Miami Criminal Law

Florida Assault against men
Is Assault Against Men Common in Florida?

Under Florida Statute 784.011 (2015),  an assault is defined as "an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other...

Accused of Domestic Violence? What A Lawyer Can Do For You
Accused of Domestic Violence? What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Every year, thousands of people become victims of Domestic Violence. It is estimated that the vast majority, about 85% of these victims, are women. From physical and emotional abuse to homicide, domestic violence is something that, unfortunately, affects many people in this country. As a...

Getting domestic violence Expunged from your past
Why Should I Attempt to Have My Domestic Violence Record Expunged?

When looking for employment or moving to a new area, having a clean and attractive criminal history is useful. People often make mistakes that lead to misdemeanors, so getting the crime expunged from your record can be the difference between gaining meaningful employment and struggling...

Stalking in Florida
What is the Definition of Stalking Under Florida Law?

When stalking comes to mind, we often picture dark hooded people lurking in the shadows, watching our every move. While stalking can look like this in some cases, it can take a multitude of other forms as well. Stalking is a serious criminal charge and...

nolle prosse
What Does Nolle Prosse Mean in a Domestic Violence Action?

From time to time we will receive calls regarding a Domestic Violence matter in which it is the Defendant's first offense and the witness either recants prior testimony or simply refuses to testify and/or cooperate with the prosecution. The best case scenario in a case...

Obtain Expunged Records
Sealed And Expunged Records: Who Can Obtain Them?

Mistakes happen in life, and, unfortunately, some of those mistakes lead to criminal charges or records. In some cases, however, it is possible to have a record expunged so that your criminal history is no longer public record.  When this occurs in the legal process,...

are attorney fees tax deductible
Are Attorney Fees Tax Deductible? On the Tax Deductibility of Attorney Fees

Are Attorney Fees Tax Deductible in a Divorce? A question that we are frequently asked is "Are Attorney Fees Tax Deductible?", or more specifically, whether divorce attorney fees deductible. Under the Internal Revenue Code § 262, no deduction shall be allowed for personal, living, or family expenses. So, attorney...