Criminal Defense Blog
Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law
If you’re involved in a federal investigation, then it’s something you should take extremely seriously. Even if you think you did nothing wrong, do not assume you can ignore the situation in hopes of making it go away. Regardless of the reason for your involvement...
After being placed in custody for a crime, everything seems to move fairly quickly. You appear before a magistrate judge, where you are advised of the charges being made against you; your attorney argues for bail (see August blog), and then you need to be arraigned on...
After being placed in custody for a crime, everything seems to move fairly quickly. You appear before a magistrate judge, where you are advised of the charges being brought against you; your attorney argues for bail (see August blog), and then you need to be arraigned...
Credit card fraud is a term used to refer to a broad range of crimes - involving theft or fraud committed while using a credit card, or other similar payment mechanism, as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. Generally, the purpose of these crimes is to get...
To an outsider, guilty pleas and no contest pleas often look identical. When it comes to sentencing and conviction, they are treated the same way. However, each option can produce substantially different outcomes, so it’s important to understand how either choice will...
You’ve probably heard of being released on bail, but have you heard of being released on your own recognizance? Read on to find out what this type of release means for you as the defendant. Release on your own recognizance is often shortened to ROR. To understand...
Unlike what some people think - “cutting a deal” with the prosecution is not just for the guilty. An innocent person may decide to enter into an advantageous agreement with the government because it is in their best interest; because the risk of losing at trial and...
Criminal law is a complex topic, especially when you’re considering your options as the defendant in a criminal case. Many legal terms are similar or even interchangeable, and it’s crucial to consider the consequences of every possible verdict. One question that...
You’ve been arrested on federal charges—what now? Unless you plan on staying in custody, you (and your attorney) must be familiar with the federal bail process to plan out your next steps. What You Can Expect at Your First Hearing After you’ve been arrested, you’ll be...
The concept of probable cause is an important part of the law, protecting people from unlawful search, seizure, and arrest. It requires that police officers have a legitimate legal reason to search property, seize property, or arrest an individual. It is an...
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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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