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  • Can a Police Search Your Car Without Permission?

    When a police officer stops you, you are required to provide them with your license and registration, along with answering any pertaining questions they may have. But can the police search your car without your consent? The short answer is yes; a police officer can search your car without your permission, but only in specific circumstances. The Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys at ...
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  • How to Apply for a Restricted License After a DUI

    If you were arrested for a DUI and missed the deadline to appeal your license suspension with the DMV, you may still be able to get a hardship license. A hardship or restricted license grants you limited driving privileges for necessary trips, including commutes to and from work, school, or medical appointments. The experienced attorneys from Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A., share how to apply for a ...
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  • The Consequences of Pleading Guilty of a DUI

    If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Fort Lauderdale, you will likely face serious consequences including jail time, license suspension, and extensive fines. You will likely be facing charges if you had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .08% If your BAC was closer to .11%, your chance of conviction is almost certain. If you’re fairly sure that you’ll be convicted, you may consider pleading ...
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  • Things to Know After a Domestic Violence Arrest

    Domestic Violence is a serious charge to be accused of and can result in serious consequences. In the state of Florida, domestic violence means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, stalking, kidnapping, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is vital ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Occur During a DUI Arrest

    Everyone makes mistakes, even police officers. Police officers commonly make mistakes during DUI testing. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, your situation may seem hopeless, but you could have a way out. DUI stops have to follow strict protocol or the prosecution's case is weakened. Since officers often make mistakes during DUI tests, it is vital to contact an experienced DUI attorney ...
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  • Tips to Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed or Reduced

    If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you’re facing serious penalties that can affect your ability to get a job, apply for housing, and have custody over your children. It is vital to contact a Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorney as soon as possible to develop a strong case on your behalf. Although an attorney will be able to guide you through the process, there are things that you ...
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  • When Does Drug Possession Turn Into a Felony?

    Drug possession is an offense committed by someone who has drugs for personal use. There are serious consequences for people who possess drugs of any kind, excluding medical marijuana. Florida legislators recently added bath salts to the list of banned substances. If you have been charged with the possession of drugs, your future and freedom are at risk. Protect your rights with the help of an ...
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  • Does Verbal Abuse Fall Under Domestic Violence?

    Domestic violence is often linked to physical abuse and violent behavior; however, domestic violence can also be emotional abuse. In fact, domestic violence includes a broad range of abuse such as physical, sexual, psychological, and verbal. Verbal domestic abuse is one of the most complex and least understood crimes. It is also one of the most falsely reported abuses because there is very little ...
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  • What Is Civil Asset Forfeiture?

    Civil asset forfeiture allows police officials to seize assets from individuals who are suspected of committing a crime. You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to have your property taken. The Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act states that law enforcement must have “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that someone committed a crime, but law-abiding citizens can't prevent the police from taking ...
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  • What Is Considered Police Misconduct?

    A police officer’s duty is to protect people and property by responding to calls, enforcing the law, making arrests, issuing citations, and testifying in court cases. Unfortunately, there are cases when police officers abuse their power and violate the rights of citizens. A victim of police misconduct may go through federal and state laws to make a claim. Civil rights laws allow victims to seek ...
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  • What Are the Penalties for a Second-Offense DUI?

    Repeated DUI offenses can have serious penalties in the state of Florida. The consequences of a second-offense DUI usually include heavy fines, license suspension, vehicle impounding, and the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. An interlock device is a breath-test machine, also known as a breathalyzer, that is connected to a vehicle’s ignition system. With it ...
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  • Statewide Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Refiled in Florida

    This week, California saw the recreational use of marijuana legalized. As more states and citizens become familiar with marijuana as a medicinal and recreational drug, initiatives of decriminalization for the possession of personal quantities of marijuana has become a debate in a number of states. Florida is one of the states that has talked about the decriminalization of marijuana for a while. ...
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  • What Happens if the Police Find Drugs that Aren't Mine?

    Get Answers to Your Questions: When Drugs Are Found in Your Car/House | Who Gets Charged If the Drugs Aren't Mine? | Florida Drug Possession Penalties | Proven Drug Possession Defenses You’ve been arrested for possession, but whether or not the drugs belong to you, the future is on the line. Below, our team discusses why you could be found guilty for drug possession— even if you’re innocent . We ...
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  • How Will a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect Me?

    Domestic violence charges should never be taken lightly. Those convicted of domestic violence are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. If you’re found guilty of abusing or harming someone in your household, the court will not take it kindly—and few people recover their reputations after being labeled an abuser. Domestic violence includes: Assault Stalking Physical harm Threats ...
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  • What Happens if I Violate a Restraining Order in Florida?

    What this blog covers: Penalties for Violating a Restraining Order | What Happens When the Victim Is the Violator | Why Was I Arrested? | Can I Challenge a Restraining Order? Although restraining orders and orders of protection are usually issued in civil court when someone is accused of harassment or stalking, it is a criminal offense to violate an order. For this reason, you should speak with a ...
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