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Traveling Tips Prescription Drugs Controlled Substances

If you plan on traveling with any prescription medication here is a tip that you should follow to avoid your dream trip turning into a nightmare.  To be clear it is not illegal to travel with your prescription medication.  However, you can get into hot water if you take your medication out of the prescription bottle and transport the medicine without the prescription. A search of your person or bag at an airport can lead to your arrest for the crime of possession of a controlled substance.  While you would have a valid prescription for the medication the officer conducting … Continue reading…

Hiring West Palm Beach Defense Lawyer

Finding a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer can be an arduous task for anyone who needs help navigating through the criminal justice system.  Our nation’s court system is very complex, and in most cases the best way to protect your rights is to hire an attorney.  Small procedural errors can be very damaging to the outcome of a case.  Hiring the right Criminal Defense Lawyer can have a drastic affect on the outcome a criminal case. One of the first questions people ask when looking to hire an attorney is how much does it cost?  All cases are different … Continue reading…

BUI – Boating Under the Influence

Anyone who goes on a boat should be aware of the crime Boating Under the Influence, commonly referred to as BUI.  Living in South Florida has its advantages, including boating out on the water on a beautiful sunny day.  People often times equate boating with having a couple drinks and that there is nothing to worry about because they are out on the water.  This is not the case.  The BUI standard is the exact same as the DUI standard. It is not per se illegal to have a couple of drinks and captain a boat.  However, it is illegal … Continue reading…

New York Police Officer Involved in Biker Range Rover Attack

In New York City, it made national news when a group of bikers attacked and beat the driver of a Range Rover.  The incident was captured on video, which help lead to the arrest and prosecution of some of the assailants. However, in an even more bizarre twist there were at least two undercover off-duty police officers riding with the bikers that day.  One of the off-duty police officers has been arrested for his role in the incident.  The off-duty NYPD officer is allegedly shown on video smashing the rear window of the Range Rover.  This officer allegedly did not … Continue reading…

James Whitey Bulger Found Guilty

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was just recently convicted on 31 of 32 counts following his seven week long federal jury trial.  He will not be sentenced until November 11 of this year.  However, based upon the counts he was found guilty of it appears that he will now spend the remainder of his life in prison. This brings closure to a case that has been ongoing for over 16 years.  James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was on the lam since the mid-nineties when he went on the run after he being tipped off that he was about to be federally indicted.  He was … Continue reading…

Ariel Castro Sentence Similar to Paul Michael Merhige

Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.  It is not very often that a defendant will plead guilty to such serious crimes so quickly including murder and kidnapping.  A murder and kidnapping case can easily spend up to a couple of years in the legal system before an end result is reached.  However, part of the reason that he pleaded guilty so quickly was that the prosecution agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for the plea to life. This is not entirely uncommon for the prosecution to stop seeking the death … Continue reading…

Oscar Pistorius Stand Your Ground

Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder.  This case has grabbed the attention of the international media because he was a recent participant in the Olympics and set the world record for the Paralympic games in the men’s 400 meters.  He was often referred to by the nickname ‘Blade Runner’ because of the prosthetic he had. There have been rumors from some media outlets that he shot his girlfriend because he thought she was a random person invading his home.  If this case were in Florida, there could potentially be a Stand Your Ground motion brought on his behalf. Here … Continue reading…

David Petraeus Affair Criminal

The David Petraeus affair has captured the attention of the national media and been all over the news the past week.  On the news there was a recent topic of whether the affair that the decorated General conducted was a crime. The David Petraeus affair is unique in that he holds a position that deals with very sensitive and highly classified information.  If the affair resulted in the leak of any of this information he could be charged criminally.  Additionally, the David Petraeus affair is unique because he was an active General in the military when the affair occurred.  The … Continue reading…

Sealing or Expunging your Record Finding Job Employment

Finding a job in this difficult economy can be a daunting task.  The associated press reported that the employment rate for this past August fell from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent.  However, the drop in the employment only occurred because the number of people who had been looking for work fell.  This means that there is still the same amount of unemployed people in the country.  It only means that many people have been looking for jobs for so long with no success that they have become frustrated to the point that they have given up on their job search. … Continue reading…

Administrative Expunction Wrongful Arrest

There is a little known Florida Statute titled Administrative Expunction. F.S. 943.0581. This is statute is unique compared to the other Florida expungement statutes because there is no limit to how many times a person can obtain an administrative expungement. Under the regular expunction statutes a person is generally limited to a one expunction in their life. The administrative expunction is unique because it deals with wrongful arrests or arrests made by mistake. If you were wrongfully arrested or arrested by mistake you may qualify for an administrative expunction. Administrative expunctions deal only with non-judicial arrest records. This means that … Continue reading…