April 16, 2019

People ask from time to time, do I have to go to prison while my direct criminal appeal is pending? Shockingly, the answer is “not necessarily, it depends,” but many practitioners don’t know that their clients qualify for an “appellate bond” or how to ask for an “appel...

February 3, 2019

It’s not true. I don’t know when it started or who first perpetrated this legal nonsense, but contrary to popular belief a law enforcement officer does not have to read you your Miranda rights when they are arresting you. Miranda is not a necessary component of an arre...

January 23, 2019


         Plea bargains are evaluated based upon contract law. Typically, the courts make a legal determination to review for the basics: offer, acceptance, intent, and consideration. The idea is that there is a “bargained-for-ex...

January 8, 2019

After consulting with your attorney, if you decide that entering a plea is your best option regarding your case, then there some basic understandings you should have regarding the standard felony plea in Florida. One of those understandings you must possess and underst...

December 3, 2018

In Florida, if you are arrested and taken into custody, you may hear the following warning before any questioning begins:

You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can be used against you in court. You have the righ...

November 27, 2018

I am an attorney, not a magician. I don’t have a DeLorean that goes 88 mph, so I can go back to the future. I don’t have a TARDIS or some other Bill and Ted’s time traveling telephone booth. I don’t have any pixie dust, magic beans, or a wand that I can wave to magical...

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