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Understanding Florida Fake ID Laws: Consequences and Legalities

A stressed person faces fake ID charges, representing the crucial need to understand Florida's fake ID laws.

Facing the law with a fake ID in Florida? The state’s Florida fake ID laws are tough, imposing severe penalties for those caught with counterfeit identification. These can range from third-degree felony charges to fines up to $5,000, including potential incarceration. This article outlines Florida’s enforcement of fake ID laws, the penalties incurred, and how…
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Defensive Force Decoded: Navigating Your Rights Under the Stand Your Ground Law

A gun and a gavel rest side by side on a desk, symbolizing the complex interplay of self-defense and legal judgment under Florida's Stand Your Ground Law

“Stand Your Ground” in Florida: Know Your Rights, Protect Yourself The words “Stand Your Ground” can spark heated debate. But whether you agree with the law or not, if you live in Florida, it’s a reality you can’t ignore. Understanding how this law works could mean the difference between freedom and prison time – for…
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Recreational Marijuana in Florida: What’s Next? Meltzer & Bell, P.A. Weighs In

The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Florida continues to spark debate, raising questions about the impact on our state’s criminal justice system. Recently, WPTV explored this issue in-depth, including insights from Meltzer & Bell criminal defense attorney, Ari Goldberg. With our experience defending Florida residents facing marijuana-related charges, we offer our perspective on this…
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Essential Strategies on How to Get Child Neglect Charges Dropped

A sad child sits alone on a playground swing, representing the gravity of responsibility and the crucial need for a skilled lawyer to get child neglect charges dropped.

Are you trying to learn how to get child neglect charges dropped? The key to a positive outcome lies in precise legal actions and experienced counsel. This guide offers actionable insights into building a defense that could lead to having charges dismissed, ensuring you understand the journey ahead without unnecessary complexity or jargon. Key Takeaways…
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Meltzer & Bell P.A. Wins the 2017 Law Firm 500 Award

Law Firm 500 is organization that celebrates the fastest growing law firms in the United States. The year 2017 marks the second annual Law Firm 500 Conference and Gala, where Law Firm 500 celebrated the fastest growing law firms in the country. The law firms were evaluated and ranked in order based on gross revenues…
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Polk County Sheriff Threatens to Jail Evacuees with Warrants

On August 26, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring a tropical wave over the western coast of Africa that moved off the coast of the continent and organized significantly over the next few days. The NHC classified the disturbance as Tropical Storm Irma on August 30 before Irma strengthened to a Category…
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  • Law Firm 500 Fastest Growing Law Firms In the U.S - 2017 Honoree
    Meltzer & Bell, P.A. was an honaree for the Fastest Growing Law Firm In the U.S. award in 2017.
  • National College for DUI Defense
    The NCDD is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about drunk driving law and related issues.
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense lawyers
    BACDL's mission is to assist, support, and strengthen the Broward County criminal defense practitioner in the zealous defense of individuals and their Constitutional rights.
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Promoting excellence and integrity in the practice of criminal law.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    NACDL is an American criminal defense organization. Members include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, judges and more.
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
    NORML is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, DC whose aim is to achieve the legalization of non-medical marijuana in the United States.
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
    The DDLA was founded on principles of democracy, transparency, and freedom of speech. We provide support, resources and education to the top DUI attorneys nationwide.
  • Better Business Bureau
    The BBB, founded in 1912, is a private, nonprofit organization whose self-described mission is to focus on advancing marketplace trust.
  • Law Firm 500 Fastest Growing Law Firms In the U.S - 2017 Honoree
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
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