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Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law

The Events Surrounding Federal Search Warrants

The Events Surrounding Federal Search Warrants

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...

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Mistrials and Hung Juries

Mistrials and Hung Juries

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...

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Reasons Why You Need Legal Counsel 

Reasons Why You Need Legal Counsel 

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...

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When Do You Become An Accessory To A Crime?

When Do You Become An Accessory To A Crime?

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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Breaking Down Federal Criminal Forfeiture

Breaking Down Federal Criminal Forfeiture

Federal criminal forfeiture is a federal law that enables law enforcement agencies to seize assets that were either used in conjunction with illegal activity or were bought with money gained from illegal activity. According to the Department of Justice, the purpose of...

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Another Way To Reduce The Mandatory Minimum

Another Way To Reduce The Mandatory Minimum

In previous blogs, we discussed the purpose of federal sentencing guidelines, the reasoning of why they are used, and how your attorney may be able to reduce it below the mandatory minimum.  The purpose of this article is to explain a second way in which you and...

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How To Get Under The Mandatory Minimum

How To Get Under The Mandatory Minimum

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...

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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...

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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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