Florida Crime News

The Difference between O1 and EB1 Visas

These O1 and EB1 visas are available to those foreigners who have “extraordinary abilities” with international or national recognition in their field of either the Arts, Sciences, Business, Education or Athletics. In order to demonstrate you have sustained national or international acclaim and that your achievements have been recognized in your field of expertise, you must either include evidence of a one-time achievement (major internationally-recognized award) or 3 of the 10 listed criteria below. Read More

The Complexities of Obtaining a Restraining Order

The Complexities of Obtaining a Restraining Order

By Valentina Quintero, Paralegal

Safety is something that everyone wants to feel in their everyday life. We invite people into our lives and inner circle, never imagining that one day this person will be someone that we feel unsafe with. In situations like a messy break-up, divorce, or just a falling out, it’s hard to foresee how other individuals will react or how far they will go with their actions. In certain cases, filing a restraining order, also known as an injunction, is necessary for your protection and safety.  Read More

How a Landlord Property Withholds a Security Deposit in Florida.

Disputes between landlords and tenants in FLorida arise frequently. The most common type of dispute revolves around the security deposit. The security deposit is money that is kept in an account held by the landlord to use, only if, the tenant causes damage to a rental property that exceeds normal wear and tear. I could go on and on about what is or what is not considered normal wear and tear, but that is not the focus of this article. In this article I would like to discuss exactly what a landlord must do to lawfully withhold a security deposit. Florida law is quite strict. Florida Statute Section 83.49 delineates the procedure landlords must follow.  Read More

Can I record a conversation and use it in court?

As the Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard defamation trial starts coming to a close after over 20 days of witness testimonies and a nationwide media focus, many questions have arised from the public in regards to what we have seen presented in that Fairfax, Virginia courtroom.

At the heart of the trial are video and audio recordings presented as evidence from both sides to support their argument that one was violent with the other. Many people are wondering how these recordings are even allowed to be submitted into evidence since most of the time it is obvious that one party, either Depp or Heard, is not aware they are being recorded. Such as the infamous kitchen cabinet video where Amber Heard secretly records an angry Johnny Depp slamming the kitchen cabinet doors. Read More

GeoTracking and Its Detrimental Effects on Criminal Cases

Geo Tracking and Its Detrimental Effects on Criminal Cases

Gone are the good old days where a criminal defense attorney could claim “I was not there”. Why? Because of the little communication devices we all carry in our hands, in our pockets, in our purses, 24 hours, 7 days a week. These cell phone devices have become a so called appendage to our bodies due to our insatiable need to always be connected. Our every single movement is “geo-tracked” by our cell phone providers. I recently had the not so pleasurable experience of defending someone whose moves placed him at the crime scene within minutes before the shooting, during the shooting and right after the shooting. The geo-tracking was overwhelmingly persuasive and negative. So what exactly is geo tracking and is it lawful for the government to have access to our every single move? Read More

Survivors vs. Victims in the Surfside Building Collapse- Unexpected Rivals

$997 Million to the family members of those individuals who did not survive and $83 Million to the survivors whose property was destroyed and lost. The discrepancy has caused quite a friction amongst the “survivors” and “victims”. Even the nomenclature that one group is called “victims” and the other group is called “survivors” seems to be a cause of frustration for those people that survived the collapse. In a recent tv appearance, I met two survivors who were visibly upset, frustrated, confused and distraught over the settlement that they were going to receive vs. the settlement that the family members of those who lost their life. So why the discrepancy? Read More

The Difference between an E2 and EB5 Visa

For immigrants wanting to legally live and work in the United States, the roadmap to a visa or green card can be quite complex. However, fortunately for investors and entrepreneurs looking to bring business to the United States, there are two options that can give these qualifying individuals access to legal status and work opportunities here in the United States.

An E2 Visa and an EB-5 Visa are two opportunities for individuals to live and work in the United States based on their investment in a business. However, while the two visas are viable options and have similar benefits, the requirements and length of status for the two are very different. Read More

Miami-Dade protecting renters from homelessness.

An ongoing and escalating issue in Miami-Dade County is the sky rocketing increase in housing.  Residents in Miami have been seeing their rent increase between $500 to even $1000 more. Effective March 25th, 2022, a new Miami Dade Ordinance will now require landlords to give their tenants at least a 60 day written notice when increasing their rent by more than 5% and it extends notices of rental termination of month-to-month rent from 15 days to 30 days. This is extremely important and prominent to tenants who have been suffering financially from these blindsiding rent increases. Read More

What Past Clients Say

default image

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

default image

The Hansen Law Firm is a reliable law firm that I absolutely recommend. Marcia Hansen is an experienced, smart lawyer who uses a user friendly portal, which I can access anytime and see any updates regarding my case. She is also always available and quick to respond with any questions I may have.

Diego Fernandez 5 March 4, 2019

default image

Marcia was always available to assist me with my concerns. She laid out a strategy that resulted in to best possible outcome for our team.

kevin 5 March 4, 2019

default image

Marcia is a class act!!! I approached her when my cousin ran into trouble. He was facing 12 years of jail time. After her very thorough review of the case (expert witnesses, speaking with the prosecution, review of the evidence), he was released on time served with 2 years of house arrest. Needless to say, she is a true professional. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a heart is a rarity. She encompasses both. She is hardcore and sweet. I highly recommend her services. Praise God that my cousin has his life back on track and is making very sound decisions. He simply needed a second chance. Since then, Marcia has helped some of my clients who were erroneously being investigated. The client recently told me her fee was the best money he’s ever spent. He’s in the clear and his family can sleep at night. God bless her!!! She is the best.

S Berm 5 March 4, 2019

default image

Excellent experience with Marcia Hansen ,and the best results for our family ,we are so grateful for her work and kindness with us . I will recommend Marcia 100% .Thanks The Hansen Law Firm

KAB Badell 5 March 4, 2019


Plese fill out this form for an
FREE IMMEDIATE case evalution

Error: Contact form not found.