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Florida Police Usually Need a Search Warrant to Draw Your Blood for a DUI, But There Are Exceptions to the Rule

When a driver has a serious accident, the officer sometimes can’t perform a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test. Even if the suspect allows them to test him, it is difficult for the police officer to perform the tests. The person is often in no condition to undergo a test, maybe because of injuries […]

At What Point Does the Hot Pursuit Doctrine Apply in the State of Florida?

The general rule is that police need a search warrant or the homeowner’s consent to search a property for evidence of drugs, gun, or criminal activity. There are a few exceptions, however. There is one notable exception, and it’s called the hot pursuit doctrine. The hot pursuit is one of many types of cases […]

The Federal Safety Valve Rule Can Avoid Serious Prison Time

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 […]

Prosecutors Can Pursue Charges When Victims Don’t Want to Prosecute – Criminal Defense Lawyer Miami

In many legal cases, the wish of the victim is to seek justice and restitution for an offense committed against him or her. However, there are situations in which the victim does not want to prosecute. According to Florida law, state criminal prosecutors can pursue a case even if the victim does not have […]

Judge Rules Proximity to Drugs Doesn’t Equal Control in Conviction Reversal

When someone is stopped by the police on suspicion of drug possession and there is a bag of drugs underneath the back seat, the person is probably going to be charged with possession. However, this doesn’t mean the charge will hold up in court. A Florida judge recently ruled that the proximity of drugs […]

Get Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Dismissed With a Pretrial Diversion Program

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 […]

Can a Drunk Passenger Be Charged with DUI? Miami DUI Attorney Answers

Let’s say someone is trying to make their way home after a party where they had too much to drink. They may be well aware they are too intoxicated to drive and do not intend to start the car. They simply want to get in the car and turn on the heater or the […]

A Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Explains What to Expect at Arraignment

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 […]

Tallahassee Calls Mandatory Sentences a Waste of Taxpayer Money

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 […]

Rising Heroin Fatalities in Miami-Dade – Miami Criminal Lawyer

Florida continues its battle with heroin addiction and fatalities are on the rise. In Miami-Dade County, there have been 236 heroin overdoses recorded in 2015.  One county in Florida reported that in 2014 there was a massive 40% spike in fatalities that involved heroin. In that one region, there were 36 additional deaths from […]

Legislators Consider Making ID of Murder Witnesses Secret

As of the Senate Committee Hearing held last Tuesday, there is now a plan in place to protect those who have been witness to a murder. Two weeks earlier, House members approved the exact same plan unanimously.

The bill is called SB-550 or the “witness protection bill” and it passed through the Senate Criminal Justice […]

Early Termination of Probation – You May Be Able To Get Released From Your Probation

When you are found guilty of a crime, you are often sentenced to probation in addition to, or in lieu of, jail time. But did you know that in some instances, you may be able to get released from your probation in the State of Florida before you have reached the actual end of […]

Miami Criminal Attorney Explains Your Right to Protest in Florida

There is a lot of protesting going on right now, particularly with some of the things that President Trump has been doing. These organized protests are happening all over the country and that includes Florida.

But you need to know what your rights are as well as your responsibilities when it comes to protesting; that […]

Medical Marijuana Activists Attend Public Workshop with the State of Florida

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 DUI Myths Exposed by a Miami DUI Lawyer

If you found yourself in the middle of a situation where you had a little too much to drink and got pulled over by the police, who tested you at over the limit, you are probably facing a DUI and that means you need a Miami DUI lawyer. But before you start searching Google […]