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  • 03 Aug, 2017

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Jacksonville Traffic Defense Blog, Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    Forgot to Pay Your Ticket, Now What?

    TICKETS! WE ALL GET THEM. WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU GET RESULTS. Two things are certain: 1) Getting pulled over sucks, and 2) Time flies. Oftentimes so much unhappiness follows your traffic stop that you balled that ticket up and threw it in the back seat or maybe out the window. And now that 30 day period to pay the ticket or hire an attorney to take care of it passed. Now the clerk of court in the county where you got the ticket assessed you a “late fee” of $23 dollars or $30 dollars or however many dollars they...
  • 19 May, 2017

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    Watch What You Post on Social Media.

    As of 2016, Facebook has almost 2 billion users and twitter has almost 150 million. That is an extremely large number of people posting a lot of information that literally anyone can see. If you are one of those people, you really need to think carefully about what you post and what it portrays. 91% of adults say they use social media daily and depending upon what is being said, it’s possible the things you say, videos you post, and even pictures you tag whether public or private can prove to be a legal liability. Although social media may seem...
  • 11 May, 2017

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    What is Criminal Law?

    What is Criminal Law? The primary purpose of criminal laws are to maintain order and to protect individuals and property. Designed to regulate social conduct and prevent threats, harm, and any other form of danger to the property, health or safety of the people. Criminal laws are enforced by police, prosecutors, and the judicial process. Do all crimes fall under the category of criminal law? Yes. Criminal law violations are the failure to abide by criminal laws. However, not every law violation is criminal. For instance, most traffic tickets are violations of non-criminal statutes. Criminal laws are typically contained within...
  • 30 Dec, 2015

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog, Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    I failed to appear in court, now what?

    You got a routine traffic ticket. Marked on your calendar the date it has to be paid and went on about your business. Even though you have every intention of taking care of it on time, suddenly the due date has come and gone. Worse yet, the ticket gets misplaced and you don’t know what to do. You are otherwise obliviously unaware of the process currently underway to suspend your license and result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest! All the while, the entire incident has completely slipped your mind. That is, until you receive a letter...
  • 16 Dec, 2015

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    Choosing the right DUI Attorney in Jacksonville Florida

    The most important decision you can make is choosing the right attorney to defend your Florida DUI. This is truly the most critical decision you will make. For most people, this is the first time they will ever have had to hire a criminal defense attorney, so naturally, there will be some apprehension. As you wade through the multitude of available options, it can become overwhelming. It is important that you direct your focus to three key areas of experience when choosing your attorney. First, your attorney’s knowledge and skill in the field of DUI defense. When interviewing attorneys, it’s...

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