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Month: September 2019

What Are the Shoplifting Laws in Florida?

If you were recently arrested for shoplifting in Florida, you’re probably wondering about the applicable laws. Florida does not have a specific law about shoplifting. Instead, Florida’s shoplifting offenses are prosecuted under Florida’s theft law, which is covered under Section 812.014 of the Florida Statutes. Under Florida law, you commit the offense of “theft” when you knowingly obtain or use, or seek to obtain or use…

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Can Anyone Enroll in the Back on Track Program?

Every state handles driving under the influence (DUI) differently. In some states, a first-time DUI defendant may be able to get away with probation, while in other states, a jail sentence after a first DUI is almost guaranteed, even if it’s short. Sometimes, the legal alternatives vary from county to county. For instance, here in Miami-Dade County, we have the Back on Track Program for…

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What Drugs Can Get Me Busted for DUI in Florida?

In Florida, the state’s driving under the influence (DUI) law can be found under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes. Under Florida law, a person is guilty of DUI when they are driving or are in actual physical control of a vehicle within Florida and they are under the influence of alcohol, any chemical substance in Sec. 877.111, or any…

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