procedures in drug possession arrests and drug court procedures.

Florida Statutes have authorized two types of “drug courts” The First type is PTI or Pre-Trial Intervention Programs and the second type is Probationary Programs. Since the first drug court there have been major expansions and we now have misdemeanor drug court, felony drug court, juvenile delinquency, and dependency divisions. There are over 106 different drug courts in the Florida State Court System.

According to Florida Statutes some of the consequences that can be included in sentencing for someone in drug court are as follows:

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The 4th Amendment: Protecting Your Privacy

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads as follows:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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Have you been arrested? Have you missed a court date and now have a warrant? Have you violated your probation or community control? Worried about losing your license due to traffic violations?

If you are in any of these situations or you need help with any criminal legal situation help is just a phone call away.

Get a FREE consultation from West Palm Beach Criminal Attorney EVAN A. HOFFMAN, in the Law Office of The Hoffman Firm. Here at The Hoffman Firm we believe that our knowledge and experience are your best defense. Facing criminal charges can be daunting and over-whelming; you do not have to face the judicial system alone. Call us for a free consultation and let us review the case information with you so that you can rest assured knowing our team here at The Hoffman Firm are on your side. We will be with you every step of the way making sure you do not face this alone. West Palm Beach Criminal Attorney Evan A. Hoffman has the knowledge of the criminal judicial system that you need and getting you a favorable outcome is his top priority.

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