It depends on the type of job you are applying for. Some jobs such as home health, nursing or other jobs in the medical profession will not allow you to work with pending drug charges. You may not be able to obtain a job that requires a professional license. If you have a job as […]
Can you get a job with a misdemeanor?
It depends. Most employers will not hold a misdemeanor charge against you. However, as the job market gets more competitive more employers are taking criminal records into account. It is becoming more common for an employer to refuse to hire a person if they are convicted of certain types of misdemeanors such as petit theft […]
Can you get a job if you have been arrested?
Possibly. It depends on what type of work it is and what you have been arrested for. If you have been arrested, a potential employer will think about the following: 1- What have you been arrested for? Was it for a violent crime? If so an employer may not want to risk a lawsuit for […]
Can you get a job with a felony on your record?
Felony convictions have a large impact on your life. There are several civil rights that you lose, and in some cases you are forced to register with the local sheriff’s office for the rest of your life. But the worst impact is on your ability to keep a job. Many companies will conduct a background […]
What is a misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by less than one year in prison. If jail time is ordered in a misdemeanor case it is served in the county jail rather than a state prison. Most DUI cases are misdemeanors. Other misdemeanors are crimes such as trespass, possession of paraphernalia and most petit theft […]
What is a Felony?
A felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison. Most of the time felonies are serious crimes such as murder, rape and burglary. But sometimes three or more convictions of a “simple” or “stupid” crime, like petit theft, driving on a suspended license or a DUI charge can be […]
How to choose a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Being arrested for a criminal offense can be overwhelming. It can be incredibly embarrassing and can cause stress in many areas of your life. When looking for an attorney to represent you, consider the following: 1. Do I feel comfortable talking to this attorney? As mentioned before, arrests can be embarrassing. There is a lot […]
Types of Offenses
Hi, I’m Steve Higgins, a criminal defense attorney here in Hillsborough County located in Tampa. I want to talk to you today about the different classifications of crimes or offenses. There is two broad categories, that being misdemeanor and felony. And then with each one of those, they are broken down even further. With respect […]
Getting Bailed Out Of Pinellas County Jail Just Got A Little Easier
The Pinellas County jail now takes credit cards. If you were arrested in Pinellas County you can post bail of $750 or less on a credit card.
Two Interesting Stories From Gainesville Involving Marijuana Possession, DUI And Nitrous Oxide
If you are traveling with a small amount of marijuana and get stopped coming into Florida should that be a felony? This pair of teenagers had less than 20 grams of marijuana but are now facing two felony charges.
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