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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.
If you have been arrested or been given a citation for reckless driving in Pinellas County, then you may already be aware that this is a serious charge that must be taken seriously.
St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney Sean McQuaid specializes in representing people charged with felony drug charges in Pinellas County, Florida.
If you have been arrested for domestic battery in Pinellas County, you most likely have been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim, have been forced to move out of your home, and even ordered to stay away from your children.
After being arrested for DUI, you will certainly have many questions about what next steps to take and your options.
If you are in a position where you are under investigation or have already been arrested for criminal mischief in Pinellas County, I am happy to speak to you about the situation. There are many ways to avoid convictions, jail, and repercussions to your record. I have had vast success in handling these types of cases before. Consultations are always free of charge, so there is no risk to reach out.
Concentrated marijuana, or THC oil, is still considered to be a felony possession of a controlled substance in Florida. At my law practice in St. Petersburg, I have witnessed an influx of THC oil cases over the last few years. Most of these cases involve young people who were unaware that marijuana oil is a serious crime. Likewise, most involve a single cartridge of THC oil and a vape pen. The fact that even a trace amount of THC oil left in the vape pen will result in a felony arrest demonstrates how far behind Florida’s marijuana laws are compared to the rest of the country.
Misdemeanor domestic battery charges the most common charges we see for first-time offenders. With the appropriate steps toward rectifying the situation, we are often successful in getting the charges dismissed. If you have been arrested for domestic battery or any other domestic related charge, you should speak to a domestic batter lawyer immediately. Domestic charges are heavily reliant on the victim and the showing of remorse. If you have implemented a sound defense strategy, your goal will be to get leniency. The faster you start addressing the charges, the better your chances at getting a favorable resolution.
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.
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