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Working with a Theft Defense lawyer in Pinellas County is extremely important if you want to avoid jail time, probation and costly fines.
To get a medical marijuana card in Pinellas County, Florida, you must get a diagnosis from a qualified physician.
We urge you to follow the advice of our criminal defense attorneys to help minimize the consequences of a DUI mistake in Pinellas County
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, is pleased to announce its recognition for professional excellence by Best Lawyers in the 2024 Best Law Firms Awards.
Many people are surprised to learn that DUI laws for E-Scooters in Pinellas County are the same as those for a regular motor vehicle.
Getting convicted of a DUI as a Commercial Driver in Florida can see you face fines, jail time and your future employment chances destroyed.
If you’ve been arrested in Pinellas County, the steps you take next will have a significant impact on your future. You need to be aware of your rights.
Determining how long your DUI case in Pinellas County will take is affected by the severity of your charges. Here is an overview of how long a case takes:
After an arrest in Florida, you don’t automatically get a court date. This gives you a chance to get the case dropped if you move quickly. Most people do not understand that you should not wait for a court date. Be proactive! After the arrest, there is a process. The case gets assigned to a prosecutor. The prosecutor investigates the case and makes a decision on whether to file a charge. Once the charge is filed, the clerk of court will send you a court date. It is during the prosecutor’s investigation stage that your attorney can reach out and influence the case. In most cases, a criminal defense lawyer can do more during this stage than at any other point in the case. If you want to have the charge dropped or knocked down, your best chance is to hire a lawyer BEFORE you get a court date. You Don’t Want to Get a Court Date! You don’t want a court date because that means that a prosecutor has already reviewed the file and has decided that he/she can prove the case [...]
Our Pinellas County public intoxication lawyers can fight fast on your behalf, to clear your name. We welcome you to a free consultation today.
This article will discuss what you need to do in order to have the CAM (continuous alcohol monitors) or GPS (global positions systems) ankle monitor removed.
If you were arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Pinellas County, it must have met the regulations for the stops in order to be legal.
Medical marijuana is legal when prescribed in Florida, but you must have a medical marijuana card on you when in possession of or using the medicine.
St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorneys Win the 2023 Tampa Bay Times’ Best of the Best Defense Law Award
The St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorneys division of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. have been recognized by the Tampa Bay Times 2023 Best of the Best People’s Choice Award for “Best Criminal Defense Law” in Tampa Bay.
In Florida, law enforcement can only lawfully stop you while driving a vehicle, if they have reasonable suspicion or probable cause of a crime.
On July 1st, permitless carry (or concealed carry) will become legal in Florida under House Bill (HB) 543. Here’s what the law does and does NOT do:
If you've been arrested in Florida, then your out-of-state driver's license could be suspended or revoked even before a conviction.
We are pleased to announce that Sean McQuaid, president of the firm, has been recognized by 2023 Florida Trend/Legal Elite’s Notable Managing Partners List.
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. announces six of their lawyers have been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers 2023 list.
We urge you to contact our DUI defense lawyers for swift action, whether it's clearing your name, reducing your penalties or saving your license.
As of July 1st 2023, concealed carry of a firearm without a permit will become legal in the state of Florida.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department will be out in force during this year's Memorial Day weekend, making the chance of getting stopped for a DUI higher.
Preparing for a DUI arraignment can get your DUI defense off on the right foot and help you avoid life-changing mistakes.
Knowing these top 10 Florida DUI myths may allow you to realize that you can challenge the arrest, or avoid making a costly and life-changing mistake.
If you've been arrested in Pinellas County, then deciding between using a Pinellas County private defense attorney or a public defender may be on your mind.
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