- Drug offenses
- Identity theft
- Firearm offenses
- Money laundering
- Money structuring
- Cyber crimes
- Pornography allegations
- White collar offenses
- Mortgage fraud and “straw man” cases
- Tax fraud
- Environmental crimes
- Health care fraud
- Medicare and Insurance fraud
- Failure to report currency allegations
- Pharmaceutical fraud/off label marketing
- Drug trafficking, conspiracy , sale and possession, “grow houses”
- Theft/dealing in stolen property
- Aggravated assault
- Felony and aggravated battery
- Kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Insurance fraud
- RICO and criminal conspiracies
- All sex offense allegations
- Murder and attempted murder allegations
- All firearm charges (possession of a firearm by a convicted felon)
- Forgery and uttering
- DUI manslaughter/serious injuries, vehicular homicide
- Resisting arrest without violence
- Shoplifting/petit theft
- Obstruction of justice
- Loitering and prowling
- Domestic violence & stalking
CRIMINAL TRAFFIC OFFENSES
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance (DUI)
- Refusal to take a breath test
- Driving with a suspended license/habitual traffic offender (HTO)
- Fleeing a police officer
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Reckless driving
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATIONS
- Stalking/Aggravated Stalking
- Battery/Aggravated Battery
- Violence of Injunction/Restraining Orders
- Defense of Petition for Injunctions
- Dissolving, Withdrawing or Modification of Injunctions
- Contempt of Court
PROBATION AND COMMUNITY CONTROL VIOLATIONS
Probation/community control means that a person has pled to a case and now they are on supervision. If they violate, their exposure is up to the statutory maximum they could have received for that particular offense.
A way to understand the seriousness of court-imposed supervision is to interpret that supervision as that the person that pled should have been incarcerated but, by the grace of the court, was allowed to stay out of custody. However, if that person were to shock the conscience of the court, then the violator may be able to be remanded back to the incarceration that they were facing before.
Being on court-imposed supervision is very serious, the accused should understand the severity of violating and these cases very often need a delicate touch in order to address them.
These are particularly sensitive cases since an accused is not entitled to a jury trial for resolution.
SCOTT B. SAUL handles:
- Allegations of violation (technical and substantive)
- Motions for early termination or modification of supervision (if qualified)
- Motions to restore supervision
- Transferring of supervision to another State or County
ERASING A RECORD
If a person was not convicted or received a favorable disposition, they may be entitled to seal or expunge the record of arrest.
It is not always possible to erase history but, if a person was accused yet they beat that case, and have no other arrests, they can usually expunge the record of that arrest.
If a person was prosecuted, entered into a plea but was not convicted/adjudicated, then they may be able to seal the record of that arrest
Florida Statutes, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and State Attorney Offices dictate rules and procedures for seal and expungements.
Through a simply consultation, SCOTT B. SAUL can access eligibility for sealing/expungement
Juvenile cases can involve similar crimes that are prosecuted in adult court but the juvenile court system is more intent on treatment and rehabilitation rather than the adult system that prioritizes punishment. This is why a juvenile case is entitled “In the interests of (In re) John Doe” as opposed to in adult court where it is “State v. John Doe”.
If a child is found delinquent, they may be committed to State agencies for a long time so proper representation is important.
If a child has been accused of a crime that involves significant violence, guns or other serious criteria, a prosecuting office may have a desire to prosecute the juvenile in adult court. When they have do this, they announce their intent to “direct file” the child into adult court. Proper representation may have an impact on such a monumental charging decision.
Professional Grievance & Disciplinary Proceedings
SCOTT B. SAUL offers representation to professionals facing disciplinary action and the possible loss or suspension of coveted professional licenses before State and Federal regulatory disciplinary and administrative review boards.
Attorney/Florida Bar Disciplinary Matters
Allegations of criminal or inappropriate or unprofessional conduct can destroy a professional reputation that took years to build. Bar complaints forwarded to a grievance committee must be handled in an appropriate and effective manner. An adverse ruling or decision can suspend or even terminate a livelihood. I will help you to navigate the confusing set of grievance procedures and secure the most favorable resolution based on the facts of the organization charged with oversight of your license.
I am proud and honored to serve fellow lawyers in need of representation before The Florida Bar.
Aspiring legal students seeking acceptance to the Bar
I assist law school graduates where past alleged criminal allegations, school honor code and conduct violations or other issues may impact the acceptance into the Florida Bar. Very often, if the Bar is concerned about improprieties in the application. they will insist on an interview. Representation for such an inquiry is critical.
Health care professionals / Stock Brokers / Real Estate Agents /Educators
I represent professionals before the State regulatory commissions facing disciplinary proceedings.