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This article has been written as a guide for navigating the criminal justice system in St. Petersburg. It will address what you can expect regardless of whether your charge is a misdemeanor or a felony.
The law on self defense applies to both misdemeanors and felonies. It is considered to be an affirmative defense to the charge.
Clients ask me all the time whether they should hire a criminal defense lawyer in cases where the victim does not want to prosecute. The answer is that it depends on the situation, your criminal record, whether there are injuries, and whether there are witnesses.
We are pleased to announce that Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. has been awarded Best of the Best Attorney/Law Firm by the Tampa Bay Times for 2020!
The last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought big changes for criminal defense attorneys in St Petersburg and all throughout Pinellas County, Florida.
The way that leaving the scene of an accident charges are being handled in Pinellas County, Florida has changed over the last few years.
5 Attorneys from Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. Recognized as Florida Super Lawyers for 2020
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. announces that five of its attorneys have been named as Florida Super Lawyers for 2020.
We are proud to announce that on May 27, 2020, Sean McQuaid was sworn in as the 96th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.
This article is dedicated to setting forth a road map to help people fix warrants in Pinellas County and help them get their full rights back.
Anyone who comes into contact with the police where a gun is allegedly involved is getting a Risk Protection Order (RPO) filed against him or her.
In Pinellas County, Florida, aggravated battery is a serious crime and is defined as the intentional touching of another with the intent to cause great bodily harm or to use a deadly weapon.
What Is the Difference Between Domestic Assault, Domestic Battery, and Domestic Violence in Pinellas County?
This article will cover all the differences between domestic violence, domestic assault, and domestic battery.
This article provides information to those who are either under investigation or have been arrested for aggravated assault in Pinellas County.
At St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney Sean McQuaid, I specialize in representing people charged with misdemeanors in Pinellas County.
We specialize in representing defendants either charged or under investigation for a first-time criminal offense in Pinellas County, Florida.
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.
Driving while your license is suspended or revoked (DWLSR) charges are by far the most common cases in Pinellas County.
Pinellas County is one of the strictest jurisdictions in the State of Florida when it comes to prosecutions of concealed firearms and concealed weapons charges.
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. celebrated a great 2019 with its annual holiday party at Rococo Steak in St. Petersburg. We wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!
I have successfully handled countless cases for leaving the scene of an accident and I am confident that I can help with yours.
Sean McQuaid has been elected as Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.’s new President effective January 1, 2020.
The vast majority of all failures to appear in court (FTAs) are from people with little to no prior criminal history.
Burglary with battery charges or burg/batt are some of the most overcharged and misused charges used by law enforcement in Pinellas County.
Law enforcement officers in Pinellas County love to pile on charges for resisting arrest and / or obstruction of justice.
There will be changes to how THC products and hemp cases will be handled as Florida law evolves relating to marijuana.
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