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Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Florida

June 13, 2021
When you’re accused of possession of a controlled substance, the charges you’re facing may be steep penalties for the charges. These penalties can impact your life for months or even years, making your recovery after a conviction more difficult.  The easiest way to avoid these penalties is to avoid a conviction. A Tampa drug lawyer from Hersem Law can help.…


Can a Lawyer Get a Bench Warrant Lifted?

May 8, 2021
When you're accused of a crime, from a traffic ticket to felony charges, you may have felt relieved to pay your bail bond and go home. That happiness may have been short-lived. You were issued a bench warrant, and now you face another embarrassing, scary arrest.  Continue reading to learn what is a bench warrant is, how do you get…


Can I Receive a Criminal Charge for Speeding?

April 17, 2021
When you’re pulled over for speeding, what you may expect is a lecture from the police officer about road safety and a speeding ticket. What you may get is a ride to the police station. You may have been arrested for criminal charges—but how does this happen if you were only speeding?  A criminal charge for speeding may sound unfair,…


Penalties for an Underage DUI in Florida

March 24, 2021
Drinking before you’re legally old enough is common for many college students and other young people. Maybe you only had one drink, or maybe you were just leaving a party after a night of fun with your friends. Now, you’ve been pulled over, and one fun night may have just turned into a months-long nightmare. When you’re accused of an…


What’s the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

February 16, 2021
When you’re accused of a crime, avoiding jail time is key to protecting your job, keeping your family stable, and avoiding some of the harsh penalties you may have faced otherwise. But you need to know what to ask for before you can resolve your case. So what’s the difference between probation and parole?  The names may sound familiar, and…