Peterford Law, Criminal Defense Attorney for DUI & Felony Charges in Palm Beach County

Understanding Florida's New Bail Bond Procedures

Posted on Mar 14th 2024

As of January 1, 2024, Florida has implemented updates to its pretrial release and bond schedule laws as outlined in Section 903.011 of the Florida Statutes. These changes are intended to bolster fairness, consistency, and community safety while upholding the rights of defendants awaiting trial​. Given these changes, individuals facing pretrial detention issues might consider consulting a criminal offense lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL to understand their rights and options under the new law.

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Cocaine Possession vs Trafficking: Understanding the Difference

Posted on Feb 13th 2024

Facing drug charges of any kind can be stressful and scary. One significant reason for this stress is the multitude of unknowns: are you facing a felony or a misdemeanor? What are the possible penalties for these charges? What are the differences between possession and trafficking? Gaining a deeper understanding of cocaine possession vs trafficking charges and the penalties associated with these charges can help you determine your next steps with more confidence.

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What Qualifies as Domestic Violence?

Posted on Feb 8th 2024

Domestic violence is a serious crime in the eyes of the law, carrying severe penalties for those convicted. For those facing allegations of domestic violence, navigating the legal complexities can be daunting. As an expert DV lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL, Peterford Law provides not just legal representation but also clarity on the definition of domestic violence and its implications for your case.

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Can You Get a DUI in Florida if You're Not Driving?

Posted on Jan 15th 2024

Understanding Florida's driving under the influence (DUI) law is crucial for anyone who consumes alcohol and has access to a vehicle. A common misconception is that one must be actively operating a vehicle to be charged with a DUI. However, it is important to note that in Palm Beach County, you can still face a DUI charge even if you are not driving.

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Is It Possible to Beat a DUI Case in Palm Beach County, FL?

Posted on Nov 1st 2023

Penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) offenses in Florida can be severe, reflecting the state's commitment to addressing impaired driving. When facing DUI charges in Palm Beach County, it's common to feel overwhelmed and believe that conviction is inevitable. This is where the invaluable assistance of a knowledgeable DUI lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL comes into play.

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What You Need to Know About Probation in Palm Beach County

Posted on Aug 23rd 2023

Probation is a common sentencing option in the Palm Beach County justice system. If you’re confused about probation or facing probation violation charges, it is vital to be well-informed about the laws and possible consequences. Call a defense attorney such as Peterford Law as soon as possible.

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Understanding DUI Laws in Palm Beach County

Posted on Aug 23rd 2023

Operating with a thorough understanding of Palm Beach County DUI laws is crucial if you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence. Learn about critical laws and possible penalties for DUIs in Palm Beach County.

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What You Need to Know About Florida's New Concealed Carry Law

Posted on Jul 18th 2023

Recently, the concealed carry law in Florida changed, and residents and non-residents of the state are no longer required to have a concealed carry permit in order to have a concealed weapon. However, residents and non-residents still must be able to follow the rules of appropriate concealed carrying and be qualified to do so. Learn everything you need to know with Peterford Law.

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What Qualifies as a Violent Crime?

Posted on Jul 12th 2023

What is considered a violent crime? Experts at Peterford Law help you better understand what they are, and what you should do if you or someone you know has committed or been the victim of a violent crime.

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