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When Reporting Rape and Sexual Harassment Lands You in Jail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. The media has recently been flooded with daily new accusations and revelations of rape and sexual assault charges against men in power. The problem is pervasive. Women in politics, Hollywood, the media, and elsewhere have been coming forward to report instances of rape and sexual harassment. The media has reported on the [...]

By | 2017-12-01T18:55:32+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

For One Sick Boy A Father’s Jail Time Becomes a Life or Death Matter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Can a hospital stop a person from donating an organ to save his child’s life? What if he is in trouble with the law? According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, one hospital did just that when a father was put in jail for violating parole. The hospital told the father that it [...]

By | 2017-11-17T19:30:12+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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

How the Criminal Justice System Locks Prisoners Out of Civil Protections

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. If you are facing criminal charges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, here is one more reason to think twice before taking that plea deal. Spending any time in jail can not only mean the loss of your freedom in terms of your ability to move freely through the world, but it can also [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:29:05+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Charged with a Misdemeanor? You Have the Right to a Lawyer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. If you’ve been arrested for a misdemeanor charge, you are entitled to representation by a criminal defense lawyer. Under the Supreme Court’s ruling on Gideon v. Wainwright, individuals facing criminal charges have the right to representation under the Sixth Amendment. According to the Atlantic, Gideon was a poor petty thief in Florida [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:37+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Broward County Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Tipped off Suspect in Drug Trafficking Sting

An elementary school teacher employed by Broward County Public Schools is facing charges of obstructing an official proceeding after she allegedly tipped off the target of a drug trafficking sting. The federal indictment indicates that Porsha Session, 31, learned about the operation through her relative, a Lauderhill Police Department detective who was assigned to the [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments