Is Doing Dui School an Admission of Guilt? Can It Be Used against You?

As a DUI defense attorney in Florida, I am constantly asked if doing DUI school is an admission of guilt. The short answer is no.

Getting a Criminal Defense Attorney to Handle Your Case

Getting a criminal defense attorney to handle your case may be the difference between a hopeful future and one with a criminal record.

Guide to Pinellas County Violations of Probation (VOP)

Violations of probation are controlled by Florida Statute Chapter 948. A violation of probation occurs when a defendant is alleged to have substantially and willfully violated the terms of his or her probation.

Guide to Pinellas County Obstruction and Resisting Arrest Charges

Law enforcement officers in Pinellas County love to pile on charges for resisting arrest and / or obstruction of justice.

Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best Winner for Best Attorney/Law Firm

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is proud to announce that it won the gold for “Best Attorney/Law Firm” from The Tampa Bay Times for 2019! The Best of the Best Awards was created by The Tampa Bay Times to recognize businesses that had supportive clients and customers in the community. The Firm is proud to have received this award, grateful to its clients, and is committed to continuing its service to its clients and the community.

Sean McQuaid Begins His Term as President-Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association

On June 6, 2019 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Sean McQuaid was sworn in as President-Elect of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He will begin his term as President in June, 2020. Mr. McQuaid takes over as President-Elect after serving four years on the Executive Committee. The St. Petersburg Bar Association is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,200 lawyers and judges in the area. The mission of the St. Petersburg Bar Association is to serve the legal community, to strengthen the noble calling of the practice of law, and to foster excellence in the profession.

Common Myths About Domestic Battery

Domestic battery charges in Pinellas County are very common but often misunderstood. Domestic battery arrests happen to both men and women across all economic and social backgrounds. They usually involve people who have never had contact with law enforcement before and have no idea what to expect. In Pinellas County, all misdemeanor domestic battery charges are heard in Division R located in Courtroom 19 on the 3rd floor of the Pinellas County Justice Center. All domestic related felony charges are spread among the felony divisions located on the 4th floor of the Pinellas County Justice Center. Unlike other types of charges, there is common confusion about how the process works, the penalties and the consequences of the domestic battery.