In November 2016, like many other states before, Florida made medical marijuana legal. Florida law allows for the use of medical marijuana, and the Department of Health is drafting guidelines to create a regulatory system for it. In addition to this broad, sweeping change, many cities have recently decriminalized any amount up to 20 […]
The moment that many Floridians have been waiting for has finally arrived. Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that will allow for the implementation of Florida’s medical marijuana program, a program that was approved by voters in November of 2016. However, while Amendment 2 suggests that the program will be comprehensive, Florida state lawmakers […]
Are there certain privileges that protect us from the testimony of others in a criminal law court? Although most individuals understand such basic rights as immunity from self-incrimination, it’s less common knowledge that laws exist to protect one from the testimony of others in specific circumstances. Our Miami criminal defense lawyers have tremendous success […]
If you keep track of the news, you know that marijuana has been a topic of intense debate over the last year in Florida. Our criminal lawyers in Miami know this all too well. So what’s all the fuss? Presently marijuana is considered a schedule 1 controlled substance, meaning that the FDA doesn’t consider […]
In the United States, everyone has a Sixth Amendment right to the “effective assistance of counsel.” That means we all have the right to a legal defense. The courts can’t force you to stand trial against the state without an adequate legal defense, ensuring you can defend yourself. We all have the right.
Anyone who […]
In Miami, any person that tries to solicit a minor for sexual activity through the internet or another electronic device can be arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor. In addition, any person that travels either within the state of Florida or in or out of Florida with the intention of meeting a […]
If you’ve been arrested for the first time in Miami, then you need to call a Miami criminal defense attorney. Don’t think that just because this is your first time getting arrested, that you’re going to get off scot-free. Miami criminal lawyers will know what to do if you’ve been arrested, and they can […]
The nature of prostitution has gone through a number of changes over the years and this has largely been caused by developments in technology. Today, many websites offer ‘Escort’ services, which skirt the definitions of prostitution.
In Florida, the term ‘prostitution’ encompasses a wide range of different crimes and acts, making it important to know […]
What do you think of when you think of the crime of burglary? You probably think of a cat burglar sneaking his way into a home by night, maybe by slipping in through a window. Burglary, as most people understand it, is when someone illegally enters into a home or building and takes something […]
You do have the right to remain silent after you’re arrested. You don’t have to divulge information that could be incriminating to you. The Miranda warning, sometimes called Miranda rights, are protections the police tell you about when you’re in police custody. It’s something they have to tell you before you’re questioned. If police […]
In a major move recently, the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted that the money used to house offenders for the entire period of the current mandatory sentences is wasted. These mandatory sentences are being tossed out like free t-shirts at a baseball game and can seriously affect a person’s life for a single […]
More than 300 people showed up to protest the current state of medical marijuana recently, among them doctors, patients and even those who would be growers if the law allowed. They all attended a meeting about the proposed rules for medical marijuana.
Many people have been concerned about medical marijuana use, and many of those […]
Florida has recently passed several new bills into law which are aimed at stemming the State’s growing drug-addiction problem. The rise in opioid addiction rates is also a national phenomenon, but Florida’s Senate Bill 422 (SB 422) is formulated with specific intent to curb what is regarded as a state-wide addiction epidemic among prescription […]
When we’re blindsided by the glare of blue police lights in our rear view, a common reaction is to break into a cold sweat. This isn’t only true for guilty individuals. It’s quite natural for most of us. After all, no one wants to be on the wrong side of the law. The first […]
In the event that you’re about to be arrested or placed under investigation, the run-up to charges being filed can be an especially daunting period. What remains unknown to many people is that this is an opportunity to be proactive, rather than passively awaiting for charges to be filed and hoping for the best.