How Does the State of MS Punish Those Found Guilty of Embezzlement?

Back in 2012, a grand jury in Tishomingo County indicted several individuals, many who come from Iuka, MS, which led to 21 arrests. While some of the suspects were arrested for drug-related charges, others were taken into custody for prescription…

How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me If I Am Charged with Drug Possession in Fort Lauderdale?

Drug possession is illegal in Fort Lauderdale. Individuals who are caught with possessing a drug, taking drugs, or buying and selling drugs can be penalized by the law. The type of drug they were taking and the amount of drug that was found…

Can Criminal Charges be Filed Against Police in Fort Lauderdale for Grand Larceny Theft for Taking Stolen Money by Force from an Apprehended Thief and Keeping it From Evidence?  Or is it Legal Due to Florida’s Civil Forfeiture Laws?

Justified Forfeiture or Stolen Money by Police. Under federal law and Florida State law, a forfeiture is justified if the government can show by evidence that the property (money) was connected to a crime (robbery).  Some states allow forfeiture…

Can Police Officers in Fort Lauderdale, FL Use Social Media to Make an Arrest?

Much of the content that social media users post online is often available for the public to view, especially when restrictions haven’t been set. Social media provides insight into where a person has been, where they might be going, and…

Is Theft Considered a Serious Crime and Will It Affect My Criminal Record?

There are many different categories of theft and whether one’s case will qualify as petit larceny or as grand larceny depends on the nature of their crime. Just like almost every other crime under the law, the severity of the crime will…

Can I Go to Jail For DUI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is also known by a few other names. In some states, it is called Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and yet in some others, it is referred to as Operating Under the Influence (OUI). Most commonly, it is referred…

How can a lawyer defend someone charged with cocaine possession in Florida?

Fort Lauderdale Florida contains a large seaport called Port Everglades. In addition to its legitimate uses for shipping and cruise ships, is also a known point of entry for cocaine that is seized by authorities as well as the illegal drug trade.…

Will My Drug Trafficking Charge Stay on My Record in Fort Lauderdale Florida?

Seriousness of drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is a serious drug offense in Fort Lauderdale Florida, often resulting in felony charges.  Trafficking is a first-degree felony charge and includes the possession, sale, purchase, manufacture…

What Are the Consequences of a Criminal Record and Can I Ever Erase It?

Everyone makes mistakes. However, some mistakes are considered more severe than others, especially in the eyes of the law. Individuals who have committed crimes of varying degrees in Dallas, TX are subject to having a criminal record. Most…