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Florida Sees Massive 20-Year Drop in Violent Crime
Florida Sees Massive 20-Year Drop in Violent Crime

According to figures from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, violent crimes like murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault have been decreasing in frequency every year since 1998. In the 20-year period between 1998 and 2018, only 3 years saw a positive increase ...

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Blog Posts in 2020

  • What Leads to a Prescription Drug Charge in Florida?

    Given common prescription practices, it’s not unusual for someone to end up with a relatively large collection of opioids and other highly scheduled ...

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  • Could a Police Misconduct Civil Claim Affect My Criminal Case?

    In defense cases where our clients were the victims of police brutality , false arrest , corruption, racial profiling , or other forms of police ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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

    What's the Difference Between Manslaughter and Murder? Homicide is the area of law that deals with unlawful killings. Though every homicide charge is ...

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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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Our Victories

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $325,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury Police Misconduct

    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser fought long and hard to secure an unusually high $325,000 settlement for a client who was subjected to alleged excessive force by a police officer.

  • $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.

  • 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.

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.

  • “I would recommend them to anyone that’s looking for someone that really cares!”

    R.N.

  • “You were so very wonderful in court.”

    P.M.

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

    J.R

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

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

    M.C.

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

    Dan

  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “They will give you honest, truthful, realistic counsel and they will fight hard for you; as they did for me.”

    Donovan

  • “In My Eyes, He's the Best”

    Greg

  • “If I would need your service in the future I will definitely reach out to you again no matter the distance.”

    A.M.

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

    Becca

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

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

    Parent of Charles C.

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

    C.C.