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Shoplifting Defense – South Florida Theft Lawyer

As discussed in this video, if you’ve been arrested for retail theft, which is commonly referred to as shoplifting, or any kind of theft offense in South Florida, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer. Pursuant to Florida Statute §812.015(1)(d), retail theft means “…the taking possession of or carrying away of merchandise, property, money, […]

No Driver’s License Points: Protect Your Driving Privilege

Pop quiz: You’ve just been pulled over by a police officer and issued a Broward or Miami Dade traffic citation. Should you go ahead and immediately pay the ticket? If you said “Yes” (like the majority of people probably will), you probably think you’re being responsible by promptly taking care of the fine and resolving […]

Felony Traffic Offenses: What to Do if You Are Arrested?

Felony traffic offenses are the most serious type of criminal traffic offenses. If you are charged with a felony that results from a traffic offense, it is imperative that you contact a Miami criminal defense attorney or a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney as quickly as you can. And by quickly, I mean from the […]

Field Sobriety Tests in Florida

In Florida, when a police officer pulls you over under the suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the officer may ask you to take a field sobriety test. To learn about the three standardized field sobriety tests used in Florida and whether you can refuse to take such tests, read on below. After all, […]

Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida: Your FAQs Answered

  It’s no secret that South Florida is a party town. Between its idyllic beaches, recreational boating culture, vibrant nightlife, cultural and sporting events, and dozens of colleges and universities, it is certainly a fun area to live and play. Unfortunately, underage drinking is rampant. The police in South Florida take this problem very seriously […]

Juvenile Fake ID Laws in Florida

  Persons under the age of 21 in Florida will often use a fake, false, or altered driver’s license or identification card to purchase alcohol or gain entry into a bar, club, or other establishment where you have to be 21 to enter. Such persons will purchase or make their own driver’s license or identification […]

The Effects of Refusing to Submit to DUI Testing

  As a criminal defense lawyer in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I get asked at every social event I go to “what happens if I get stopped for DUI “? The answer depends on whether you have been drinking and how much you have consumed. If you have had nothing to drink (and aren’t under […]

Alexis Wright the Zumba Teacher in Maine Faces a Prostitution Charge

If you have been charged with or are the subject of a prostitution investigation you need to hire a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney or a Miami criminal defense attorney immediately to help you navigate the prostitution laws in Florida. Alexis Wright is a 29 year old Zumba instructor who lives and works in Kennebunk, […]

Petty Theft in South Florida

Petty theft in South Florida (petit theft) is a crime classified as a misdemeanor. It is the unlawful taking of another’s property that has a value of less than $300. Petty theft is divided into two degrees of crime. First degree petty theft is for property taken that has a value of under $300 but […]

What is an Expungement?

I have written a lot about the sealing and expunging of criminal records and criminal cases in Florida. Over the next few weeks I am going to answer, in as much detail as I can, the differences between sealing and expunging a record and how to expunge or seal a record. What is an expungement? […]