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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 […]

Your Rights as a Defendant in Florida

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“You have the right to remain silent.” We’ve heard this phrase in countless movies and TV shows. It’s a right every defendant has when they are arrested and involved in the criminal justice system. Immediately, a defendant has the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and the prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond all […]


  Transcript: “The more serious crimes are much more likely to end up resolving in a trial and that you will need a trial team and trial attorneys to handle those types of situations. Part of that is due to how harsh, for lack of a better word, Florida’s sentencing scheme is for certain types […]

RICO Law In The News

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The recent indictment in Georgia against former President Donald Trump—along with 18 others—follows his contest of the 2020 election results. This high-profile political case is based on the state RICO laws in Georgia. What Is RICO? The abbreviation RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations. The law was originally passed in 1970 to help […]


Jacqueline D. Crowley, Esq.

West Palm Beach lawyers Farkas & Crowley provide legal services across many areas of practice. Here we have Jacqueline Crowley highlighting the unique aspects of their firm. Contact the law firm of Farkas & Crowley 24/7 at 561-444-9529 or learn more from their website. The firm offers aggressive and skilled representation for individuals in three […]

Do I Have to Let the Police Search My Car?

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Police searches can be intimidating, and it’s important to know your rights in such situations. This article will review with you valuable information on whether you have to let the police search your car. We’ll explore the laws surrounding police searches in Florida and help you make an informed decision. Understanding your rights is crucial […]

Preventing Underage Drinking

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Underage drinking is a serious issue that continues to affect communities across Florida. With strict laws in place to combat this problem, it is important for both parents and young people to be aware of the laws and legal consequences if laws are violated. Five Ways to Prevent Teenage Drinking For more tips, visit Talk […]

Florida’s New Law on Permitless Carry

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state permitless carry law on April 3, 2023. The new law, which will take effect in the state starting July 1, 2023, allows a person to carry a concealed firearm without the necessity of a concealed carry permit. Floridians will no longer need to fulfill license requirements or take […]

What If I’m Convicted of a DUI in Florida

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Being convicted of DUI in Florida can involve a variety of severe consequences. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (HSMV) department, “Under Florida law, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or an unlawful blood alcohol or […]

What if I am Arrested as a Juvenile

Being arrested as a juvenile in the state of Florida is frightening for the child as well as their parents. Florida Statute 985.03 (7) defines a juvenile as: “Child” or “juvenile” or “youth” means any person under the age of 18 or any person who is alleged to have committed a violation of law occurring prior to […]