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Grand Theft vs. Petit Theft in Florida: Understanding the Difference
Grand Theft vs. Petit Theft in Florida: Understanding the Difference

Theft itself is defined in § 812.014 of the Florida Statutes as knowingly obtaining or using another’s property, with the intent of depriving the owner of its possession, use, or benefit. Even an attempt to obtain or use another’s property is considered the crime of theft. ...

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Blog Posts in 2020

  • What Is Felony Embezzlement in Florida?

    Embezzlement is a white collar crime and a form of theft where someone uses a position of trust or authority to steal property for which they’ve been ...

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  • The Difference Between Manslaughter & Murder in Florida

    Homicide is the area of law that deals with unlawful killings. Though every homicide charge is exceptionally serious, there are degrees to unlawful ...

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  • What Are the Penalties for a Federal Conviction?

    If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you need to know what penalties the prosecutor might be planning to use against you, or how the judge ...

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  • How the Coronavirus Epidemic Has Affected Your Criminal Case

    Like the rest of the country, Florida is experiencing the effects of the global coronavirus epidemic—often in ways we couldn’t have foreseen. A week ...

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  • Examples of Bad Faith Insurance in Florida

    When you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else, you will most likely rely on insurance coverage to protect you from out-of-pocket expenses. ...

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  • Passengers Rights After a Car Crash: 3 Things You Need to Know

    Oftentimes, we focus on drivers who may be injured in car accidents . However, many times it is passengers who are the ones in these situations. These ...

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  • How to Defend Yourself from False Domestic Violence Allegations

    According to one study on joint parenting, as many as 1 in 4 divorces involve a domestic violence allegation. That's 25 percent of all divorces ...

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  • Requirements for Florida Car Insurance

    Auto insurance protects you if you or other people are injured or sustain other damages in the event of a car accident. Each state, including Florida, ...

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  • Attorney Eric Rudenberg Secures $20k Bond for Antonio Brown’s Trainer, Glenn Holt

    Attorney Eric Rudenberg of Rudenberg & Glasser is representing Glenn Holt, trainer to NFL free agent Antonio Brown. He secured Holt’s release on a ...

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Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

  • “Outstanding”

    Jonathan mujica

  • “They Were There with Me Every Step of the Way”


  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “He Went Out of His Way to Go the Extra Mile”


  • “I Was Able to Have My Name Cleared”

    Domestic Violence Client

  • “You were so very wonderful in court.”


  • “A great legal team”

    A. T.

  • “Great results, compassionate service, and extremely professional.”


  • “Michael jumped through hoops to give me the defense I deserved and I will always be grateful. Michael and Eric are not just Lawyers, they are friends and will look out for your best interest!”


  • “I’ve used Mike and Eric for my cases since 2012.”


  • “Their great efforts got us the most unexpected, but amazing outcome for what we were up against.”


  • “If you live a lifetime, you will never meet a more sincere, heartfelt, loving, caring person than Mike Glasser.”


  • “There are no words for the love and respect I have for Mike and I wouldn't even think of using anyone else as my attorney.”


  • “Provided a High Level of Support & Skill”

    DUI Client