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12/29/13: Criminal Charges in Fort Myers, Naples and Port Charlotte

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime in Fort Myers, Naples, or Port Charlotte it is incredibly important to be educated about that crime.

While the old adage that only a fool has himself for a lawyer is certainly true, beyond hiring a Fort Myers Criminal Defense Lawyer it is also important to understand the basic elements of the crime for which you are charged. In that spirit it may be helpful to click on the link next to whatever charge it is that you are interested in learning about so you can read for yourself exactly how the Florida Legislature has defined that charge. Call Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 if you have any questions about any the the following charges:

Aggravated Assault:  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=784.021&URL=0700-0799/0784/Sections/0784.021.html

Animal Cruelty: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0828/Sections/0828.12.html

Armed Robbery: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0812/Sections/0812.13.html

Assault: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0784/Sections/0784.011.html

Battery: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0784/Sections/0784.03.html

Burglary: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0810/Sections/0810.02.html

Carjacking: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=812.133&URL=0800-0899/0812/Sections/0812.133.html

Check Fraud: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=831.02&URL=0800-0899/0831/Sections/0831.02.html

Child Abuse: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0827/Sections/0827.03.html

Child Pornography: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0847/Sections/0847.0137.html

Dealing in Stolen Property: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=812.019&URL=0800-0899/0812/Sections/0812.019.html

Disorderly Conduct: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0877/Sections/0877.03.html

Disorderly Intoxication: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0856/Sections/0856.011.htm

Driving with a Suspended License: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0322/Sections/0322.34.html

DUI: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=dui&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.193.html

Drug Possession: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0893/Sections/0893.13.html

Drug Sale: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0893/Sections/0893.13.html

Drug Trafficking: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=893.135&URL=0800-0899/0893/Sections/0893.135.html

Fraud: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=817.02&URL=0800-0899/0817/Sections/0817.02.html

Grand Theft: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0812/Sections/0812.014.html

Insurance Fraud: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=817.234&URL=0800-0899/0817/Sections/0817.234.html

Manslaughter: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=782.07&URL=0700-0799/0782/Sections/0782.07.html

Money Laundering: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=896.101&URL=0800-0899/0896/Sections/0896.101.html

Murder: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=782.04&URL=0700-0799/0782/Sections/0782.04.html

Open House Party: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=856.015&URL=0800-0899/0856/Sections/0856.015.html

Open Container: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=open+container&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.1936.html

Petit Theft: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=open+container&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.1936.html

Prostitution: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=prostitution&URL=0700-0799/0796/Sections/0796.07.html

Reckless Driving: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.192.html

Resisting Officer With Violence: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=843.01&URL=0800-0899/0843/Sections/0843.01.html

Resisting Officer Without Violence: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=843.02&URL=0800-0899/0843/Sections/0843.02.html

Robbery: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=robbery&URL=0800-0899/0812/Sections/0812.13.html

Selling Alcohol to a Minor: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=562.11&URL=0500-0599/0562/Sections/0562.11.html

Sexual Battery: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=sexual+battery&URL=0700-0799/0794/Sections/0794.011.html

Solicitation of a Minor: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0847/Sections/0847.0135.html

Stalking: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=stalking&URL=0700-0799/0784/Sections/0784.048.html

Transmission of Obscene Material to a Minor: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0847/Sections/0847.0138.html

Voyeurism: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=voyeurism&URL=0800-0899/0810/Sections/0810.14.html