What Happens at First Appearances?

If someone you know is arrested and is not eligible for a standard bond, they will be required to spend the night in jail and appear before a Judge or Magistrate for “first appearances”.  Typically held in the morning on weekends and holidays, and early...

What if I receive a Notice to Appear?

If you are issued a Notice to Appear by Law Enforcement, you are being charged with a misdemeanor crime.  Depending on the charge, you can face up to 60 days or a year in jail, in addition to probation and fines.  You must hire counsel or appear in person in court on...

Is it legal to keep queen conch shells?

If you are lucky enough to be born in Key West, Florida, you are considered a “Conch” (pronounced “konk”) or a native to this beautiful island.  At one time, the blue waters of the Florida Keys were littered with the queen conch (Strombus gigas).   Over-harvesting in...

What should I think about when considering a divorce?

Is your marriage is over? Not many people recite their vows in front of friends and family expecting their marriage will end in divorce.  Over the many years of marriage, events can create conflict that is sometimes too much for spouses to resolve.  Our office advises...

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