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Getting a Record Expunged

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you’ve ever been convicted of a crime, you know that your criminal record follows you around and rears its ugly head in any number of circumstances.  The pesky background check that so many organizations perform can reveal things about your past that no longer reflect who you are today. A criminal record can… Read More »

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Probation Violation Concerns?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you are on probation, there are a number of expectations you must meet in order to stay out of jail.  Failure to meet those expectations can cost you time, money, and peace of mind.  If you‘ve had trouble adhering to the probationary rules and need help avoiding long-term consequences, the aid of a… Read More »

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Holiday DUI got you Facing Jail Time?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

The many opportunities for holiday gatherings often lead to increased alcohol consumption, and that, in turn, can lead to some pretty dumb decisions.  One of the most costly choices you can make is to get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol.  In the event you’ve picked up a DUI after a holiday… Read More »

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Voyeurism: What is it, and What are the Legal Penalties?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Voyeurism has become a significant issue these days, potentially because modern technology enables the illegal activity. Peeping Toms are no longer just lurking in bushes and behind fence posts; nowadays hidden cameras might be concealed in all sorts of places that one would never expect. If you have been charged with the crime of… Read More »

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It’s a DUI, Even if you’re Driving a Lawn Mower!

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

When Haines City police officers heard a loud commotion outside of a local business, they hurried outside to see what was going on.  There they discovered that Gary Wayne Anderson had inadvertently struck their police cruiser while riding his lawnmower.  That’s right:  the 68-year old had been on his riding lawn mower, towing a… Read More »

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Understanding Your Miranda Rights

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you’ve been arrested, you need to know that it is your right—and the smart thing to do—to keep mum, quiet, or shush (that means shut your mouth) until you have an attorney by your side. In fact, if law enforcement intends to interrogate you, whether or not they intend to arrest you—you must… Read More »

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Can DNA Evidence be Trusted?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

When a defendant’s guilt or innocence is in the balance, it is often DNA evidence that clinches a final verdict.  But the fact of the matter is, juries can be fooled by what is presented as irrefutable evidence.  An experienced criminal attorney knows how to challenge such evidence when it, in isolation, might otherwise… Read More »

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Obstruction of Justice

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you have been charged with obstructing justice, you are facing some serious charges.  In addition to the penalties associated with any underlying charges, significant consequences may be in store for charges of obstruction.  An experienced criminal attorney can guide you through your defense of these charges. What Constitutes Obstruction Any act that corruptly… Read More »

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Problems with Evidence and the Chain of Custody?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Let’s say you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime.  The prosecutor feels pretty confident about a conviction, based on forensic evidence.  Is there a possibility that the evidence may be tainted?  A proper examination of the chain of custody could be worth investigating. It is but one way cases can turn upside down… Read More »

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Florida’s Pretrial Release Option

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, there are several ways things could go from here.  You could be held in jail as you await your trial; you could be released on your own recognizance; you could post bail or bond to secure your release; or  you could participate in a… Read More »

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