New Court Ruling Ends Nebbia Holds In Florida

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21st Nov 2018

The State of Florida “Second District Court of Appeals” on February 14, 2018 issued an opinion in  Casiano v. State, which effectively ends the use of Nebbia holds in the state courts of Florida. This is great for a person accused. A “Nebbia” hold … more

THE REALITY (AND WISDOM) OF LEGAL FEES

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30th Oct 2018

Good lawyers aren’t cheap, and cheap lawyers aren’t good. The fee you pay for your criminal defense will depend on the kind of lawyer you want.  If you feel that you will probably just want to get it over with, then don’t pay … more

What is a Speedy Trial in Florida Criminal Courts?

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30th Jul 2018

There are two types of  speedy trial rights in Florida; The constitutional right to a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment of the United State Constitution, and The procedural right to a speedy trial under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.191. … more

If No Defenses or Motions Are Available, There Is Still Hope:

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24th Apr 2018

South Florida criminal defense attorney  Scott Saul   will always try to aggressively defend against your case and fight for you as opposed to simply “pleading your case out” to unfavorable conditions. However, we also understand that in some cases, the … more

Double Jeopardy Issues:

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17th Apr 2018

Everyone has usually heard of “Double Jeopardy” at some point. Well, Florida courts have found that you can’t be tried and convicted twice for the same crime, and you can’t receive multiple punishments for the same crime. Gibbs v. State, 698 … more

Charged With Synthetic Drug or K2 / Spice Possession? 

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4th Apr 2018

Possession of Synthetic Drugs / K2 / Spice  Buying, selling or smoking synthetic marijuana is NO LONGER LEGAL. Possession of synthetic drugs, including K2, spice, or other synthetic drugs is classified as a First Degree Misdemeanor in Florida if under 3 … more

Violation of Restraining Orders or Injunctions In Broward and Miami-Dade Counties

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1st Dec 2016

A person with a violation of a restraining order or injunction in Florida is likely to face a criminal prosecution. Most often, violations of injunctions are treated as first degree misdemeanor offenses. However, in some situations, a person can be … more

Getting the Restraining Order / Injunction Dismissed or Dissolved

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The length of an injunction will vary from one case to another. However, under Florida Statute 784.046(7)(c), a Circuit Court Judge can order that an injunction remain in full force and effect permanently. This could mean that the injunction will … more

Getting the Charge Dropped – Early Intervention with the Prosecutor

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Just because you have been arrested for violation of injunction, does not mean that the prosecutor is required to proceed with a formal charge. My office may be effective by intervening with the prosecutor early on in the case and … more

Working with South Florida Prosecutors on State Criminal Matters

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23rd Sep 2016

The criminal justice system, in the Florida State system, can be quite complex however, a regular aspect is that an attorney for the State (a prosecutor) brings or initiates charges against individuals that are believed to have violated the law. … more