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How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorneys fight for what they believe in. If your defense attorney believes in your innocence, he or she will do the research and put forth the effort to ensure your vindication. Defense attorneys fight for the preservation and continuation of everyone’s constitutional rights. Due to the fact that the criminal justice system is so complex, it is almost impossible for a defendant faced with serious criminal charges to be vindicated without the aid of a competent defense attorney. Every criminal case is unique, which makes it imperative to hire an experienced and adequate defense attorney. It is important to recognize the countless amounts of variables involved in each case. A defendant must hire an attorney he or she can work with, believe in, and trust. The particulars in… […]

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Motion to Suppress Evidence in Michael Kagdis Case

Motion to Suppress Evidence in Michael Kagdis Case

There is rich. There is super rich. Then there is Palm Beach. Palm Beach, Florida is a world unlike anywhere else – an ultra-exclusive island awash with spectacular estates and fabulously manicured lawns. It is a place where new money and old money play all day and party all night long. There are a few towns in America that are wealthier than Palm Beach but there is no town with more history or snob appeal. Even the rich get into trouble now and then. So what happens when a Palm Beacher gets arrested? They don’t retain a gentleman attorney from their country club. They go across Royal Park Bridge and hire an aggressive street fighter from West Palm Beach. Michael Kagdis, a famous Palm Beach resident, is out on bail… […]

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Criminal Attorney Selection Process

Criminal Attorney Selection Process

If you are accused of a crime, your freedom, your family, your reputation, your immigration status, and your job may be at stake. The outcome you receive in the criminal justice system depends upon the experience and knowledge of the defense attorney you choose to represent you. With so many lawyers to choose from, how do you select the one that would serve your immediate needs and prepare you for the best defense possible? Consider the following steps to help you with the search for your criminal defense lawyer: Do a Google search for an attorney in the area where you were charged. The search must also include a specific charge you were charged with, for example: DUI in West Palm Beach, Drug Trafficking in Florida, etc. Narrow your search… […]

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For the Worst Crimes in Palm Beach County, Only the Best Attorney Will Do

For the Worst Crimes in Palm Beach County, Only the Best Attorney Will Do

When your reputation, your future, your record and your freedom are at stake, you need an experienced Palm Beach County lawyer who knows the law and local courts. Nothing else will do. Selecting the right criminal defense attorney will make a critical difference in your criminal defense case. You are making an investment in your future. How do I Find a Lawyer? You are already doing it by searching the Internet. Check the attorney’s website. Make sure the lawyer’s website mentions the crime you have been charged with. You need someone who is qualified and has the experience in your type of case. How Well Should the Attorney Know the Courts in Palm Beach County? Even though technology has changed the way many attorneys do business, nothing beats a local… […]

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Why You Need a Good Palm Beach County Criminal Attorney By Your Side

Why You Need a Good Palm Beach County Criminal Attorney By Your Side

This is what happens when you get arrested. First – you are sent to Palm Beach County Jail on Gun Club Road and you stay there until a bond can be set. Depending on the severity of the crime, your bond can be set automatically or you will have the right to appear before a judge within approximately 72 hours. Posting Bond You are entitled to a reasonable bond set by the court depending on the charge. A (bail) bond is a binding agreement to pay money to the court in the event you do not show up for court. It may either be a cash bond in smaller cases, or a surety bond if it is a serious charge. A surety bond is an alternative to cash bail. If… […]

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Ten Tips For Hiring A Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

I hope you never have to use this list. But if you ever need a criminal defense attorney in Palm Beach County, this is a good guideline to follow. If you get charged with a crime, you are going to need a criminal lawyer. It’s as simple as that. 1) Where Do I Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer? Phone books or on-line directories may help but they take time and you don’t have a lot of time. Your best bet is a personal referral, whether it is from a friend, family member or business associate. Talk to the lawyer over the phone first. Ask about their level of experience and determine the hourly rate before you sign anything. 2) Does the Location of the Lawyer Matter? Yes. Even though technology… […]

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What Does It Take to be a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Criminal defense is not an easy job. There are over 6,000 lawyers in Palm Beach County and less than 1,000 of them specialize in criminal law. A criminal defense attorney is a unique breed of lawyer – unlike anyone else. I have been practicing criminal law for a while and there are many things I have learned over the years. You need a commanding knowledge of the law and you need to be able to apply it to each case. You need to argue each case convincingly. You have to read minds and you have to be able to persuade a judge or jury. You have to think fast on your feet and you need a reputation as a fighter and a man who will go to bat for you.… […]

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