Fort Myers/Naples Criminal Defense Attorney Do you REALLY have the right to remain silent? In a recent supreme court decision (Salinas v. Texas, 133 S. Ct. 2174) a defendant without being placed in custody or receiving Miranda warnings, voluntarily answered some of a police officer’s questions about a murder, but fell silent when asked whether ballistics testing would…

Juvenile Attorney in Fort Myers/Naples According to Florida Criminal Punishment Code 921.002, the primary goal of sentencing in a criminal case is to punish the criminal defendant.  However, in Lee and Collier counties, Florida juveniles are treated differently.  According to Florida Statute Section 985.02, the main purpose of the juvenile justice system is to protect the community. …

Fort Myers/Naples DUI criminal defense lawyers In Florida, the penalties for DUI can be harsh and the judge must impose certain minimum penalties and must adjudicate the driver guilty unless a skillful attorney can negotiate a plea to reckless driving or some other offense. The Law Office of Guichard St. Surin in Fort Myers can help you fight…

Self-Defense – Non-Deadly Force Florida Statute Section 776.012: “A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force…” The first portion of Florida Statute Section 776.012 addresses…

There are many opinions out there about the Death Penalty; those that are absolutely opposed to, those that are mostly in favor of, and many who fall somewhere in between. But, what about the next most severe punishment someone can receive as a criminal sentence – life in prison without the possibility of parole? The Florida…

Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorney There are numerous consequences that can follow when a person receives a criminal conviction. One of these collateral consequences is the potential deportation or removal of a “qualifying” individual. Much of the deportation consequences contained in the United States Code Annotated centers around the classification of a person as a…

Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Myers There are multiple ways to get your driver’s license suspended, but there is one result that carries a severe punishment for Florida drivers. This is the dreaded “HTO” status, or being labled a Habitual Traffic Offender. One of the ways a person can become a Habitual Traffic Offender, is…

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