Farkas & Crowley Site Header Logo

Analyzing the Impact of Florida’s 10-20-Life Law on Weapon-Related Felonies

Guns, ammunition and shackle placed in a dark table for the 10-20-Life Concept

Committing a crime is one thing, but committing a crime with the addition of a firearm elevates it to a new level. Even just the possession of any firearm can lead to a mandatory 10-year minimum sentencing for a first offense. The penalties increase for discharging the weapon increase to 20 years, and harming or […]

What Is Florida’s 10/20/Life Statute?

Jacqueline Crowley, a partner in the law practice of Farkas & Crowley of West Palm Beach, Florida, explains Florida’s concept of 10/20/Life statute, addressing the inclusion of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  Both attorneys, Adam Farkas and Jacqueline Crowley have experience and strong legal backgrounds. Together they serve their clients, and as […]

Defensive Strategies in High-Profile Murder Trials

high profile murder arrest trial in west palm beach Florida

It’s the most serious felony a person can be charged with and includes the harshest penalties of any crime in the Sunshine State. Your freedom—and possibly your life—is at stake if you are convicted. Legal representation is vital from the very beginning of a murder trial case. A murder case also draws attention, either to […]

Understanding Drug Possession Laws in Florida: What Constitutes a Violation?

drug possession and arrest

Despite the legalization of cannabis in other states, marijuana is still illegal here. Drug possession of marijuana—or any number of controlled substances—is against Florida law. Possession ranges from a first-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree felony with fines and jail time. Even a small amount can mean a mandatory prison term. It’s important to work with […]

The Role of a Defense Attorney in Restorative Justice in Florida

role of defense lawyer in restorative justice

One of the byproducts of the criminal justice system is the repeat defendant who continues to commit crimes after they are released from prison. With a program called Restorative Justice, recidivism and other issues can be mitigated by working with the defendant and the victim (or their family). The program offers some relief to the […]

From Arrest to Acquittal: Your West Palm Beach Defense Attorney 

west palm beach defense attorney arrest to acquittal

Facing criminal charges can bring overwhelming stress into your life. Convictions can lead to hefty fines, probation, revoked driving privileges, and potentially even imprisonment. The importance of your right to due process cannot be overstated, and at Farkas & Crowley, we review every criminal proceeding with a fine-toothed comb. If you’ve been charged with a […]

Defending Clients in the Sunshine State

defending clients in the sunshine state

Since 2010, Florida has experienced a population increase of over 3.4 million. In 2022 alone, the inbound migration came primarily from New York, California, and New Jersey. Every day, roughly 1200 people are moving into Florida from elsewhere. Many people find themselves unexpectedly arrested or otherwise involved in a criminal case. They may not even […]

WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT FLORIDA’S DRUG LAWS? (video)

Florida drug laws video

Jacqueline Crowley, a partner in the law practice of Farkas & Crowley of West Palm Beach, Florida, discusses Florida’s harsh drug laws, especially regarding drug trafficking. Both attorneys, Adam Farkas and Jacqueline Crowley, have experience and strong legal backgrounds. Together they serve their clients, and as Jacqueline says, you are getting two lawyers for the […]

WHAT DOES FARKAS & CROWLEY HAVE THAT OTHER FIRMS DON’T? (video)

Jacqueline Crowley, a partner in the law practice of Farkas & Crowley of West Palm Beach, Florida, reviews briefly in this video about how Farkas & Crowley is different from other law firms when dealing with sex crimes. Both attorneys, Adam Farkas and Jacqueline Crowley have experience and strong legal backgrounds. Together they serve their […]

Where Are West Palm Beach Criminal Cases Tried?

If you have an upcoming court date, you’ll need to know where your West Palm Beach case will be tried. There are two sets of courts, and which court you’ll visit depends on the type of criminal case. Circuit Criminal This court handles felony cases filed in Palm Beach County such as: Circuit Criminal Court […]