Fort Lauderdale

What Are Technical Violations?

Pursuant to Florida Statute 948.011, probation is a privilege, not a right, and violating its terms can have serious consequences. There are two main categories of probation violations, and the penalties you will face depend on the category in which your violation falls. […]

By |2017-08-29T20:34:38+00:00July 13th, 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+00:00June 13th, 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+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Is the Recreational Use of Marijuana Legal in Florida?

The possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but under state law, the drug is legal in some form in 26 different states and in Washington, D.C. If you want to avoid criminal charges related to marijuana, you need to understand the drug laws in Florida and in the states you [...]

By |2017-08-29T20:34:40+00:00May 8th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Constitutes Illegal Search and Seizure?

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures of their property by law enforcement personnel. A number of laws stem from the Fourth Amendment including those regarding safety inspections, surveillance and wiretaps, search warrants, and stop-and-frisks. […]

By |2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00April 17th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Does Florida Have a Racial Profiling Problem?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the most common reason why people have contact with the police is traffic stops. Although 84 percent of white motorists believed police had a valid reason for stopping them in 2011, just 74 percent of Hispanic drivers and 68 percent of black drivers felt the same. […]

By |2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00March 27th, 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+00:00March 6th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Is the Difference Between Possession and Trafficking?

Florida courts take drug crimes seriously because people who abuse substances aren’t just putting themselves in danger. They’re also risking the lives of those around them. For example, if someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs, he or she is also endangering everyone else on the road. […]

By |2017-08-29T20:34:41+00:00February 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments
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