The US Senate Thursday (March 11, 2010) voted to reduce the cocaine-crack ratio from it’s current 100:1 to 20:1. Under the old ratio, 5g of crack would be equivalent to 500g of cocaine (half a kilo) for sentencing purposes, resulting in a 5 year minimum mandatory sentence. The new ratio guideline would score 5g of crack as only 100g of cocaine.
After you have resolved your DUI case in court, and want to obtain your hardship license from DHSMV, you are now required to present a CERTIFIED COPYof the disposition. This document can only be obtained from the traffic clerk. DHSMV will no longer accept the abstract given to you in court. Call with any questions.
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Whether you or a loved one has been arrested or is under investigation, your selection of a lawyer can make a significant difference in your future.
The Board Certification Program sponsored by The Florida Bar assists prospective clients in evaluating the competency and experience of lawyers they are seeking in a particular area of law. A “Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer” or Criminal Law Specialist is a lawyer recognized for having the experience, expertise and positive review by her colleagues and judges to be labeled an Expert.
Like searching for a physician who is Board Certified in his/her speciality, why would you select a lawyer without first considering the Experts in that field? When your freedom, reputation and future are at stake because of a criminal charge or investigation against you, choose a recognized expert in Criminal Law and select a Florida Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Lori D. Palmieri at PalmieriLaw is one of those recognized Criminal Law Experts. Ms. Palmieri practices in both State and Federal Court in the Middle District of Florida. With 19 years of trial experience on both sides of the aisle of the courtroom, let her guide you through this difficult time. Next time you go to court, be sure to bring an Expert with you.