Is there a difference between pleading “no contest” and “guilty”?

Many of us have heard the phrase “no contest,” which means “I do not wish to contend,” on television or perhaps during a trip to the Pensacola courthouse, but what exactly does that mean, and what is the distinction between a plea of no contest and a plea of guilty in Florida? Sometimes there is […]

Disorderly Conduct

Any action that causes a disturbance in a shared public area is considered disorderly conduct. Offenses involving disorderly conduct include actions like making an excessive amount of noise, drunk behavior, and fighting in the street. In Florida, disorderly conduct has the following definitions: – Actions that are ‘of a nature to corrupt public morals’ – […]