Criminal Defense

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

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+00:00 September 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+00:00 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

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

Feds Claim Doctor Illegally Prescribed Millions of Dollars Worth of Pain Relievers

According to NewsTalk Florida, an 18-month investigation has led to the arrest of an 84-year-old Florida doctor. The Drug Enforcement Administration alleges that the physician illegally distributed approximately $10 million worth of pain relievers by issuing prescriptions for more than 16,000 amphetamine pills, 64,000 morphine pills, and 400,000 oxycodone pills. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Retired Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Accused of Punching 69-Year-Old Driver after Collision

Local 10 News reports on the arrest of a former Coral Springs police deputy chief after an altercation in a Home Depot parking lot. The arrest report states that Mark Haydu, 56, who retired from the Coral Springs Police Department in good standing seven years ago, was involved in a minor accident with an SUV. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Can a Drug Conviction Affect My Future? Insights from a Fort Lauderdale Drug Lawyer

If you are facing drug charges in Florida, you may be concerned about the potential penalties of a conviction, which might include hefty fines and jail time. There are also long-term consequences of having a conviction on your criminal record. […]

By | 2017-08-29T20:34:40+00:00 June 1st, 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