Criminal Defense

What Are My Rights When Getting Pulled Over? Getting pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop is almost inevitable on the roads of St. Petersburg. While most of these stops will be a minor annoyance, some may get out of hand. If you feel that you have been mistreated during a traffic stop it may be time to get into contact with a criminal law firm. Before getting pulled over, however, it is important that you are aware of your rights in the event of a traffic stop. Listed below are your rights when being pulled over. Remember, if you feel that your rights have been violated, contact a St. Petersburg criminal law firm as soon as possible.…
White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer Scott Flint, P.A. is an aggressive and experienced Clearwater white collar crime defense lawyer who will use his decades’ of experience to build you the best defense possible for your case. Florida is one of the most top-ranked states in the country for white collar crimes. Because business and government officials, often of high status, are among the most often accused of such crimes, reputation becomes a strong factor in their defense. High status professionals are sometimes targeted, and just the accusation or implication alone can lead to severe consequences that not only damage their personal and professional reputation, but also impact their opportunities for future employment, often hindering their livelihood as well. If you…
Who Can Commit Insurance Fraud? Insurance fraud is a serious matter, and many people in St. Petersburg worry about it affecting them. Both providers and policyholders are capable of cheating the system, and misunderstandings can lead to false accusations. Agents and adjusters that work for coverage providers are also capable of legal deception, so it’s important to be aware of this issue in order to stay protected. Insurance Providers Insurance companies are responsible for making sure their clients receive all the benefits they are due. Sometimes providers knowingly deny their benefactors the benefits to which they are entitled. Most often the motivation behind this is monetary gain, but improving financial figures can also be tempting. Other providers, like medical or…
What Are White Collar Crimes? Did you know that approximately one in four households experienced at least one form of white collar crime in 2010? These offenses are business- or occupational-related non-violent misdemeanors committed in the pursuit of financial gain. Fraud, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, forgery, extortion, blackmail, and more are all violations that fall into this category. Even in St. Petersburg, these breaches happen and it is important to know they can occur anywhere and can affect nearly anyone. Who Does It Affect? Modern technology has only made these misconducts harder to detect. Scammers in St. Petersburg create new schemes every day, and many white collar crimes are undefined thanks to different business conducts. Although it is non-violent, this crime…
As a St. Petersburg fraud attorney, Scott Flint has helped countless residents who have been accused of credit card fraud. Many people are under the impression that this accusation can only be used when the accused has stolen someone’s card information and used it, but it can be applied to many different situations. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you will know exactly what to expect, as well as feel confident that your rights are being protected. Types of Fraud When it comes to credit card fraud, there are two main types: “Card present” occurs when the accused had physical access to the credit card. This can occur when the card is lost; however, it is not uncommon for…
If for any reason you find yourself in need of hiring a fraud defense lawyer, don’t hesitate and call Flint Law of St. Petersburg for reliable service. If you have been charged or are under suspicion that you will be charged with health, online, or identify deception you need to start working on preserving your rights in order to end with the best outcome possible. What to Consider Before Hiring Going through a process such as this can be stressful, but finding the right person to help you through it can really make a difference. Take some things into consideration before making any decisions: Find out how long the person you’re considering as your fraud defense lawyer has been providing…
What to Expect From First DUI While operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all 50 states, the consequences in each state vary. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Clearwater, it is important that you understand Florida’s DUI penalties, particularly if this is your first offense. Your best course of action is to hire a local attorney in order to fully understand what to expect and what your rights are under these circumstances. Did You Follow the Implied Consent Law? If you received your license in Clearwater, you agreed to what the state of Florida calls the Implied Consent Law, which states that if you are asked by…
Have You Been Accused Of Fraud? Whether you are under investigation or have been formally charged with fraud, it is important that you hire a fraud attorney in Clearwater as soon as possible. Depending on what you have been accused of, credit misuse, identity theft, or insurance misrepresentation, you could be charged in either criminal or civil court at either the state or federal level. If found guilty, it is treated as a felony with jail time, fines, or probation; in some cases, you can face multiple penalties. What Strategies Can Your Fraud Attorney Use? Although each case is different, there are a number of strategies in which a Clearwater area fraud attorney can help you get through it: Strategy…
What Is Medicaid Fraud? Fraud against a federal or state health care program occurs when a provider seeks financial reimbursement from the program by submitting false claims for payment. If you suspect you are being investigated of any act under federal or state law related to Medicaid in the Clearwater area, Flint Law has the experience and skills you want in a Medicaid fraud lawyer. The Medicaid program is often taken advantage of because they, essentially, use the honor system for billing. These are some of the most common forms of deception or misrepresentation that may be grounds for hiring an attorney: Billing for services or supplies that were never provided Being billed twice for the same service or supply Billing for a…
When Is It Time to Hire a Criminal Law Firm? If you think you’re being investigated or have been charged with a crime in St. Petersburg, it is time to look into a criminal law firm in order to hire a professional defense lawyer. The sooner you start looking for the right attorney the sooner you can start working on your defense. These are some of the many offenses that require the use of an experienced attorney: DUIs Credit card, insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, welfare, or security fraud White Collar crimes Assault or battery Violations of probation Firearm offenses Criminal mischief Drug crimes/trafficking Cyber crime If you have been charged with any of the above crimes in St. Petersburg you are going…
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