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Miami Criminal Lawyer: Common Types of Fraud

If you’re arrested for a white-collar crime, you need to hire a top-flight criminal lawyer for your defense. The punishments for these offenses can be just as harsh as if you’re convicted for a violent crime. According to the FBI, these crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent Read More

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What Are the Penalties For Second DUI In Florida?

A first DUI in Florida is a serious charge, but a second DUI in Florida is even worse, and carries harsher penalties, especially if it occurs within five years after the first arrest. We think it’s important for you to understand what kind of fines and penalties you will face for that second DUI arrest, Read More

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Can You Face Federal Marijuana Charges in Florida and when to Hire a Criminal Lawyer

There is no question that the United States has come quite far in regard to marijuana laws in recent years. However, for those who are a fan of this plant, the situation of using it is a bit more difficult than they may think. While there are some states that are making the use of Read More

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5 Most Common Probation Violations

Have you recently plead guilty to or have been convicted of a crime? The best case scenario in situations like this is being given probation. While being on probation is a lot better than going to prison, there are a number of guidelines you have to follow. Failing to follow the strict set of rules Read More

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How Battery Is Related To An Assault Charge

You often hear the term ‘assault and battery,’ as one criminal charge, but the truth is that these are two separate criminal charges. In many states, an assault charge is defined as the threat or intimidation of bodily harm to another person. That means that a defendant doesn’t need to physically strike a victim to Read More

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Common Miami Holiday Arrests

The holidays are a time when most people exchange presents and hang out with the people they love. There are usually quite a few parties during the holiday season, which can lead to a variety of problems. The more alcohol a person consumes, the higher the likelihood becomes they will be arrested. Unfortunately, arrests are Read More

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What Are the Most Common Holiday Crimes At Shopping Malls In Florida?

The holidays often bring a festive spirit, but they may also be at time when shoppers are most vulnerable to becoming victims of a crime. That’s because there are so many more people out shopping for gifts, which makes it easier for thieves to target this group. As you are out shopping this season, you Read More

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What is Exclusionary Rule and How Can it Help with Your Criminal Defense?

If you are charged with any type of crime, there is no question that it you may be facing an overwhelming and confusing situation. Keep in mind, this is exactly what the prosecuting attorney wants you to feel. However, as a defendant, you are not helpless. Just because there is evidence against you, which has Read More

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Preparing to Testify in Your Criminal Trial: Understanding How the Process Works

When faced with criminal charges, it is natural to want to take the stand and testify on your own behalf.  Most people, however, don’t realize testifying isn’t as simple as simply telling your version of events. Testimony is governed by the Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the local rules of the Read More

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Aggravated Assault with a Firearm: Understanding Florida Gun Crime Laws

If you don’t know what you can and cannot do, from a legal standpoint, related to guns in Florida, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law. For example, if you were to pull your gun to try and alleviate the stress of a road rage incident, even if you had no Read More

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