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  • 10 Oct. 2016

    Do I Have a Right to Refuse a DUI Test in Florida?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    Do you have a right to refuse a test for DUI if the officer asks you? The short answer is technically yes, but refusal may not be in your best interests. Here’s why: Florida is an implied consent state, which means that drivers are automatically assumed to give their consent for blood, breath, or urine tests for DUI. If a driver is lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to ...
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  • 5 Sep. 2016

    Drug Crimes & Penalties in Florida

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    Drug laws in Florida are some of the strictest in the nation. Drug possession, or possession of unlawful chemicals that are used to manufacture drugs, is a criminal offense that requires serious legal representation. If you have been accused of a drug crime in Florida, it is urgent that you get in touch with a Tampa criminal defense lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law. Illicit ...
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  • 15 Aug. 2016

    Larceny in Florida: Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    What is Larceny? Larceny is a word used to describe a theft crime. In Florida, there are several different classifications of theft crimes that each have different penalties. It is important to know these distinctions so that you can be aware of what you are facing and how your attorney can defend you against the allegations you face. In Florida, theft is defined as knowingly obtaining or using, ...
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  • 3 Aug. 2016

    What Are My Miranda Rights?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    When police make an arrest, they are required to recite your Miranda Rights. Regardless of whether or not you have ever been arrested, you are likely familiar with these or some slight variation of these words: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present ...
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  • 16 May. 2016

    What is Prescription Drug Fraud?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    Prescription drugs are only legal when an individual has been given a prescription by their physician or other licensed medical professional, and only in the amount designated in the prescription. Distributing and abusing prescription drugs for which you do not have a prescription is a crime in Florida, and is harshly punished with incarceration, fines reaching thousands of dollars, and more. ...
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  • 22 Mar. 2016

    What's the Difference Between Robbery & Burglary?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    The terms robbery and burglary are often confused by those who have little knowledge of the criminal justice system. While they deal with similar crimes, there are significant differences between the two from a criminal justice point of view. Both robbery and burglary are forms of property crimes, but they have key differences. Robbery involves trying to take something from someone using force, ...
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