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Palm Beach Defense Lawyer: State Offers No Love to 18 Year Old Who Played Doctor

The Office of the State Attorney wants Malachi Love Robinson to accept a plea bargain that would put him in jail for three years for operating his clinic. Andrew D. Stine, West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney reports that Malachi Love Robinson, the 18 year old who “played doctor,” according to the Office of the State Attorney in and for Palm Beach County Florida has again been the center of many national news sources. Malachi Love Robinson, also known as Dr. Love, was in court this week and the assistant state attorney announced that the State of Florida is requesting that Dr. Love plead guilty in exchange for 3 years in the Florida Department of Corrections with 5 years of probation to follow the prison sentence. The State believes they… […]

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Palm Beach Defense Attorney: DCF Has a Reputation for Breaking Up Families

According to criminal defense lawyer Andrew Stine, DCF has earned a reputation for using underhanded tactics to remove children from their homes. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has a nefarious reputation throughout Florida for illegally removing children from their families, reports Andrew D. Stine, Palm Beach defense attorney. DCF will receive a report through the “hotline” regarding child abuse, child endangerment or child neglect and then use underhanded tactics in their investigation of the allegations. Several investigation tools used by DCF allow for the “child” to be interviewed, without the parents even knowing about the investigation let alone the interview. Schools are a favorite place for DCF to use this underhanded tactic in their bag of investigative tools. DCF likes to show up at elementary schools, middle schools… […]

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West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Florida Concealed Weapons Law

Criminal defense lawyer Andrew Stine clarifies Florida concealed weapons laws and describes when carrying a concealed firearm is illegal. In Florida, the estimated number of firearms is well over 16 million. Guns are a way of life for many Floridians, says West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine. Firearm ownership has been on a sharp increase over the past 7 years, not only in Florida but throughout America. So what does Florida law say about carrying a concealed firearm? Under section 790.01(2), Florida Statutes, the law provides that “a person who carries a concealed firearm (without a concealed firearms permit) on or about his or her person commits a felony of the third degree.” Under Florida law, a “concealed firearm” is defined as “any firearm . . . which… […]

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Florida Passes Law to Save Kids and Pets in Cars, Says Palm Beach Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine reports on a law passed by the Florida Legislature protecting citizens who break into locked cars to save kids and pets. The Florida Legislature passed a new law that allows Good Samaritans to forcefully enter any unattended motor vehicle without civil liability, if they reasonably believe the vehicle is locked and any vulnerable person or any domestic animal is in danger, reports West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine. Under this new Florida law, the “vulnerable person” definition is tied to the same meaning in Florida General Statue 435.02. Under Fla. Gen. Stat. 435.02 “vulnerable person” basically means a “minor child.” Domestic animal under the new statute is defined as any animal that may be kept as a household pet, but does not include… […]

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Palm Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer: Responding Sheriffs Are There to Make an Arrest

When law enforcement arrives after a 911 domestic violence call, it’s not to act as marriage counselors or therapists. They are there to take someone to jail. In Palm Beach County, FL when a domestic disturbance is called into law enforcement officials through the 911 system or through the non-emergency number, police must respond, says Palm Beach domestic violence lawyer Andrew D. Stine. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is not responding to the domestic violence call in order to be a marriage counselor or family therapist. The deputy sheriff is responding to the domestic violence call to take someone to jail; and if children are present in the home, DCF will be notified by the responding officer. Palm Beach County has a “must arrest” policy on all domestic battery… […]

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Palm Beach Defense Attorney to Defend 18-Year Old Charged With Posing as Doctor

Criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine explains Florida law about who can and cannot legally open a medical clinic in the state. West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew D. Stine is defending Malachi Love-Robinson, the 18 year old criminally charged with posing as a doctor. The full story will be told at trial, but in order to appreciate what is happening now, in this Palm Beach County criminal case that has captured national attention, you must first understand Florida law, as it applies to “who can open a clinic or a doctor’s office” in the State of Florida, and what a medical doctor does under his or her license. In Florida, there is “No requirement” that the clinic, doctor’s office or other medical facility be owned and incorporated by a… […]

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Andrew D. Stine Talks About His Client – Malachi A. Love-Robinson

Teen Who Allegedly Posed As a Doctor Says His Intentions Were Pure Did an 18-year old West Palm Beach resident practice medicine without a license? That’s the question we plan to discuss today with Andrew D. Stine, the defense attorney defending the young man accused. West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine about what Florida law states with regard to owning a medical clinic and practicing medicine in the state of Florida. Read more

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Criminal Defense Attorney Explains How to Reduce a Florida Criminal Sentence

Those arrested need honest advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer to try to obtain the lightest sentence, says West Palm Beach attorney Andrew Stine Many of those facing criminal charges in Florida face the possibility of spending time in prison, possibly many years depending on the alleged crime. West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine in a Google+ Hangout says that there are different ways to address that possibility but no matter the situation, he says one thing remains the same, his honesty with his client. Whether a client wants to discuss a possible plea bargain or try to convince a judge to deviate from the sentencing guidelines, his approach is the same. “The most important thing is to be truthful with the client.” “I’m not a magician.… […]

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Palm Beach Drug Defense Lawyer: The State Will do Anything to Get a Conviction

Palm Beach County enforcement officers often use questionable tactics that are supported by prosecutors says West Palm Beach defense attorney Andrew Stine. Arrests for drug possession, sale of drugs, manufacturing of drugs, or trafficking in illegal substances has always been at the forefront of those in the law enforcement communities throughout Palm Beach County, FL. The “drug epidemic” has been at the tip of the spear for local and state officials in Florida for decades. Palm Beach County, and little cities like Delray Beach, FL have become known as the “drug recovery” capital of America. Those same locations in Florida have always been synonymous with titles like “cocaine cowboy” and the “pill mill” capital of America. The driving factors for illegal drug use vary from economic pressures to peer pressures.… […]

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“Can I Get My Time Reduced?” is Often Asked of Criminal Defense Lawyers

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine answers the question for his clients with an eye to a bridge to a better life. As a criminal defense lawyer, I am often asked questions by my clients, about getting their “time” reduced if they take responsibility for their actions. The conversation many times comes up after the accused is confronted with evidence that shows they likely committed the crime but not always. Believe it or not, many times those accused of criminal offenses are sorrowful for their actions and want to make amends for their wicked ways with the coercion of inculpatory evidence. When these heart to heart conversations take place between a criminal defense attorney and the accused a path to hopefully a better life is being bridged. In… […]

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