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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

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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 6th, 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+00:00September 15th, 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments