The Marital Privilege

If you are charged with a criminal offense and expect to go to trial, you may ask if your spouse can be forced to testify against you. Florida law provides for communications between married couples to be privileged. This means that one spouse cannot be forced to testify against the other unless certain exceptions are … Read more

What is a Motion to Dismiss?

A Motion to Dismiss is a formal request to the court asking it to stop the prosecution and dismiss the charges against the defendant. The Jacksonville criminal defense attorney who files the motion must include all the relevant facts of the case. According to the rules for Florida Criminal Procedure, the Defendant  must swear the facts … Read more