A Message From The Law Office of Edward J. Kone, P.A.

We hope that everyone is doing well during this difficult Coronavirus situation. We are praying for a prompt end to this virus and for things to get back to normal. We Americans are strong, optimistic and full of life and we will not let this get us down. There is no reason to be depressed or panicked - think positive because according to the Torah, our minds influence our realities.

Please be aware that our office has been open and will continue to be open barring any unforeseen circumstances. We are here from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday - Friday and I can always be reached on my cell phone after hours and on weekends. My cell phone number is 561-212-2968. We are at full capacity and are ready and willing to deal with any legal needs that you might have.

Thank you and G-d bless.

Common Criminal Terms

Statute of Limitations - a limit on the time in which the State can bring charges following the occurrence of an alleged crime.

No File - State dismisses the case prior to filing an Information

Nolle Prosse - State dismisses the case at any time after the filing of an Information

Speedy trial - the right of a citizen to be brought to Trial within a certain period of time following an arrest or the filing of an Information

Felonies = 175 days
Misdemeanors = 90 days

No Contest Plea - a formal declaration by the accused that he will not contest or defend a pending criminal charge and authorizing the Court to enter a judgment and sentence. Such a plea can be entered and presented to the Judge as part of a negotiated plea with the State or can be presented to the Judge without the blessing of the State.

Withheld Adjudication - a criminal sentence imposed by a Judge that does not involve a conviction but still involves punishment.

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