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Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm Beach County. If you were one of those 14 people who were arrested for a DUI, you need to call a good Palm Beach County DUI attorney – if you haven’t done so already. You have rights and you may be able to get that DUI charge dismissed. There are many ways an experienced DUI lawyer can get your case thrown out. Here are some defenses a good DUI lawyer will use: ILLEGAL STOP AND SEARCH – A driver cannot be stopped unless the police officer has a reasonable and probable cause to… […]

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Illegal Immigrant Crimes in Lake Worth and West Palm Beach, Florida

Illegal Immigrant Crimes in Lake Worth and West Palm Beach, Florida

Illegal immigration is the movement of people across a national border that violates the immigration laws of the country. Illegal immigrants are also known as illegal aliens or “non-citizens” to differentiate them from legal aliens. Between 12 and 20 million illegal immigrants are estimated to be living in the United States. There are between 2 and 3 million illegal immigrants in Florida. What Happens When An Immigrant Is Arrested in Palm Beach County For many minor crimes, especially involving juveniles, an individual may be not arrested and only a small percent of those arrested are brought to the courts for trial. More serious crimes like drugs, DUI, assault, theft, animal cruelty and weapons charges can result in multiple criminal charges if you reside in the United States illegally. The consequences… […]

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Family Law in Palm Beach County – Child Custody

Family Law in Palm Beach County – Child Custody

Child custody or child guardianship are the legal terms that describe the relationship between a parent and his or her child, the right of the parent to make decisions for the child and the parent’s duty to take care of the child. There isn’t a more sensitive, emotional or acrimonious area of family law than this. Family law proceedings that involve residence and contact of children often cause bitter disputes. Some parents cooperate when it comes to sharing their children and resort to mediation to settle a dispute, but other cases pit one parent against another. There are mutual accusations including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, brain washing, sabotage and manipulation. The 15th Circuit  Family Court in Palm Beach County is busy with child custody hearings every day. The outcome… […]

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Did You Break the Law on Spring Break?

Did You Break the Law on Spring Break?

Spring break is here. After one of the coldest winters on record, thousands of people are heading south to Palm Beach County next week for some much-needed R & R. That means sun, surf, beach, golf, tennis, parties and nightclubs. It can also mean flashing lights, handcuffs, jail and bail – if you get arrested. Have you ever heard of the old saying, “Come to Florida on vacation and leave on probation?” Unfortunately, it is true for many out-of-staters. The most common crimes during spring break in Palm Beach County are: DUI, drunk & disorderly conduct, drug possession, shoplifting, theft, assault, weapons offenses and solicitation of prostitution. If you are charged with a misdemeanor DUI, you will go to the Palm Beach County Jail for the night and be required… […]

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Marijuana Grow Houses in Palm Beach County

Marijuana Grow Houses in Palm Beach County

A grow house is a home, warehouse or garage that is used for the production of marijuana and is usually located in a suburban residential neighborhood. The houses are typically outfitted with sophisticated hydroponic equipment to provide water, food and light for the plants. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water without soil. The houses themselves are kept in good condition so that they blend in with the neighborhood. Illegal electrical hookups are a common feature of grow houses. They save money and make it harder for authorities to identify them due to a spike in electrical usage. Florida – Grow House, U.S.A. Indoor marijuana manufacturing is on the rise in Florida. The state is second behind California in the burgeoning business. Palm Beach County ranks right behind… […]

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Sex Crimes in Palm Beach County

Sex Crimes in Palm Beach County

What is a sex crime? It is defined in different ways depending on jurisdiction and state. Different types of sex crimes in Palm Beach County include non-consensual, forced physical sexual behavior like rape or sexual assault, psychological forms of abuse like sexual harassment, stalking, human trafficking and indecent exposure, and the use of a position of trust for sexual purposes like pedophilia, pederasty, sexual assault and incest. It is a major area of crime in Palm Beach County and the category is growing each year. Computer-based sex crimes have been a primary reason for the increase in these charges. These particular sex crimes include child pornography, obscene material, dissemination and on-line solicitation. There are many instances – however – when innocent people are wrongly accused of sex crimes. Simply being… […]

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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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Palm Beach County DUI Checkpoint Tips – How To Protect Your Rights

Palm Beach County DUI Checkpoint Tips – How To Protect Your Rights

Police departments from Miami to Palm Beach Gardens are setting up roadside checkpoints tonight to make sure motorists are operating safe vehicles and are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Palm Beach Gardens police will conduct their DUI checkpoint along northbound lanes of U.S. 1 from 11 p.m. Friday 3/19 until 2 a.m. in the morning. The use of roadblocks is fraught with legal issues. The law enforcement agent is actually stopping you and any occupants in the vehicle without probable cause or reasonable suspicion a crime or traffic infraction was committed. This itself can be considered unconstitutional. Here are some important facts you need to know if you get caught up in a DUI roadside checkpoint: A driver can legally avoid a checkpoint location if he… […]

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Another Mortgage Scam Shocks Palm Beach County

Another Mortgage Scam Shocks Palm Beach County

A Boynton Beach couple, a Delray Beach man and a Miami woman were indicted in a $6 million mortgage scam yesterday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of Carlos Cano, 53, of Delray Beach, Robyn L. Colon, 34, of Boynton Beach, Jose L. Colon, 52, of Boynton Beach, and Maria L. Lozada, 40, of Miami. The four are accused of defrauding three banking institutions and other lenders of more than $6 million in loans. Lozada used her company, Southeast Florida Marketing, to receive mortgage proceeds and cash rent payments derived from fraudulently acquired properties, according to the U.S. Attorney’s report. She recruited Cano and the Colons to pose as purchasers who submitted loan applications with false statements about their intent to live in the properties, their employment and assets.… […]

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5 Ways To Beat a DUI Charge in Palm Beach County

5 Ways To Beat a DUI Charge in Palm Beach County

It may seem like the end of the world when you get charged with a DUI – but it’s not. There are many ways a good Palm Beach County defense attorney can get your case thrown out. The faster you have legal representation after a DUI arrest, the better your chances are for a dismissal and expungement. Here are some defenses a good DUI lawyer will use to get your charge dismissed. ILLEGAL STOP AND SEARCH – A driver cannot be stopped unless the police officer has a reasonable and probable cause to believe that a law has been broken. Weaving without crossing any lines is not a violation of the law – you cannot be stopped and your vehicle cannot be searched because of this. INACCURATE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING… […]

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