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The Federal Criminal Investigation Process

Thanks to movies and television, most people have an automatic idea that comes to mind when they hear terms such as federal prosecution, federal crime or federal investigation. These images range from courtroom sketches of defendants in front of the judge, federal agents carrying boxes out of a business, and, of course, the infamous “perp walk.” These ideas don’t fully represent the totality of the federal criminal investigation process. Read More

Should Prisoners Have Access to the Internet?

If a convict doesn’t have access to the internet, it is believed they have a hard time integrating themselves back into the community that existed while they were away. The participation they have in the civilian community is put in limbo because they are not aware of the changes going on around the world.

Currently, only four states allow some type of limited internet access (Florida not included) to prisoners. Read More

How To Avoid Having Your Identity Stolen

For most people, having a cell phone or mobile device on them at all times is normal. In these technologically advanced times we live in, staying connected is very important. The more you live your life online, the higher your risk will become of having your identity stolen. This type of cyber crime can lead to a variety of negative consequences.

If you have been wrongly convicted of stealing someone’s identity, then contacting an expert criminal defense lawyer Miami for help. Read More

Social Media: Is it a Loophole for Florida Sex Offenders?

Today, over 65% of all adults in the United States use social media on a regular basis.

This is a number that continues to grow. Social media is not integrated into many parts of your day and has become ingrained on society. However, with this extremely powerful communication platform, many questions come up about how it is used and who is allowed to use it.

Sex Offenders and Social Media

An extremely hot topic for many pundits, lawyers and lawmakers is whether or not convicted sex offenders should be allowed to access and use various social media platforms. Read More

Assault and Battery Charges in Florida: Important Information to Know

In the state of Florida, the charges of assault and battery represent two different situations, even though they are often used together. Also, these charges, which are usually misdemeanors, can also be more serious offenses, such as aggravated battery and aggravated assault, which are felonies.

If you are charged with either or both of these you need to understand what it means and the difference in the two. Due to the degrees and severity of assault and battery charges, it is highly advisable to seek representation from a criminal defense lawyer in Florida. Read More

Assault: Criminal Cases vs. Personal Injury Claims

When an individual is assaulted, there can be two different types of cases. The difference between the two is the key. There are criminal cases and personal injury claims. Both are similar in ways, but there are important differences that are essential.

What are criminal cases?

In a criminal case, the defendant will be judged by a jury or the judge himself. The prosecuting attorney, which is usually the district attorney, will handle the case and represent the people of the state against the defendant. The victim will only be asked to speak if he is called as a witness. Read More

Florida’s New Law On Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

In July, a new law was passed that has significant implications for anyone who has been arrested for a crime in which mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines would be in effect.

This specifically relates to mandatory minimum sentences for aggravated assault. This could have significant consequences for you if you have recently been arrested for or convicted of assault in Florida. It is essential to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Florida as soon as possible after you have been accused in order to fully understand your rights. Read More

Five Types of White Collar Crime

There are numerous different examples of white collar crimes that can put accused individuals at risk for facing significant penalties like jail time, fines, and other consequences.

Being accused of white collar crime in and of itself is an unfortunate situation that can generate confusion and a sense of overwhelm. This is why it is important to retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

A knowledgeable Florida criminal defense attorney can explain your rights to you immediately after you have been arrested and advise you against making some of the most common mistakes that criminals tend to make immediately after an arrest. Read More

Seven Things to Do to Not Make Your Arrest Worse

If you have been arrested for a crime in Miami or any of the surrounding areas is what you do is just as important as what a criminal defense lawyer can do on your behalf. A lawyer should always be retained in order to protect you but there are several other steps that you should take as well in order to minimize your chances of a negative outcome.

Of course each case depends on the unique circumstances and the charges against you but several common things will always apply in these situations. Here are several things to do or not do in order to uphold your rights and give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome in Florida`s criminal justice system.

Maintain Your Silence

You have the constitutional right to remain silent and it is one that you should exercise in any situation. You are not obligated to provide police officers with any further information about your case or your unique circumstances. Wait to speak to your lawyer and exercise your right to remain silent. Giving up information could actually make things worse for you.. Read More

What a Misdemeanor Arrest in Miami Means?

When you have been arrested for any crime including misdemeanors in Miami it is important to understand your rights and know what you need to do moving forward.

Small mistakes at the outset of the process can actually make your case more difficult and increase your chances of being unsuccessful in the event that your charges do go through the criminal justice process.

It is imperative to understand what you need to do in the immediate moments after being arrested. Try to maintain your calm even though this is an emotionally difficult time. What follows are several steps that you need to take after being arrested for misdemeanor in Miami. Read More

What Past Clients Say

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I met with several attorneys and I didn’t feel comfortable with any. Marcia walked me through the process and explained everything to me in detail. She was clear and very communicative throughout the ordeal. I recommend Marcia to anyone going through any type of criminal / legal matters.

Jose Martinez 5 March 4, 2019

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