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Types of Bail Bonds

Types of bail bonds- What to expect once you get a bond In any criminal case the most important thing is to get out of jail so you can be with your family and help your attorneys defend your case. I have discussed in other blogs how to obtain a bond (see bond hearings/jail releases). Once […]

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 […]

Pre-Trial Diversion Programs

All states attorney’s offices in Florida are required to have some type of a diversion program for first offenders. A diversion program allows you to not have to go through the rigors of defending your case and gives you a guaranteed result at the end of the program. If you are charged with a less […]

Pill Factories

There has been a lot in the news recently about the crack down on pill factories in Miami. Pill factories or mills have been around for a long time. They are real medical facilities that operate illegally in their method of dispensing medication. They are run by licensed medical professionals and operate the way the […]

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 […]

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 […]