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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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  • Why You Should 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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  • 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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