Criminal Defense Blog
Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law
Per federal sentencing guidelines, there are mandatory minimum sentences connected with specific crimes. The basis for this is to ensure that if two people are charged with identical crimes that they will receive similar sentences—even if one was in Massachusetts and...
People who have been accused of crimes want and deserve to know the punishments they may face. This is a common question that gets raised—understandably so—when they meet with their criminal defense attorney. The answer to this question depends on who prosecutes...
A DUI on a boat is a BUI, which is short for boating under the influence. But people do ask how DUI laws apply to people who are operating a boat. They are essentially the same with some nuances. Many people don’t know there are specific BUI laws, or that there are...
In Florida, crimes are classified into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Understanding how certain crimes are classified and their potential penalties can make navigating the system easier in the unfortunate circumstance that you or a loved one are charged...
Misinformation about the breathalyzer test falls into two categories: myths about the laws regarding the test, and the various arguments you can make to overcome it. Florida Breathalyzer Laws Florida has an implied consent law. Driving is not a...
Believe it or not, criminals have different names depending on how they participated in a crime. The legal term for this is criminal actors, and different criminal actors may also experience different levels of culpability in a criminal case. There are many different...
The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases. Juries, then, are selected in a process known as “voir dire,” in which a group of both judges and attorneys determine a prospective juror’s competence and suitability...
You’re likely familiar with that old adage about the truth setting you free. When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, however, there can be obstacles to getting the truth out at trial. One of them is ‘hearsay’. In this blog, we’ll explain the legal concept of...
Wire fraud is a white-collar crime that occurs when someone uses interstate electronic communications to make false promises or representations with the intent to defraud another party. In this case, electronic communications consists of those made over the Internet,...
There will be nothing more difficult than either being found guilty at trial or pleading guilty and having to go to jail. Even if you do accept responsibility for your crime, it is fair to say that no one wants to ever have to serve even one day in jail. But what...
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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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