Urgency for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is Not a Cry for You to Show Me Your Black People: This and Other Lessons from 2019

An Opinion Article 2019 was another year of self-discovery and internal exploration. With conscious effort, I hoped to make strides in pursuit of the life purpose my heart settled on after agonizing over the misalignment between personal and professional goals. My vision board was designed to merge dreamy concepts and inspiring words with unrealized opportunities … More Urgency for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is Not a Cry for You to Show Me Your Black People: This and Other Lessons from 2019

Just a Hug

It started with an introduction, the teacher telling me how musical my son is. Then came the “…but.” When you’re an active parent raising 4 children, it’s not unusual to get phone calls and written messages from teachers asking to speak with you about your child.  But, when at least one child experiences daily challenges in … More Just a Hug

Create Opportunities Where None Exist

America added a significant event to her lifetime story on March 24, 2018 when hundreds of thousands of people gathered to “March for Our Lives.”  While many shared feelings of desperation, anxiety, or eagerness stemming from tragedies experienced in their communities, most shared feelings of hope and excitement for the inspirational paths the emerging leaders … More Create Opportunities Where None Exist

WHY DOES D. CARR LAW SPECIALIZE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE?

Think of it like this: most doctors are trained in general practice areas, and they become good at doing a little bit of everything general.  But you wouldn’t go to a general practice doctor to receive the best care for a unique medical problem requiring surgery with severe consequences if done improperly or not completed … More WHY DOES D. CARR LAW SPECIALIZE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE?

HOW IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFINED IN FLORIDA?

Pursuant to the Florida Statutes for 2016, domestic violence is defined as follows: 741.28 Domestic violence; definitions.—As used in ss. 741.28–741.31: (1) “Department” means the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (2) “Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical … More HOW IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFINED IN FLORIDA?

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST AND CONVICTION? 

There are legal consequences and there are consequences that affect the personal, professional, and financial aspects of someone’s present circumstances and future. Such consequences include those named above, and the following (although not limited to either list): jail prison mandatory counseling heavy monetary fines and fees mandatory periods of probation and constant monitoring for a certain … More WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST AND CONVICTION? 

SHOULD I BE AFRAID I’M GOING TO LOSE EVERYTHING?

Domestic violence charges negatively impact your reputation more than some charges, regardless if charged as a misdemeanor or felony.  A domestic violence conviction can ruin your hopes and dreams.  Here are just a few examples: Some employers, especially public or state employers, can terminate you or reject your application  professional licenses may no longer be … More SHOULD I BE AFRAID I’M GOING TO LOSE EVERYTHING?