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 […]
If a federal agent ever calls you to “interview” you, get in touch with a Miami criminal defense lawyer immediately. You don’t have time to waste. Anything you say could be used against you. Don’t answer their questions without a criminal attorney. A good criminal lawyer in Miami should be the first person you […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you or someone you know has been put in jail and can’t bond out, we may be able to help you get a bond. Our Miami criminal attorneys want to help you understand the bond process, including:
What is a bond?
What are the basic elements of a bond?
How bond hearing schedules […]
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 […]