The police can’t stop your car in the state of Florida if you’ve done nothing wrong. There has to be some sort of violation that occurs, whether it be speeding, weaving, running a stop sign, running a traffic light, something in order to give them reasonable suspicion to pull you over. If you’re going… Read More »
Just because you’re pulled over for traffic offense in the State of Florida, doesn’t give police the right to search you and arrest you. Typically, they have to have reasonable suspicion or probable cause in order to search your car. Typically, we see they say that they smell marijuana coming from the car, they… Read More »
Even if you feel that your criminal offense is minor there still can be future ramifications for that, which an attorney can help you navigate through. Any criminal offense, people wanna typically keep their criminal records clean for future employment, for anything having to deal with their future plans, and even if you think… Read More »
The police want me to give them permission to search my house, car, computer, camera, etc. Should I give it to them?
When it comes to the police asking to search your car, your house, your phone, your computer, the quick answer is no. Never give them consent to search. I’ve yet to have a client that has benefited from voluntarily cooperating with the police and giving them the information that they want. If the police… Read More »
If the police suspect that you committed any crime and they want to talk to you, the simple answer should be no. I’ve yet to have a client that’s been able to talk their way out of anything that they’re suspected of doing, and it’s always safer and better to have an attorney there… Read More »
Drugs are not treated equally, when it comes to punishing drug dealers in the State of Florida. Different drugs are categorized differently. Marijuana or cannabis is treated as a misdemeanor, whereas cocaine, heroine, prescription drugs, are typically treated as felonies. However, when it comes to dealing drugs, if you’re selling any type of drug,… Read More »
This is the first time I am in trouble in Florida. Will the prosecutor treat this charge like it is my first offense?
If it’s the first time that you’ve been in trouble in the State of Florida, will the prosecutor treat you differently? The answer is it depends on the offense that you’re accused of. Certainly if it’s a first-time possession of cannabis, first-time petty theft, the prosecutor isn’t going to treat you as severely as… Read More »
You can in fact be arrested for carrying your prescription drugs in the state of Florida. It all depends on how you’re carrying that prescription. If you take your prescription out of the bottle and put it in a Ziplock bag or some sort of other container, that’s technically illegal in the state of… Read More »
Miranda rights and Miranda warnings typically involve the right to remain silent. You have the right to talk to an attorney, the right to have an attorney present for any questioning, for any interrogating questions that the police ask. So if you’re ever read you Miranda warnings, your Miranda rights, it’s always best to… Read More »
Social Media or internet information certainly can be used against you in court. Whether it be Facebook messages, Twitter posts, photographs, anything that the prosecution or law enforcement can use against you, they’re going to try to find and use that to help prove their case. So it’s my advice, and any defense attorney’s… Read More »