Monday, July 2, 2018

I Do Not Accept That!

In life sometimes, we are handed decisions with which we do not agree.  That can happen in family or criminal court.  So, what can you do about it if you live on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida?  The appellate process very simply allows you to have your case reviewed by a higher court because you and your attorney believe there was an impropriety in the first trial.

If you appeal a Florida family or criminal court decision what can you expect?  An appellate judge does not hear new evidence or any additional testimony.  They do consider the original trial court record.  It all hinges upon the written brief that these judges receive.  Your fate will be determined by that and the judge’s interpretation of said!

Florida appellate attorneys Nat Kidder & Bill Bennett have more than 25 years of experience each in drafting thoughtful and persuasive appeals and arguing our clients’ positions before criminal, civil and family law courts.  In Pinellas County and the surrounding area count on the expertise of Kidder & Bennett.  Call (727) 821-8000 for an appointment at their St. Petersburg office located at 275 - 96th. Ave. North.

Friday, June 29, 2018

4th of July in Tampa

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Make your plans for the 4th of July!

"Independence Day, commonly referred to as Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We celebrate July 4th in Tampa Florida with fireworks, parades, backyard BBQ, fairs, baseball games, shopping for great deals, or enjoying a nice evening out with friends and family."


Friday, June 15, 2018

Abuse of the Young and Old.

Anyone that has been accused of abusing a child or a senior citizen is wrapped in a terrible stigma.  The alleged abuse may not even be true.  Cases such as these can turn into witch hunts as prosecutors take a vigorous approach in pursuing the alleged perpetrator.  Just being accused of child abuse is devastating enough.

The result of a conviction is often a “throw away the key” type of prison sentence.  If sexual battery is deemed to have caused the death of someone under the age of 12 it is considered a capital crime in the State of Florida.  When there is a child custody battle in play, one parent may “trump up” charges against the other with false accusations.

You need a strong team on your side if you are accused of child or elder abuse in the Sunshine State.  That team is a phone call away to the office of Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett.  They have been practicing Florida criminal law for a combined half-century plus.  Call their St. Petersburg office today to discuss your case at (727) 821-8000.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day St Petersburg & Clearwater 2018

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"Father's Day in St Petersburg & Clearwater has a lot to offer for the weekend. Take dad to dinner, a Father's Day brunch or one of the many events going on in St Petersburg & Clearwater for Father's Day 2018."

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

We Really DO Care about the Kids.

When marriages end the minor children are usually the victims.  Someone has to take emotion out of the equation to come up with a fair and equitable arrangement for visitation and custody.  In developing a plan, both parties are carefully considered when parental goals are mixed into the equation.  What you want for your kid(s) may not be shared by your former spouse.

What is in the best interest of the child?  Some things to consider are –

1.  Properly dividing each parent’s responsibilities and expectations
2.  Determining the fitness of each party to raise someone to adulthood
3.  Each former spouse’s home environment
4.  Continued continuity of school and social life

These points, among others, are carefully considered by the Law Office of Kidder and Bennett.  Arrange an appointment with this great team of Florida family attorneys to discover all of your options.  Make an appointment today at the office located at 275 - 96th. Ave. North in St. Petersburg by calling (727) 821-8000.

Sunsets at Pier 60

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"Sunsets at Pier 60," a Clearwater Beach tradition, offers a variety of crafts and entertainment from 6 - 9 p.m. each night. A beautiful view of the sunset makes for a perfect way to celebrate the end of the day..."


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ahhh…a Fresh Start!

Sometimes that is all we need to turn our life around.  The long-term ramifications of an arrest can follow you for the rest of your life. With all of these online criminal history websites, your personal information is easily available to anybody with an Internet connection.  You might be eligible to have your criminal history sealed permanently!

Even complete expungement may be available to you in the state of Florida.  In some cases involving the arrest, and for certain crimes this may apply.  Some crimes are exempt, even in cases in which adjudication was withheld.  There are, of course, some instances where you must release your criminal history such as U.S. citizenship.

Why not find out for sure?  It can certainly alter the course of the rest of your life.  Contact Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett at the law office of Kidder and Bennett located in St. Petersburg.  They are criminal expungement attorneys who know the law inside and out.  Arrange a visit at their office by calling (727) 821-8000 today.