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Florida Criminal Laws 2018

New Florida Criminal Laws for 2018

Posted on December 6, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

New year, new you, new laws. Once midnight struck, a whole host of new laws went into effect. As a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney, I want to raise awareness on the new laws which may impact your day-to-day life in 2018. White Collar Crime The state of Florida passed HB-435 in June of 2017. The […]

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Will Florida Legalize Weed?

Posted on November 25, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Different states have different laws when it comes to recreational marijuana usage. There have been a number of hotly contested debates about marijuana, its medical applications, its recreational use, and the difference between state and federal law. When it comes to the state of Florida, however, there are laws with regards to the plant. So […]

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what qualifies as evidence tampering

What Qualifies as Evidence Tampering?

Posted on November 15, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Evidence tampering is the act of altering, concealing, or destroying anything related to a legal investigation. This might lead to delay or difficulty in proceedings. People may become tempted to tamper with evidence in order to avoid incrimination or sentencing. However, this may instead lead to greater troubles, including increased jail time and fines. What […]

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what is the importance of probable cause

What Is the Importance of Probable Cause?

Posted on November 5, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Probable cause is a Fourth Amendment requirement that must be fulfilled before the police can conduct a search, make an arrest, or receive a warrant. The authorities are allowed to search the premises if there is probable cause or evidence of a crime. Probable cause is then needed to ask a judge to issue a […]

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latest on heroin laws in florida

The Latest on Heroin Laws in Florida

Posted on November 1, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs in Florida. The potential for abuse, addiction, overdose, and death are very high. Possessing and using heroin in Florida is a bad idea from both a health and legal perspective. Heroin laws vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the degree of involvement and the […]

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sharing prescription drugs

Sharing Prescription Drugs – What Does the Law Say?

Posted on October 25, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Sharing prescription drugs with friends or family members sounds like a cost-effective solution to medical problems. A friend might be on the same medication and simply ran out of their prescription. A family member might be experiencing the same illness and you want to help. Sounds fine, however both federal and state law says that […]

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What You May Not Know About Misdemeanors in Florida

What You May Not Know About Misdemeanors in Florida

Posted on October 19, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that carry penalties such as jail time, the limitation of certain rights, and fines up to $1000. Although misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, these crimes still come with harsh consequences. Apart from that, the stigma that comes with misdemeanors will not just affect your life today, but your future […]

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How Serious of a Crime is Driving with a Suspended License_

How Serious of a Crime is Driving with a Suspended License?

Posted on October 11, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Many people think that driving with a suspended license is not as grave as other misdemeanors and felonies. While that may be true, the penalties for such offenses could be just as severe as more serious crimes. The State of Florida and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does not suspend driving licenses for no […]

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The Fine Line Between Prescription Drug Possession & Intent to Traffic

Posted on October 5, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Prescription drugs are pharmaceutical drugs that need to be prescribed by a doctor. In the state of Florida, we categorize prescription drugs with the help of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control statute (Florida Statute #893.03). Here, they separate controlled substances under five different schedules, I-V. They also judge the severity of the crime on […]

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2018 Medical Marijuana News in Florida

Florida Marijuana in 2018

Posted on September 29, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Marijuana has strong support in Florida, and 77% of Florida voters support medical marijuana. In 2016, Florida passed Amendment 2, which expanded medical marijuana in our state. Now, those who suffer from cancer, glaucoma, and post-traumatic stress disorder may legally consume marijuana. We are marijuana attorneys in Ft. Lauderdale. As part of our dedication to […]

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The Five Biggest Mistakes Gun Owners in Florida Make

Posted on September 22, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Owning a gun is not just a right, but also a responsibility. People make mistakes all the time. However, not all mistakes have repercussions as serious as gun-related errors. In Florida, there are a lot of regulations that come with gun control. This is done in order to protect the owner of the gun, as […]

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What is an Appeal?

What is an Appeal?

Posted on September 15, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

No matter how hard you try to fight for your case, the court’s decision does not always go your way. The verdict is influenced by multitudes of factors, including the facts of your case, your strategy, and the court procedures you followed. If the verdict has been unfavorable and you are unhappy with the judge’s […]

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What are the Cops Allowed to Search in Florida-

What are the Cops Allowed to Search in Florida?

Posted on September 8, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

As an American citizen, you must know your rights when it comes to search and seizure. To search you or your property, generally, the police must have a warrant with them. However, warrants are not necessarily needed during traffic stops. This exception applies to your car and motor homes. During this kind of situation, a […]

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The 411 on Fraud

The 411 on Fraud

Posted on August 29, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

There are tons of instances in your everyday lives wherein you are required to give small pieces of information about yourself. In writing a check to pay for your groceries, in applying for a membership in the nearby gym, in changing your phone plans, or even in using your credit card to pay for a […]

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The Difference between Domestic and Non-Domestic Violence.

The Difference between Domestic and Non-Domestic Violence

Posted on August 25, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

The difference between domestic violence and non-domestic violence lies in the relationship between the offender and the victim. Crimes that inflict physical harm are generally considered non-domestic, unless one party is related to the other by blood, marriage, adoption, a current or previous cohabitant, or a co-parent of a child. What is Non-Domestic Violence? Non-domestic […]

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The Four Biggest Errors You Can Make on Probation

The Four Biggest Errors You Can Make on Probation

Posted on August 17, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

A criminal can be sentenced in different ways, one of which is to be put on probation. Courts will only impose probation in certain charges such as drug crimes, sex offenses, and driving under the influence. There are also specific terms and conditions that should be followed by the defendant. If you are on probation, […]

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WHAT IS MONEY LAUNDERING

What is Money Laundering?

Posted on August 10, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

U.S. congressman Tom DeLay was forced to step down in 2005 after being charged with money laundering. The progress of global financial markets makes this crime easier to commit. Read on below to understand what exactly it is and how it is done. Money Laundering: A Bird’s Eye View Money laundering is the act of […]

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WHY ARE SOME JUVENILES TRIED AS ADULTS

Why are Some Juveniles Tried as Adults?

Posted on July 18, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Juvenile cases that involve serious crimes are sometimes tried in adult criminal court. If a young person has a long history of trouble, he or she may also be tried as an adult. A process called a ‘waiver’ happens when a judge waives the protection offered by a juvenile court. When are Juveniles Tried as […]

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What tourists who have been arrested should know

What Tourists Who Have Been Arrested Should Know

Posted on July 10, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

In 2016, 13.4 million tourists visited Broward County. It is easy to see why we have so many visitors. Our white sandy beaches provide travelers with a place to relax in the sun, and Port Everglades is a natural starting spot for thousands of happy voyages on cruises. People have fun in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately, […]

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What is a pardon?

What is a Pardon?

Posted on July 3, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Donald Trump has recently made big news with his pardon of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It may take some time until that particular case is adjudicated completely. In the meantime, we want you to understand what a pardon is. What is a Pardon? According to the laws of the State of Florida, a Full Pardon […]

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Shoplifting, Robbery, Burglary, and Mugging Charges: What is the difference?

Posted on June 26, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Criminal law is applied to conduct that is seen as putting the property, safety, and welfare of others at risk. Examples of crimes that fall under criminal law are shoplifting, robbery, burglary, and mugging. These four may seem very similar in that they are all related to the taking of another person’s property. However, these […]

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Who has jurisdiction for Crimes Committed at Sea?

Who Has Jurisdiction for Crimes Committed at Sea?

Posted on June 19, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Handling crimes committed at sea is quite complex. This is primarily because the issue of jurisdiction has multiple layers and different rules may be applied all at same time. The Complex Issue of Jurisdiction A state’s jurisdiction means that it can enforce its laws over a perpetrator or victim of a crime. Jurisdiction may be […]

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are fake guns illegal

Are Fake Guns Illegal in Florida?

Posted on June 12, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

When using firearms, we must be careful not to cause harm or injury to others. However, what we may not realize is that possession of fake guns may lead to serious consequences when not used correctly. In a pro-gun state such as Florida, the legality of using fake guns must be known by all so […]

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What the heck is probation?

What the Heck is Probation?

Posted on June 5, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Probation often stirs up confusion. Many often think that this is the same as being free, but this is not the case. To clear things up, we try to explain probation in a nutshell in this article. Probation is basically an alternative to being put behind bars. If someone has committed a relatively light crime, […]

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common mistakes to avoid after an arres

4 Common Mistakes After an Arrest

Posted on May 22, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

In 2015, law enforcement officers made 10,797,088 arrests. This number is absolutely staggering. Many of these did not even commit a crime. Even the innocent need to know what to do after they have arrested. The cops try and do their best, and in some cases, they do not know the whole story. They will […]

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Learn more about bail and bonds

A Helpful Guide to Bail and Bonds

Posted on May 15, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Approximately, there are 15,000 bail bond agents in the United States, and the bond industry as a whole is worth more than $14 billion dollars. We have had bail, in one form or another, since before the United States gained independence. Both bail and bonds are incredibly important to the legal system. Unfortunately, they are […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING A TRIAL

What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Trial

Posted on May 8, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Trials are not what they look like on TV. In Florida alone, the statewide criminal caseload was 739,440 in 2015. There are very many criminal cases, but very few understand what will happen. If you or a loved one will have a criminal trial, it is a good idea to understand what will take place. […]

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO YOUR RIGHTS AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

The Ultimate Guide to Your Rights After You Have Been Arrested

Posted on May 3, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

The Ultimate Guide to Your Rights After You Have Been Arrested First and foremost, you have a right to be treated humanely. All other rights you have stem from this fundamental, universal right. The cops and the prosecution often try to abridge this right, chipping away at your dignity and your self-respect until they have […]

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411 of Juvenile Crimes in FLorida

Florida’s Juvenile Court System 411

Posted on April 25, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Florida is known to have a strong juvenile court system anchored on its vision to provide safe and nurturing communities that provide for all needs, recognize the strengths, and support the success of youth and their families. Through their services, particularly intervention, prevention, and treatment, they truly are on the first line when assisting troubled […]

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5 Misconceptions about Drug Crimes.

5 Misconceptions about Drug Crimes

Posted on April 18, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

The use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs is a drug crime. The United States has policies in place to reduce and especially prevent drug abuse and drug crimes. Unfortunately, very few people understand what they are and how they can affect people’s everyday lives. Thus, as a law-abiding citizen who may get involved […]

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Search and Seizure Drug Crims

What You Should Know About Search and Seizure for Drug Crimes

Posted on April 11, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

In 2015 alone, there were 22,631 federal drug cases, making drug crimes one of the most common reasons to go to court. One may be charged with such a crime if a person is believed or caught to be using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing illegal drugs. Before adjudication, search and seizure are done by the […]

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3 Tips for fighting Florida Cocaine Charges.

3 Tips for Fighting Florida Cocaine Charges

Posted on April 4, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

There are three cocaine-related charges that can be enforced against you in Florida. Possession constitutes a 3rd-degree felony that could be bumped up to a 1st degree when you possess 28g of cocaine or more. The sale is a 2nd-degree felony which is more severe when done near a school campus. Lastly, trafficking cocaine charges […]

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What are White collar Crimes

What Are White Collar Crimes?

Posted on March 25, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

What are White-Collar Crimes? You may have heard a lot about white collar crimes but often media reports on the matter are vague. If this has left you wondering exactly what a white-collar crime is, we are here to help. This is especially important if you have been charged with a white-collar crime. The laws […]

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5 FAQ’s About Domestic Violence Cases

Posted on March 18, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

5 FAQs about Domestic Violence Cases Domestic violence is not a rare occurrence. In fact, it is a problem that is deeply rooted and we have statistics to prove it. As an example, domestic violence is the primary cause of injury-related fatalities and female homicide during pregnancy. This is why everyone should be well-informed about […]

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Committed a Crime While on Vacation in Florida? Read This

Posted on March 10, 2017 By Broward Criminal Lawyer { no comments }

Committed a Crime While on Vacation in Florida? Read This Vacationing in South Florida can be the experience of a lifetime, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you party too hard or get into a spot of trouble. Running into small problems with the law in Florida, such as a DUI or […]

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