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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

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
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