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Facing Shoplifting Charges? Big Companies Might be Extorting Those Who Have Been Caught

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. In an effort to reduce their losses from shoplifting, some major retailers have been using private companies to educate thieves about the harms of stealing. While retailers claim that the education companies keep shoplifters out of jail, prevent them from facing the consequences of a misdemeanor charge, and educate them about the [...]

By | 2017-11-09T14:51:10+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Juvenile Criminal Defense in Florida: Parents Being Billed for Children’s Detention

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Imagine this: your child has been found guilty of criminal charges and your child is sentenced to time in detention. Then, you get more bad news. You are told you’ll have to pay the bill for your child’s detention. In some cases, the state calculates these fees using child support guidelines and [...]

By | 2017-10-20T20:48:58+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Relatives of Undocumented Children Facing Criminal Charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Imagine you get a call from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Your nephew, niece, grandchild, son, or daughter has been found trying to cross the border illegally. You didn’t know your family member was trying to cross. You were not involved in their crossing. However, ICE has called you because your loved one [...]

By | 2017-09-15T19:15:38+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Feds Claim Doctor Illegally Prescribed Millions of Dollars Worth of Pain Relievers

According to NewsTalk Florida, an 18-month investigation has led to the arrest of an 84-year-old Florida doctor. The Drug Enforcement Administration alleges that the physician illegally distributed approximately $10 million worth of pain relievers by issuing prescriptions for more than 16,000 amphetamine pills, 64,000 morphine pills, and 400,000 oxycodone pills. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Are Technical Violations?

Pursuant to Florida Statute 948.011, probation is a privilege, not a right, and violating its terms can have serious consequences. There are two main categories of probation violations, and the penalties you will face depend on the category in which your violation falls. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Retired Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Accused of Punching 69-Year-Old Driver after Collision

Local 10 News reports on the arrest of a former Coral Springs police deputy chief after an altercation in a Home Depot parking lot. The arrest report states that Mark Haydu, 56, who retired from the Coral Springs Police Department in good standing seven years ago, was involved in a minor accident with an SUV. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Is the Recreational Use of Marijuana Legal in Florida?

The possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but under state law, the drug is legal in some form in 26 different states and in Washington, D.C. If you want to avoid criminal charges related to marijuana, you need to understand the drug laws in Florida and in the states you [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:40+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Aggravating Factors Can Affect the Severity of Drug Charges?

The criminal justice system is complicated, and the proceedings are often unpredictable. Although the state of Florida has mandatory sentences for convictions related to drug crimes, various aggravating factors can affect the consequences of a conviction. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:40+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments