The United States is suffering from an opioid epidemic. Almost 80 people die of an opioid-related overdose daily. Over 30,000 Americans died in 2015 because of an opioid overdose. We have this crisis in America today because pharmaceutical companies push these drugs on people and doctors overprescribe them. They’re highly addictive. People addicted to […]
Typically, those who have been brought up on criminal charges do have at least one individual that acts as an eyewitness to the events that lead to the criminal charge. The eyewitness can usually identify the person who was charged with the crime. While it is understandably upsetting to learn that an eyewitness is […]
If you have been accused of cyberstalking, the last thing you should ever do is hand over your phone to the police. No matter what they promise you, even if that promise if having the charges dropped, don’t give into the temptation of letting the police search your phone.
Why shouldn’t you give the police […]
Like most Florida residents, you’ve heard about medical marijuana on the news recently but have no clue how the system works. If you want a medical marijuana card in Florida, call one of our Miami criminal defense attorneys and find out if you’re entitled to a card under the new law, (305) 615-1285. Qualified […]
The decision by some states to give convicts internet access wasn’t an arbitrary or haphazard decision. In a world where it seems as if life is changing exponentially faster, keeping inmates away from technology could cause society more harm than good. Yet out of all the US states, there are only four which allow […]
If you’ve ever watched crime television shows, you’ll be quite familiar with the idea of DNA sampling for the purpose of allowing law enforcement to match a suspect to a crime scene.
Florida Statues, Section 945.325, are clear on just how important DNA databases have become for modern criminal investigations. Not only are they used […]
There are different kinds or “degrees of murder” in the United States justice system. There is capital murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and so on. How a person is sentenced really depends on the intent and severity of the crime. How and why the justice system charges people with murder is sometimes […]
Though the use of marijuana in the city of Miami – and throughout the entire state of Florida – remains controversial, using it on a medical or recreational basis has become more commonplace and more acceptable. In fact, the same can be said throughout the United States. At present time, medical marijuana has become […]
Chances are even if you have never been arrested you have heard of Miranda rights. These rights are what are read to anyone who is being arrested and include the right to remain silent. However, you may not realize what this right to remain silent truly means for you if you are ever being […]
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence in Miami, then you need to reach out to a Miami criminal defense attorney. A criminal lawyer in Miami is going to know the law and the lay of the land, and they will be able to walk you through the whole process. If you don’t want […]
Legislators who want to show their constituents that they are tough on crime push for provisions supporting mandatory minimum sentences. However, this takes the authority away from judges to use their discretion to take into account complex situations that may not merit such a harsh punishment. First-time offenders for drug charges can, in some […]
Getting hit with a felony or a misdemeanor charge can create a major disruption in one’s life and create a crisis. A criminal record can be a substantial impediment in finding a job and can cause social problems. Having a charge can be a tremendous weight and can increase the defendant’s stress level. It […]
When you are arrested in Florida, after your first appearance or bond hearing, you generally have an arraignment. Typically, this will happen within 2-3 weeks of your arrest. In some jurisdictions it can be months before your arraignment. If you have hired a Miami criminal defense attorney, they will likely be present at your […]
If you ever have to get a Miami criminal defense attorney, you definitely want to understand the basics of how the court system works. One of the things that could happen to your case is a mistrial, a rare occurrence, but still an important one to understand. A Miami criminal defense attorney can help […]