Often, when people are arrested, they assume the cards are stacked against them and the officer’s actions will not be questioned. However, if an arrest has been made, the validity of the arrest is not a given. In many cases, evidence is thrown out when the arrest was done improperly or by officers functioning outside of their […]
Drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of DUI and have breath tests results over 0.8 may feel that their fate is sealed. However, even if your breath alcohol level was over the limit, there is still a chance for the dismissal of your DUI case. A Miami DUI Attorney may be able to […]
Unfortunately, many people currently on probation feel they are at a safe distance from serving jail or prison time. However, they may find themselves behind bars if they violate the terms of their probation. Some of these violations may be obvious, such as committing new crimes. But if you are in the wrong place […]
People facing a DUI in Miami may feel so overwhelmed with the situation that they may not realize the technology the police used to make the arrest may benefit their case. The police have highly sophisticated devices to track speeding violations. These devices are frequently used in cases that result in DUI arrests. However, there […]
One of the worst nightmares a driver can face is to be involved in a deadly car accident. The word “accident” expresses the fact that the driver did not intend to cause injury or death with their vehicle. Even though a deadly accident is not intended, leaving the scene of the accident in such […]
Because of the numerous law enforcement shows on TV, most people are familiar with their Miranda rights. Most Americans know these from memory, and they can recite them.
Because we’re so familiar with these words, we might think we know how to apply them in specific situations, but many of us really don’t know what […]
At Pagan & Stroleny, P.L., we are no strangers to defendants and clients that wish to change their plea after the fact. It is quite common for defendants to change their mind as to how they wish to proceed, especially after they have spoken with a professional Miami criminal lawyer and learned more about […]
When a regular citizen finds themselves on the receiving end of a criminal court case, it can be a normal response to feel rather helpless and even victimized. It can feel as though the ‘force of the government’ is being brought down upon you and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
But as […]
The law is a highly complex and intricate subject matter, with many different exceptions, rules and considerations. While this can sometimes seem inconvenient, it is actually that way for a reason. Laws regulate lives and life isn’t always straightforward. There are exceptions for most rules. Such a protocol exists in order to protect the […]
Miami criminal lawyers have a wide range of roles and responsibilities. Among these, it is our job to inform clients regarding the consequences that an arrest can have on their immigration status.
This is something that some clients do not immediately consider when choosing their Miami criminal defense attorney. When an individual is arrested and they […]
There are several types of criminal defense law, each requiring special skills and experience. Federal courts and state courts need to be navigated in very different ways. Often, what works in one court won’t work in another so a good criminal defense lawyer in Miami should be your first call. A knowledgeable federal criminal […]
If you’re under investigation for any type of sex crime, you need to contact a criminal attorney in Miami right now. There is no time to waste. Every second you don’t get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer in Miami could come back to hurt you. Your chances of quickly resolving the allegation […]
Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is based on a basic belief that homeowners have a right to defend their home, person, and family from people who come into their residence with violent intentions. It is what’s referred to as the “castle doctrine” from the English idea that every man’s home is his castle, and […]
Should you be pulled over for a DUI (driving under the influence) then it is important to know your rights and to act in a way that will ensure the best possible outcome for you.
When you are stopped because an officer believes that you may be driving drunk, you may be asked to exit […]
The way that a police officer needs to go about handling an arrest is very sensitive and highly complex. There are certain things that a police officer may and may not do and if they don’t follow the precise protocol then the results from their actions may include the case being thrown out of […]