What is a Downward Departure?
When you go through the legal process and are found guilty of a crime, the law requires that you receive a sentence. The sentence may include various components such as jail time, fines, community service, and probation. The judge has the ability to depart from the applicable sentencing guidelines and order a sentence that is lower. That lower sentence is called a downward departure. A downward departure may be applicable to some types of crimes when there are mitigating factors involved. How do Florida Judges Determine Sentences? Florida utilizes a computerized formula that calculates a score for your particular crime. The Florida Department of Corrections Criminal Punishment Code (CPC) assigns a level and numerical value to a particular crime. The CPC applies to all felonies except capital felonies. When you are convicted of a crime, you will have a number assigned. The numerical value provides the judge with.
Can I Fight Suspension of My Driver’s License for DUI?
If you were charged with DUI, there are several consequences that you will face. The first thing that happens is that the arresting police officer will immediately suspend your driving privileges. The officer will suspend your driver’s license if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher or if you refuse to take a breath test. You will receive a temporary driving permit that is valid for a period of 10 days. You will also receive a notice of suspension of your license. Request a Hearing The suspension of your driver’s license is separate from the charges of DUI. You have only 10 days to request a formal or informal review with Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). The 10 days start immediately upon the issuance of the suspension notice. If you fail to request a review within 10 days, you will not be able to.
Do We Need a Prenup or a Postnup?
Couples who are preparing to get married are likely in a happy place and do not want to think about any problems that could arise in the future. For this reason, people often do not get a prenuptial agreement. For many, the thought of bringing up a prenup can be challenging and therefore, the vast majority of couples do not create prenuptial agreements, even when they should. A prenuptial agreement does not mean that you think the relationship will fail. Instead, it provides protection and guidance for both parties in case of a problem. A prenup is like an insurance policy for marriages. You hope you do not have to use it, but it will be helpful if you do. What is the Purpose of a Prenup? A prenup is an agreement between parties that provides for how the various settlement terms of a divorce will be handled..