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What is the difference between expungement and sealing a record? Sealing a criminal history record prevents the public from having access to it. However, certain governmental or related entities, especially those listed in S. 943.059(4)(a), Florida Statutes, have full access to sealed records in their entirety. An expunged record allows entities that would otherwise have access to a sealed record to be informed that the subject of the record has had the record expunged. However, an inquiring entity is not allowed access to the record itself without a court order. They will receive a caveat statement indicating that, “ CRIMINAL… Read More →
ARC of St. Lucie County is holding their 2021 Gene Lofton Walk-A-Thon on September 25th at Lawnwood Stadium in Ft. Pierce. The organization is looking for sponsors and teams. All funds raised during the event will benefit the disabled people in St. Lucie County, and sponsorships are tax deductible. The walkathon is close to the hearts of many in the Arc organization, as it honors a man named Gene Lofton, who spent many years raising awareness and funds for Arc of St. Lucie County. Gene Lofton was not just a man who raised money for Arc, but one who himself… Read More →
Fort Pierce, Florida attorney, T. Charles Shafer, has been nominated and approved to represent Criminal Defense Attorneys in the upcoming edition of the Marquis Who’s Who of America. Since 1898, Marquis Who’s Who has been the world’s preeminent biographer. Marquis Who’s Who registry lists over 1.5 million accomplished individuals from all areas of life. Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who is an endorsement of the credentials of that individual. Mr. Shafer is a former President of the St. Lucie County Bar Association. He has been recognized throughout his career for excellent work in both criminal defense and family law. “Being recognized… Read More →
T. Charles Shafer, a local attorney based in downtown Ft. Pierce has been committed to helping Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County and the entire Treasure Coast be the best it can be, since he arrived in community. His law practice is focused on criminal defense, family law and DUI, but that only tells part of the story. Shafer has served as past President of the St. Lucie County Bar Association, served as a Board Member with the BlueBird Educational Foundation, he actively supports the Special Olympics and Exchange Club and he currently serves as a Board Member with St. Lucie… Read More →
Thomas Bakkedahl, State Attorney-elect of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, recently met with George King, Executive Director of ARC of St. Lucie County and Board Member T. Charles Shafer, presenting them with a $500 personal donation. State Attorney-Elect Bakkedahl said he is proud to contribute to such a worthy cause. ARC of St. Lucie County was created to help improve the lives of disabled individuals living in our community. It is a not-for-profit corporation that provides an array of services to individuals with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities. In addition to his service to ARC, Shafer has served as past President… Read More →
Recently, Mr. Shafer became the attorney for a young man charged with several felonies, including a charge of Possession with Intent to Sell MDMA. After a canine alert, a Fed Ex package from the Netherlands with client’s address was intercepted at the airport in New York by Federal authorities. Thereafter, local law enforcement was contacted. After receiving the package from Federal law enforcement, it was opened, and the contents tested. Detectives prepared an affidavit and obtained an “anticipatory” search warrant (allowing a search “anticipating’ that contraband will be found therein). A local detective, dressed in Fed Ex garb and driving… Read More →
Darryl Bey, CEO of the BlueBird Educational Foundation was roasted at the Pelican Yacht Club as part of a fundraising event for BlueBird Educational Foundation. Bluebird is a Fort Pierce non-profit that supports students through scholarships and provides instruments to students in need throughout the Treasure Coast. Keith Anderson, Cliff Barnes, Anthony Westbury, Michael James and Earl Gordon took turns roasting Bey. “It was a great event,” stated former Board Member T. Charles Shafer. “Everyone had a lot of fun and we were able to raise money for the Foundation.” BlueBird Educational Foundation was founded in 2008, with a goal… Read More →
Florida BAR President John M. Stewart recently attended the St. Lucie County BAR Association’s monthly meeting. He spoke to the group of attorneys about the state of the bar, their outreach programs for Florida residents, and their disaster relief and community service efforts. Stewart was elected as President-elect in June 2018 and sworn in during a ceremony in West Palm Beach in June 2019. Stewart earned a B.A. in public policy from the College of William and Mary in 1992. He is a Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, attained his J.D. in 1997. A third-generation Florida lawyer, Stewart… Read More →
The BlueBird Educational Foundation is hosting a concert on Friday, December 7th at the Sunrise Theater Black Box. The Dominik Farinacci Quartet will be performing starting at 7pm. Farinacci is an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and big band leader. Tickets are only $20 and are available through the Sunrise Theater. For more information about the BlueBird Educational Foundation or the concert, please call 460-6493 or visit us online at bluebirdfoundation.com. BlueBird Educational Foundation is a local non-profit in Fort Pierce that supports students through scholarships and provides instruments to students in need. The organization was founded in 2008, with the… Read More →
A two -day seminar was held in Tampa entitled, “ Blood, Breath & Tears XXV.” It was presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and approved by the Florida Bar. T. Charles “Chuck” Shafer, a local criminal defense attorney, served as a panelist for the segment entitled, “Getting to Know Your Client.” Attorneys who attended the seminar received 14 hours of continuing legal education credit, which included .5 Ethics hours. Other topics that were discussed included Case Law, Blood Testing, Motions to Suppress, Jury Selection, DMV, SUID, Ethics of DUI and Breath Testing and FDLE. Shafer’s practice is… Read More →