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How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help In Your Case

By Jeff Brown |

Following an arrest, many individuals are understandably confused and concerned about how to proceed, especially if they have not had prior experience with the Florida criminal justice system. Some people facing criminal charges may not believe that they need an attorney and may try to handle their case on their own. However, no matter… Read More »

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New Documentary Highlights Wrongful Conviction Issues in United States

By Jeff Brown |

A new documentary just released—Southwest of Salem: the Story of the San Antonio Four—documents the story of four wrongful convictions during a time of paranoia and homophobia in the United States twenty years ago. The documentary specifically focuses on the use of junk science in convicting these women so many years ago, when they… Read More »

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Should You Plead Guilty to Your Charges?

By Jeff Brown |

If you are arrested and have criminal charges issued against you, you may imagine having to go through a dramatic trial like you so often see on television. While trials are appropriate in some cases to fight wrongful charges, most criminal cases are resolved without a trial. This is because a defendant may choose… Read More »

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How Do Arrest Warrants Work?

By Jeff Brown |

Many people associate arrests with traffic stops or immediately following the alleged commission of a crime. However, did you know that a police officer may be able to show up at your door unexpectedly and lawfully place you under arrest? Officers can do this when an arrest warrant is issued and is active. If… Read More »

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SCOTUS Decision Erodes 4th Amendment Protections

By Jeff Brown |

The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits law enforcement from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. Whether a particular search or seizure was unconstitutional is at the center of many criminal defense cases, as violations of this rule can result in evidence gathered during an unconstitutional search being suppressed at trial. When prosecutors are… Read More »

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Criminal Charges against Illegal Immigrants

By Jeff Brown |

A criminal conviction can have many different consequences, from time in jail to costly fines. Even if you are able to avoid jail time and simply get probation, there still may be other collateral consequences that may affect your life in the long-term. Some collateral consequences can include sex offender registration, inability to own… Read More »

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Information About Plea Bargains In Florida

By Jeff Brown |

In many criminal cases, it may be possible to present legal defenses that can result in your charges being dismissed by the court or in an acquittal at trial. However, the large majority of criminal cases never go to trial and there may not be legal defenses strong enough to have your case dropped…. Read More »

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Misuse Of 911 Can Land You In Jail

By Jeff Brown |

911 exists so that people can report emergency situations that require medical, fire, and/or law enforcement personnel to immediately report to the scene. When people use 911 for non-emergency purposes, they can waste time and resources of the government and potentially take emergency personnel from people who are truly in trouble. For this reason… Read More »

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Reasons For Driver’s License Suspension In Florida

By Jeff Brown |

A driver’s license suspension can significantly disrupt your life. Not being able to legally drive means you will have to rely on other drivers or on public transportation to get you to work, school, medical appointments, to pick up your children, or to other important obligations. Unfortunately, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles… Read More »

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Faking A Disappearance Can Lead To Criminal Charges

By Jeff Brown |

When you think of criminal charges, you may initially think of common crimes including theft, driving under the influence (DUI), or assault or more serious offenses such as murder or robbery. However, criminal charges can arise from a wide variety of situations and, in recent years, several different individuals in Florida have been charged… Read More »

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The Importance Of A Criminal Defense Attorney At Sentencing

By Jeff Brown |

Once an individual pleads guilty to a criminal offense or is found guilty by a jury at trial, they may believe that their case is closed and there is no longer the need to have the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. However, even if a person is convicted, one of the most… Read More »

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What is Prosecutorial Discretion?

By Jeff Brown |

When authorities believe an individual has committed a crime, they submit the case to the prosecutor’s office to decide whether or not to file criminal charges against the individual for the alleged offense. Our criminal defense attorneys recognize that prosecutors have wide discretion in these situations and take that into consideration when handling your… Read More »

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Read Ken Ronan’s Look Back at the Way Boca Raton Was

By Jeff Brown |

Boca wasn’t exactly the Wild West during the 1960s of Ken’s youth. But nearly every kid in town did own a gun—a BB gun, that is. “What parent in his right mind would get their kid a BB gun,” he asks with a hint of faux outrage. Such pellet guns, of course, were as… Read More »

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Common Defenses in Criminal Cases

By Jeff Brown |

Too many individuals facing criminal charges may believe their only realistic option is to plead guilty and accept the penalties offered by the prosecutor or judge. In reality, however, there are many ways in which a defendant can try to have their case dismissed or be acquitted at trial. These are referred to as… Read More »

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How can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?

By Jeff Brown |

Being charged with a crime can be an extremely confusing and frightening experience. Even relatively minor offenses can carry serious consequences, especially in cases where a defendant has a prior criminal history. These penalties can include significant fines, restitution, probation, and even jail time. Fortunately for people who are accused of criminal misconduct, there… Read More »

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