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How Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing Tears Families Apart

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to FAMM, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, when individuals face charges in the Federal Court System, federal judges may be required to use mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines when determining how long someone will spend in jail. These “mandatory minimums” are set for certain drug crimes, but they also include certain gun offenses [...]

By |2018-10-22T15:03:44+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How One Criminal Defense Attorney Uses Storytelling to Help Clients

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. If you are facing drug crime charges or have a probation violation, one of the biggest concerns you might have is how long you might spend in jail. In cases where the judge has discretion over the sentencing, the case that your criminal defense lawyer presents can make an immense difference in [...]

By |2018-09-26T15:53:20+00:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Could You or a Loved One Face Charges as a Drug Dealer?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the U.S., there have been more reports of friends and family members sharing drugs, or loved one’s acquiring drugs for their friends or family. Sadly, when these situations lead to deadly overdoses, the government has started to criminally charge the friend or family member [...]

By |2018-08-20T18:01:53+00:00August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Programs Offer Treatment for Children with Violent Tendencies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. There’s treatment for drug addiction. If you’re arrested for heroin use or opioid use, there are many options available to help you curb your addiction. There’s alcohol treatment for individuals who are found guilty of drunk driving. But what happens if you’re a parent with a violent child? Curbing violent behavior and [...]

By |2018-07-20T19:09:07+00:00July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Overdose Deaths Get Treated as Homicides

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to the New York Times, prosecutors are increasingly seeking homicide charges in drug overdose deaths. In some of these cases, family and friends end up in jail. In other cases, the people who are facing criminal charges are friends who shared drugs at a party, loved ones who purchased street drugs [...]

By |2018-06-19T21:10:13+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women Who Are Pregnant and Addicted Need Rehab, not Jail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to the ACLU, 219,000 women are in jail. Most of these women are also mothers. The ACLU reports that one of the main reasons why the U.S. has so many women behind bars compared to other nations is that the U.S. puts women behind bars for drug crimes. When women are [...]

By |2018-05-18T19:17:25+00:00May 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Attorney Client Privilege Remains Alive and Well in the Wake of the Investigation of Trump’s Lawyer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Last week, Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-term lawyer, was raided. FBI agents raided the lawyer’s home, office, safe deposit boxes, and cell phones. Agents performed the raid because they claimed that Cohen had not been truthful in his statements to police in the past. Agents wanted to ensure that no evidence was destroyed [...]

By |2018-04-20T18:36:52+00:00April 20th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

I’ve Been Charged with a Crime. Will I Show Up on A Public Crime Registry?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Being convicted of a crime comes with serious consequences that can impact your life long after you’ve served your jail sentence. According to Pacific Standard, every state keeps lists of individuals who have been convicted of sex offenses. These registries keep track of where convicted criminals live. Under Megan’s Law, lists of [...]

By |2018-03-23T16:25:39+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Opioid Addiction, Drug Law, and Murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. According to Vox, America’s growing murder rates may be linked to America’s increases in drug overdoses. More specifically, the increase in crime might be linked to the opioid crisis ravaging America. The opioid epidemic has not only torn apart families with 64,000 drug overdoses recorded for 2016, it also puts its victims [...]

By |2018-02-16T16:52:46+00:00February 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What to Do If Police Show up at Your Door

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. In recent days, we’ve heard news about what can go wrong when police show up at your door. A man was recently killed when a swat team arrived at his home. Though the man had committed no crime, officers had received reports of a hostage situation and believed he may have been [...]

By |2018-01-19T20:53:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments