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Payment Plans in Criminal Defense Cases vs Limited Representation: Examples

DUI: the pretrial fee is lowered and in return, there will be no in-person court or motions to suppress blood, breath, or urine tests to be filed unless there is additional payment. Limited consultations may also be part of the formula. Domestic Violence: the client wants a bond motion filed to get the defendant out of jail and to change the “no contact” provision to “no violent contact” but no further representation because “he/she won’t show” but resides in the local area. This case is not suited for limited representation, but why? (This is one of the most common phone… Read More

The Pandemic’s Impact On Your Criminal Defense Case: Part 2

“When can I meet you in person?” Every criminal defense lawyer struggles with this question for many reasons. First, we have always done in-person consultations. Personally, I never did a telephone consultation until after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Second, people want attention and empathy when discussing a legal matter of great personal importance. Third, there is the matter of confidentiality. An attorney-client meeting needs to be in a safe and secure communications environment. A jail Securus tablet meeting does not meet these needs as long as facilities fail to provide a private and quiet setting. Then there is the issue… Read More

The Pandemic’s Impact on Your Criminal Defense Case: Part 1 (December 2020)

Florida’s local bar associations are a key information source during the pandemic. As we end 2020 and head into 2021, here is an example of how the court system is keeping prosecutors and defense lawyers informed about ever-changing courtroom protocols: “A Message from the Honorable William F. Stone Please see Judge Stone’s Felony Court dates for the remainder of the year: November 30, 2020 – Felony VOP Docket, Non-Incarcerated (AM), Incarcerated (PM) December 1, 2020 – Felony Pretrial Conferences, Non-Incarcerated (All Day) December 2, 2020 – Felony Pretrial Conferences, Non-Incarcerated (AM), Incarcerated (PM) December 4, 2020 – Felony Pretrial Conferences,… Read More

Introducing Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Sherry I. Jones

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. Good morning and welcome to a very special edition of Florida Criminal Law TV online. Today, I will be interviewing a longtime friend and respected colleague, Florida criminal defense attorney Sherry I. Jones. Sherry, good morning and welcome to the program! Attorney Jones: You and I have joined our firms together by co-founding Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group, PLLC. In your own words, what would… Read More

If You Can’t Afford A Criminal Defense Attorney, Ask For Jail Or Prison Time

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are a dime a dozen. The problem is, they are often so hungry and desperate for business that they cut corners without disclosing that their reduced fees and budget friendly payment plan cases exclude much of the work a criminal defendant might need in order to have charges reduced, dismissed or even have a more favorable sentencing. As the economy gets… Read More

FSS 777 Principal Accessory Solicitation Attempt And Entrapment

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. Good morning and welcome to Florida Criminal Law TV’s special look at the Florida statutes. I’m your host, criminal defense attorney Stephen G. Cobb. Today, we are going to look at Florida statute 777 which covers four very important areas of law every criminal defense lawyer should know. First, there is the law of Principals under Florida statute section 777.011. A Principal is anyone person… Read More

FSS 776: Justifiable Use Of Force

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. Welcome back to Florida criminal law, your place to learn about Florida’s criminal statutes, case law and latest news. Sherry and I were just going through Florida statute 775 and we could do an entire week long series on this odd statue but we just don’t have the time. So, Sherry, if you would, please release on over and to justifiable use of force. SIJ:… Read More

Ocean City Criminal Defense Attorney

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. Recently, a friend of mine asked why there are so many lawyers in the little tiny town of Ocean City, Florida. The answer is very simple: the new Fort Walton Beach courthouse annex is located on Lewis Turner Blvd., – right in the middle of the Ocean City/Wright area. Ocean City, Florida, is one of those small, suburban, municipalities you can easily missed while driving… Read More

Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. When you have a quarter of a century defending people in criminal cases, you have a reservoir of experience that never leaves you at the mercy of someone’s crackpot theory of the day. So, it is with great amusement mixed with head shaking sadness that I share with you something I learned recently about Internet searches for criminal defense lawyers. When someone is looking for… Read More

Do Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group Criminal Defense Attorneys Have A Lot Of Legal Experience?

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments. The criminal defense attorneys at Florida Criminal Defense Legal Group absolutely have a lot of legal experience. In fact, it is absolutely required that any lawyer who works on our criminal cases has a minimum of ten years of experience in criminal law. We give priority to people who have never been a former prosecutor. Many people have probably seen advertisements or blog posts on… Read More