Have you been thinking about mailing out some packages? Perhaps you thought it would be nice to send one of your friends or family members a controlled substance, such as marijuana. While marijuana has been decriminalized in several states, you are still not allowed to send it in a package through the US mail. […]
If you are speaking to a police officer about a sex crime, your case has already started. As soon as you have been accused of this type of crime, the investigation begins. This means that anything you say to the officer can be used against you. For this reason, it is important to have […]
In the state of Florida, people are starting to see the opening of more medical marijuana dispensaries. This is good news for those who suffer from illnesses that can be helped by medicinal marijuana. However, if you own a gun, you should take note. If you have a gun and a medical marijuana card, […]
You walk into a liquor store to purchase some alcohol and you walk out with it in a brown paper bag. This is a common practice in a majority of liquor stores across the United States. When you walk out you may think that you can simply open the container and drink out of […]
When you go to purchase a home, it is likely that one of the last things from your mind is being the victim of a fraud crime. After all, if you go through the proper channels and deal with professionals, purchasing a home is supposed to be safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the […]
Criminal defense lawyers often find themselves dealing with difficult and complex situations. They will have to speak with not only the victims of domestic abuse, but also those that have been accused of domestic battery. In the latter case, clients often wish to have their charges dropped – which is always the best-case scenario.
If you have been involved in an incident involving law enforcement, then chances are you will be approached by the police to give a statement. The question is, should you do so? By speaking with the police are you potentially damaging your chances of a fair trial? What are your rights?
This is a time […]
A DUI is a serious criminal charge in Florida. Likewise, the same is also true for underage drinking, with Florida taking a zero-tolerance stance on alcohol-related crimes.
Despite clear attempts to come down hard on underage drinking, it is estimated that 9.5% of all alcohol sold is purchased by underaged individuals.
Because underage drinking is such […]
In Florida and Miami, theft is a felony offense and is referred to as ‘grand theft’ when the object stolen is worth $300 or more. If the property that was stolen is valued below $300, then the offense is considered a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor theft cases are referred to as “petit thefts.” There are significant […]
Through TV and popular movies, we’ve all seen enough crime dramas to have an idea of how things are supposed to go when someone gets arrested. After the subject has been placed in custody, the police officer will read them their Miranda rights, which goes something along the lines of ‘you have the right […]
You’ve been pulled over by the cops for speeding, for running a red light, or for failing to stop at a stop sign. You’re cursing under your breath right now and you’re wishing things had turned out differently.
While this is always a frustrating and worrying moment, don’t panic just yet. Police are people too […]
When you are facing any form of criminal court case, it is crucial that you have a full understanding of the charges and your rights. It is a common misconception that the law exists in order to keep normal citizens ‘in line’. In reality, the law is designed to ensure the pursuit of justice […]
On November 8th, 2016, Florida passed Amendment Two. This was known as Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative, and as the name suggests, it allows access to marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law passed with 71% of voters approving the bill, however it has been a time-consuming process attempting to implement the new rules.
In fact, the […]
In Miami, police are required to have some evidence of criminal activity in order to detain someone and proceed with an investigation. This is true for drug related crimes and DUIs.
In one recent case in Florida, police witnessed an individual slumped in a car, sitting in the driver’s seat. The individual was parked at […]
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 […]