Blog Posts in 2014

Inchoate (Incomplete) Crimes: Attempt, Solicitation & Conspiracy

Attempt, Solicitation, and Conspiracy are often referred to as Inchoate crimes ("inchoate" is another word for "incomplete"). In Florida, and in most jurisdictions throughout the ...
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St. Petersburg Criminal and DUI Attorney Donald J. Kilfin Identified as One of the Top DUI Attorneys in Florida by the NAFDD

S t. Petersburg area criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin, of The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C., became a memb er of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), an organization that awards the ...
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This Is Entrapment!! (Right??)

I am often told by prospective clients that they were entrapped because an undercover law enforcement officer never advised them that he or she was in fact a law enforcement officer at the time the ...
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What is the Statute of Limitations Anyway?

The statute of limitations acts as a bar on the prosecution of criminal offenses, where prosecution is not commenced within a certain period of time. As a general principle, the clock begins to tick ...
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They Never Read Me My Rights - Can My Charge Be Dismissed?

The title of this article is a verbatim recitation of what I often hear from a potential client. Before discussing the remedies for a Miranda rights violation, I will first outline what they are and ...
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Do I Need a St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney?

When I speak to a potential criminal client, either on the phone or in my office, I am sometimes asked "Do I need an attorney"? My response is almost always the same: unless you have a law ...
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