Michael D Weinstein P.A.

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

When a Relative is Arrested

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and another 489 injured, investigators are struggling to understand the shooter’s motive. The investigation has expanded beyond the shooter himself, leading to questions about whether the shooter’s girlfriend was aware of his plans. According to the New [...]

By | 2017-10-06T20:33:19+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

3 Potential Defenses in a Probation Violation Case

If you violate your probation, the proceedings that follow will be fairly similar to your initial run-in with the law, but there are a few key differences. For example, in the state of Florida, a judge will issue a warrant for your arrest if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that you violated [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Prosecutors Accuse Mail Carrier of Redirecting Packages Containing Drugs

CBS Miami reports on a criminal case involving an ex-postal worker who has been charged with intent to distribute. Prosecutors have accused the former mail carrier of accepting money for redirecting packages that contained marijuana. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:40+00:00 May 22nd, 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

Does Florida Have a Racial Profiling Problem?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the most common reason why people have contact with the police is traffic stops. Although 84 percent of white motorists believed police had a valid reason for stopping them in 2011, just 74 percent of Hispanic drivers and 68 percent of black drivers felt the same. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Is the Difference Between Possession and Trafficking?

Florida courts take drug crimes seriously because people who abuse substances aren’t just putting themselves in danger. They’re also risking the lives of those around them. For example, if someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs, he or she is also endangering everyone else on the road. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments