Tag Archives: criminal law

The Ins and Outs of Miranda Rights

By | March 14, 2016

As with many things in life, legal actions depend heavily on the details. Some of the most basic details in criminal cases revolve around how and when the police advise a suspect of his or her rights. Commonly referred to as Miranda rights, these warnings stem from the 1966 trial of a Mexican immigrant who confessed to charges… Read More »

What To Do (and What To Avoid) After A DUI Arrest

By | January 13, 2016

Nobody plans to be arrested for drunk driving, which means a lot of people have no idea what steps they should take in the wake of a DUI arrest. Between talking to the police, finding legal counsel, planning for the weeks ahead and helping prepare for trial, figuring out the best steps to take after an arrest can… Read More »

3 Myths About Fighting a Traffic Ticket

By | January 13, 2016

If you’re like most adults, odds are you’ve seen the red and blue cherries in your rearview mirror at some point in your life. Because the majority of drivers have been pulled over at one point or another, most people are willing to open up about their experiences and share some advice about how best to get out… Read More »

Will the Expansion of Gambling Increase Crime in Miami?

By | January 5, 2016

Many consider gambling as harmless fun. A number of people enjoy “gambling” in the country, and Miami is certainly no different. It can be a way for people to merely enjoy themselves, spend some money, and hope to win some, too! On the other hand, from financially crippling addictions to a wide variety of crimes, gambling certainly isn’t… Read More »

I’ve Confessed to a Crime – Now What?

By | November 10, 2015

In the majority of situations, speaking to law enforcement authorities without legal counsel is a mistake that can seriously jeopardize your criminal defense case. When the police have detained you, however, it’s normal to feel afraid, overwhelmed, and anxious about your freedom and your future. When people experience the pressure cooker situation of an arrest or incarceration, they… Read More »

How You Can Become a DUI Lawyer

By | August 13, 2015

DUI or driving under influence is becoming an increasingly common criminal offence which involves persons driving motor vehicles under the effect of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication. A driver can be convicted of DUI when he/she is found with blood alcohol content exceeding the legal levels i.e. between 0.05% and 0.08% (depending on the jurisdiction). An intensified… Read More »

How You Can Get Arrested for Someone Else’s Crime (and How to Avoid It)

By | August 26, 2011

If you’re a lawyer, there are great advantages to understanding criminal law. After all, a defense attorney should have an intimate knowledge of criminal law if they plan on helping their clients – for them, it’s part of their everyday business. But what about people who aren’t lawyers, people who are simply interested in the law? What possible… Read More »

Drunk Driving and Other Arrests

By | September 20, 2010

With the summer almost here and in anticipation of those fine weekends which we will be enjoying crabs and beer and going to the ocean for fun and relaxation, the Maryland State Police are out there looking for the drunk driver. With their speed traps, sobriety check points, and the staking out of watering holes, they will amass… Read More »