Criminal Defense Blog
Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law
Previously, we published a piece about bail bonds that detailed what they were, who was eligible, and how to obtain one. If you need to get caught up, you can read it here. Near the end of the article, we mentioned that the money you used to pay the bond has to be...
There tends to be a significant amount of confusion surrounding what an Arthur Hearing is and how it relates to bonds. One of the reasons for this is that it is essentially a bond hearing in Florida State Court for a charge that is non-bondable. Before we explain what...
Before we continue our conversation regarding bonds that we started last month, it is crucial to understand what they are for and why they exist. After getting charged with a crime, you will not go to trial immediately. During this time, you may be able to stay out of...
If someone you love has been charged with a crime, it is essential to understand that it may take months or years for the case to resolve. During that time, they may be eligible to stay out of jail. After they have been charged and detained, the defendant’s attorney...
The general impression is that federal crimes are more serious than state crimes. This is somewhat true in that there is a larger array of state crimes including misdemeanors and felonies and a large portion of them can usually be resolved with no time spent in jail....
Though we have discussed them, it is essential to quickly establish the grand jury’s role. A prosecutor makes a case in front of the grand jury, submits evidence, and questions witnesses. The prosecutor's evidence may likely have been obtained through a grand jury...
Imagine that you are at your home or office when federal agents (e.g., FBI, DEA, ATF) serve you with a search warrant. They may go through your belongings and seize property such as your computer and physical files. The experience is stressful and potentially...
There are different ways your case may be concluded. In addition to receiving a “not guilty” or “guilty” verdict, a judge may declare a mistrial—or the jury may not be able to deliver one. When that happens, the jury is said to be deadlocked, or you have a “hung...
It isn’t a myth. If you have been charged with a crime, contact legal counsel immediately. Does this sound straightforward? Absolutely. However, being questioned by law enforcement can be overwhelming and even disorienting. For example, some people may continue...
Some people may dismiss information about being charged with criminal activity because they believe they will never be in that position. But imagine that one of your closest friends explains to you that they have just committed a serious crime. Now that you know that...
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From offices in Miami, Attorneys Sabrina Puglisi and Dianne Caramés represent clients in federal courts throughout the United States, and in Florida state courts including Dade County, Broward County, and Monroe County. The law firm's focus is on federal and state criminal defense. Attorneys Puglisi and Caramés routinely represent clients in legal matters in county courthouses in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West, Florida.
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