What to Do If You Get “The Call” – A Friend or Family Member Has Been Arrested

So you’re out to dinner with friends, or at an event at your child’s school, or you get a phone call from someone and they confide in you that they or a family member have been arrested. What do you do? How should you handle this conversation, and help them get the assistance that they need? How can you, as someone that person trusts, help them make the right decisions and hire an effective criminal defense Read More

Florida Criminal Defense: How is Bail Determined?

If you or a loved one has been arrested, it can be an extremely frightening experience. What often makes it worse, however, is just how confusing the entire process can be. One of the first things that takes place after an arrest is the bond hearing. This is where a judge will decide whether or not you are able to get out of jail by paying a set amount of money, known as a bail bond. Having a good understanding of Read More

White Collar Defense: What to Know if You’re Charged with Money Laundering in Florida

Money laundering is a very serious crime, and one that is often prosecuted harshly in the United States Federal Courts and the State of Florida. If you or someone you know has been charged with money laundering, it is absolutely essential that you contact an attorney immediately. This is not something that you will be able to handle on your own. In addition to retaining an experienced defense attorney, it is also Read More

White Collar Criminal Defense: Understanding Embezzlement Charges

If you or a loved one is being charged with embezzlement, it is important to understand the situation right away. This is a very serious charge, and one that comes with very serious punishments. For that reason, it’s important that you have a lawyer on your team from the beginning. In this blog entry, we’ll dive deeper into embezzlement charges and explain what you can expect as you move forwards. Please contact us Read More

Charged with a Crime? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Getting arrested and charged with a crime is one of the scariest and most stressful events you can go through in life. Because of the stress and uncertainty, many people make mistakes that can affect them for the rest of their lives. While it can be difficult, it is important to try to remain calm, slow down and do everything you can to ensure that your case follows the best path. The following are five commonly made Read More

Know Your Rights: Understanding the Miranda Warning

“You have the right to remain silent.” We’ve all heard this phrase so many times in movies and on television that we rarely stop to think about what it means. If you’re hearing these words spoken to you by a member of local, State, or Federal law enforcement it usually means that you are either: 1) officially under arrest or 2) officially being questioned so the police can determine if you should be charged with a Read More