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  • Why You Always Fight White Collar Crime Charges

    White collar crimes have a reputation for being the “soft” kind of crime. Because we’ve heard stories of bankers getting a few months’ house arrest and a slap on the wrist for massive financial fraud, defendants tend to assume that their charges will end with a fairly lenient sentence. Even clients being prosecuted by federal authorities assume that they’ll be able to get a few months’ house ...
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  • When Am I Supposed to Be “Read My Rights”?

    To answer your question upfront: you have to be read your Miranda rights before the police formally question you . That could be in an interrogation room, the side of the road, or anywhere between. If police wants to use your words as evidence, then you need to know your rights. Now, on TV crime dramas, suspects are usually read their Miranda rights while they’re being handcuffed, so this has led ...
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  • Drug Possession Charges-Do I Have Options?

    Short answer: yes, you absolutely do. After handling thousands of cases, our lawyers know what it takes for the prosecution to secure a conviction, and what it takes to protect a client from heavy penalties. When it comes to drug possession charges , many people believe conviction is inevitable. Police seized drugs found in your possession—everything else is a formality, right? Not at all. The ...
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  • How Will a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect Me?

    Domestic violence charges should never be taken lightly. If you are convicted, you may face severe punishments and charges that impact the rest of your life, from family life to employment to living situations. If you've been charged with domestic violence, get the immediate help and representation of a skilled lawyer who can guide you through your complex circumstances. Punishments for a Domestic ...
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  • Connect with Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A.

    Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. brings aggressive experience and insight to the table for their clients. They understand the complexities of the criminal justice system and utilize their skills as Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys to provide effective representation. They never take charges lightly, whether an individual is up against a probation violation , traffic offense , or theft crime . ...
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  • Driving Restrictions & The Refusal to Blow

    In Florida, it used to be that the law was much stricter on DUI arrests. If you refused to blow or blew a BAC in excess of .08, your license would be automatically suspended. Because this was considered a separate component from your criminal proceedings, the suspension did not require any proof of guilt. Even if you were found not guilty, the suspension was eligible to stand for up to a year . To ...
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  • How Do I Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    The defense attorney you choose after an arrest is a major decision that could have a huge impact on your life. This should be obvious! Your future is at stake, your reputation is at stake, and your freedom is at stake. The right lawyer could be all the difference in the outcome of your case. It is absolutely crucial that you call a qualified attorney . Can’t I Go with the Public Defender Assigned ...
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  • Avoiding DUI on Thanksgiving

    The deadliest weekend of the year in the United States is not New Year’s, Independence Day, or any other holiday known for wild partying and excessive drinking. The deadliest holiday of the year is actually Thanksgiving. According to statistics, over 500 people will lose their lives while driving this Thanksgiving weekend. The high crash statistics for Thanksgiving are the result of a few factors: ...
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  • I've Been Arrested in Florida. Now What?

    It could happen to anyone. You may be driving in your car after having a few drinks or unaware of the matter officers are accusing you of. No matter the reason, if you have been arrested in Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding areas, it is important that you act fast to protect your rights. You can expect to go through various criminal processes, from arraignment to trial. The sooner you get ...
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  • Proposed Laws to Expand the Usage of Medical Marijuana in Florida

    Marijuana. It is a hot topic in the U.S. right now. With states like Colorado, Washington, and California continually creating new laws to allow for more liberties with this drug, it seems inevitable that other states will start to follow suit. While marijuana is still illegal federally, many state laws have been adapted to make certain uses legal. Currently, marijuana is still illegal in Florida ...
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  • Can I Be Convicted of DUI If I Refuse a Breath Test?

    To blow or not to blow? This seems to be the question on everyone’s mind after being arrested for DUI . While some people choose not to take a breathalyzer test in the hope that a lack of chemical evidence will bode well for them at trial, it is important to understand that this does not guarantee a not guilty verdict. Many times, the prosecutor will use your refusal to cooperate as evidence in ...
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  • Can the Police Search My Cell Phone Without a Warrant?

    In today’s day and age, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding police encounters. While most people are aware of their constitutional rights, many are unsure about just how inclusive these rights really are. For example, have you ever wondered whether or not the police can look at your cell phone once you have been arrested? After all, they’re allowed to search you, your pockets and all areas ...
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  • Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A. Represents Victim of BSO Deputy Misconduct

    Last year, two deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office were caught assaulting a robbery suspect at a Deerfield Beach gas station. The entire altercation was caught on camera. Surveillance footage shows one officer punching the suspect, David Gonzalez, in the face and then slamming him into the ground with help from his partner. One of the deputies claimed that Gonzalez resisted arrest, while ...
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  • What Happens if I Violate a Restraining Order in Florida?

    Although restraining orders and orders of protection are usually issued in civil court when someone has been accused of harassing, stalking or otherwise harming another person, it is a criminal offense to violate any such order. For this reason, you should speak with a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been accused of violating an injunction in the state of Florida. A ...
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  • Don't Put Your Future in the Hands of a Public Defender

    If you or someone you love has been arrested for a crime in Florida, it is highly recommended that you consider the option of hiring private legal counsel – no matter how "minor" the crime may seem. While you may be entitled to seek representation from a court-appointed public defender, it is important to remember that your future rests in their hands. Hiring an experienced criminal attorney could ...
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