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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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Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney: Backpage.com Can Put You on the Front Page

Backpage.com leads to a rise in arrests for solicitation of prostitution in Palm Beach County, FL. Backpage.com is a website that caters to prostitution, escorts, unlawful massages and other acts that lead to criminal arrests for many people throughout Palm Beach County, FL, reports Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew D. Stine. The website Backpage.com is also notorious for undercover law enforcement officials, who also troll the pages to set up those who want to engage in illegal activity like solicitation of prostitution. Yes, law enforcement officers set up fake Backpage.com pages to lure unsuspecting men and bust them for wanting to pay for sex. The undercover officers place ads on Backpage.com offering themselves for sex acts in exchange for money. The citizen telephones the number provided on the advertisement… […]

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Palm Beach County Defense Lawyer: Local Traffic Stops Are Often Based on Race

Palm Beach County has seen growing disparity between pulling over blacks and whites in traffic stops, reports criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine. The real motive for officers pulling over motorists throughout Palm Beach County, Fla. for not wearing their seat belts has nothing to do with the officers looking out for motorist safety. But the stop by the officers has everything to do with what other crimes they can manufacture after the stop has taken place, says criminal lawyer Andrew Stine. Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a report that calls on the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Palm Beach County Commissioners to take action because of the alarming rate at which black residents of Palm Beach County, Fla. are stopped by law enforcement officers for not wearing… […]

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Florida Based DUI Defense Attorney Andrew Stine Offers Advice on DUI

Hiring an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney is a Good Investment Costs of a DUI conviction are far more than jail time or probation, says West Palm Beach DUI defense attorney, Andrew Stine, so the charge is worth fighting. If you’re arrested for DUI in Florida, you should be concerned about more than just having your license suspended and possibly serving jail time. Those facing DUI charges also face many financial penalties, if they are convicted, according to West Palm Beach DUI defense attorney Andrew Stine, who recently appeared in a DUI conviction in Florida Google+ hangout. Stine says there are many penalties for a driver after a DUI conviction, including: · Possible jail sentence and lost income during that time, · Probation and associated costs, · Fees for Mothers Against… […]

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Palm Beach DUI lawyer States FL Supreme Court to Rule on Punishment for Breathalyzer Refusal

Palm Beach DUI lawyer Attorney Andrew Stine discusses a pending Supreme Court decision about whether it’s constitutional to punish a driver for refusing a breath test. The Florida Supreme Court will answer a very important legal issue regarding DUI’S in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court will decide whether or not it is constitutional to criminally punish a driver for refusing to submit to a breath-alcohol test, when the stopping officer conducting the breath test does not have a warrant to request the driver’s breath be examined. Under Florida law, law enforcement officers and prosecutors have long taken advantage of Section 316.1939 of the Florida General Statutes, which is known as refusal to submit to a breath test. Section 316.1939, refusal to submit to a breath test, provides in pertinent part… […]

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Criminal Defense Law Is All About Changing Clients’ Lives Says West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer

West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Andrew Stine is devoted to protecting the liberty of his clients, no matter the criminal charges or the situation they find themselves in. An allegation of a criminal act can impact a person life in many ways. The criminal defense attorney’s job is to focus on the client and preserve his or her liberty and freedoms, says West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine, who spoke about his work and how he helped one client in particular charged with drunk driving in a recent Google+ hangout. Stine has been practicing criminal defense law since 2001 and opened his own office in 2003. Stine says, his job is the same in all of his cases. “It doesn’t matter what the person has been charged… […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney Outlines Why People Get Arrested in Palm Beach County

Certain violations are targeted by local law enforcement, but with the right criminal defense charges can be dismissed and the records expunged or sealed. In Palm Beach County, Florida citizens are most likely to get arrested for one of the following criminal matters: 1. Driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked; 2. Violation of a driver’s license restriction; 3. No valid or expired registration; 4. No valid driver’s license; 5. No proof of automobile insurance; 6. Resisting an officer without violence; 7. Trespass; retail theft; 8. open container; 9. Possession of marijuana; 10. Possession of drug paraphernalia; 11. Prostitution; 12. Solicitation of prostitution; 13. Battery 14. Petit theft and 15. DUI. Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts’ internal statistics shows that the above named criminal offenses comprise over 75% of… […]

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Pulled Over for DUI? West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Has Suggestions

West Palm Beach DUI defense lawyer Andrew Stine says if you are pulled over for a DUI, you should be courteous but refuse to answer any of the officer’s questions. Many of us will be going out and seeing family and friends through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. DUI defense attorney Andrew Stine suggests that if you’ve been pulled over and asked questions about whether or not you have been drinking alcohol or asked to take field sobriety tests, you should refuse to answer any of the Law Enforcement Officer’s questions about consuming alcoholic beverages and should also refuse to perform any and all sobriety roadside test. In a recent Google+ hangout Stine says, even though you shouldn’t answer questions about whether or not you have consumed alcoholic beverages… […]

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