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Plea Bargains- Are They Right for You?

It depends! The criminal justice system could not work unless plea bargains took place. Most cases are plea bargained so that very limited resources have to be used for people to go to trial. Whether a plea bargain is right for you depends on your particular case. Factors to consider are: your criminal history, the […]

Right to Bond after Arrest and Bond Hearings

Once you have been arrested you will be entitled to an automatic bond in most cases pursuant to a local bond schedule. Some crimes have no standard bond so you will need to have a bond hearing to get a bond. After your arrest you will be able to bond out of jail immediately if […]

How do you choose the right criminal defense lawyer for you?

I am always amazed at how people pick their lawyers. If you are arrested and formally charged with a crime you need to pick a lawyer that can accomplish the goals you have. Some people want to try to get off the charges completely while others want to make the best deal possible. That does […]


One of the most common questions I get asked all the time is do I have to show up at my arraignment.  Most people who are arrested will get a notice of arraignment in the mail about two or three weeks after your arrest.  Under Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure a defendant who is represented […]

Drug Charges – What to Do? What Will Happen?

If you are charged with a drug crime what are your options? It depends on what you are charged with, and your prior criminal history. The severity of the punishment you face is directly related to those two factors. If you have no criminal history and you are caught with a very small amount of […]

What to Do if You Are Caught with a Controlled Substance

Drug possession laws vary from state to state. So what do you do if you find yourself facing drug possession charges of a controlled substance in the state of Florida? The first thing you should do is contact a Miami criminal defense attorney to help you determine your rights.

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Yale Galanter Talks Drug Possession

What do you do when faced with a drug possession charge?  Protect yourself by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney. Drug possession laws vary according to type, amount, and area of offense. The amount that you are caught with plays a big role in what your punishment will be. Small quantities could be deemed “simple […]

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Responds to Mueller Rehab Privacy Breach

Mueller’s lawyer said Monday that she pulled out of The Canyon, a Malibu, California, rehab center, over the weekend after a “major breach of her privacy.” She immediately checked into “a private, secure facility” to continue her substance-abuse rehabilitation so she can be “the best mother” to her children, attorney Yale Galanter said. Read more […]