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Facing a Theft Crime Charge in Miami?

Any criminal convictions can have life-long consequences. A person convicted of a crime may suffer negative repercussions throughout life, including being denied certain jobs. In Florida, criminal charges are classified as either a felony offense or a misdemeanor charge. Generally, the major distinction between a misdemeanor and a felony is the maximum punishment you can receive if you are convicted. [...]

By |October 9th, 2022|Categories: Theft Crimes|Comments Off on Facing a Theft Crime Charge in Miami?

Drug Trafficking in Florida

The crime of drug trafficking is one of the most serious drug crimes. When people think of drug trafficking, they usually think of the drug lords and drug cartels. However, drug trafficking is a crime that anyone can commit simply by possessing a certain amount of drugs—regardless of whether they are selling them. What is Drug Trafficking? When a person [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Drug Trafficking|Comments Off on Drug Trafficking in Florida

What Does Acquitted Mean in Court?

The criminal justice system uses a lot of terminology and jargon that may be difficult for non-lawyers to understand. If you've been charged with a crime, you need to make sure you understand everything you're being told and all the possible outcomes of your case. Just what does "acquitted" mean in court? In this article, we will define acquittal, [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on What Does Acquitted Mean in Court?

What Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

The criminal justice system can be complex to navigate. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or arrested, you need to consider hiring a lawyer. Before you move forward with hiring an attorney, you need to ask yourself, "What type of lawyer should I be looking for?" If you're facing serious criminal charges which may [...]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on What Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

What Does ROR Mean?

Chances are, you’ve heard of posting bail. But what is ROR, and what does ROR mean in court? As a defendant, here’s what you need to know about this type of release. What is ROR Bail? First, you need to understand what bail is. Bail is a monetary condition of pretrial release that requires you to deposit a certain sum [...]

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on What Does ROR Mean?

The GOP’s Due Process Epiphany

When I read Christine Flowers' op-ed in the Herald yesterday supporting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ newly proposed rules on how to handle campus sexual assault allegations, I couldn't help chuckling to myself. It's incredible how the Trump administration (and Republicans in general) have all of a sudden become the champions of due process rights and the "wrongly accused" in the [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Due Process|Comments Off on The GOP’s Due Process Epiphany

The Emperor Wears No Clothes | What Right to Counsel?

In his biting piece on underfunded public defender offices, John Oliver excoriates our criminal justice system for giving lip service to the constitutional right to counsel. And once again, Florida is the punchline. I highly suggest watching the whole clip, but if you want to skip to the part about Florida, watch from 12:36. As he does with so many [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|Categories: Criminal Justice Reform|Comments Off on The Emperor Wears No Clothes | What Right to Counsel?

The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Reality

Before this one, I had never been involved in a case that had been featured on “The First 48.”  The more I learned about the case—and how the show insinuated itself directly into the homicide investigation—the more disgusted I became. During my cross-examination of Detective Bosch, I was literally flabbergasted at the things that I learned. Among them: the detectives [...]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Reality

George Zimmerman and “The Central Park Five”

If you haven’t caught it yet, I highly suggest taking the time to see the new film from Ken Burns documenting the wrongful convictions of five black and Latino teenagers who were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling them a ”wolfpack.” [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on George Zimmerman and “The Central Park Five”