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Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Florida. The specific laws and penalties for leaving the scene of an accident depends on whether the driver left the scene of the accident after hitting an unattended vehicle or property or the driver left the scene of the accident after being involved in […]

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, […]

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 […]

Misdemeanors and Finding a Job in South Florida

Finding a job with a criminal record can be very difficult. If you have had a misdemeanor in Miami, you need to understand the difficultly of finding a job and what to do about it. If you have had a misdemeanor case you need to think about the job situation before the case is resolved. […]

Violation of Probation in Florida

Probation in Florida In Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as well as throughout the state of Florida, a court may sentence a defendant convicted of a non-capital crime who does not pose a threat to society to probation as an alternative to incarceration. A defendant does not have a right to probation; rather, probation is described […]

The Attorney-Client Privilege in Florida

Communications between a client and his attorney are generally privileged under the attorney-client privilege, which is a legal and ethical concept that preserves the confidentiality of communications between a client and his attorney. This means that, in the absence of any exception or waiver, neither an attorney nor a client may be compelled to divulge […]

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 […]

Underage DUI Laws in Florida

Underage drinking (the consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21) is rampant in Florida. A recent study shows that in Florida, underage persons consumed 9.5 percent of all alcohol sold in the state; moreover, an estimated 83 traffic fatalities and 3,345 non-fatal traffic injuries were attributed to driving after underage drinking. One […]