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As a Broward County criminal defense attorney, many of my drug-related cases involve individuals who after being pulled over for a routine traffic violation (i.e. speeding), were subsequently arrested for possessing a few (i.e. one or two) loose oxycodone or xanax pills without an accompanying prescription.
Should I hire an aggressive attorney or an honest attorney?
The criminal defense attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin routinely file Motions to Suppress in cases of Driving While Under the Influence (DUI). A Broward County Judge granted the following Motion suppressing the defendant’s breath test result in a recent DUI case. The Court found that law enforcement did not properly administer the Florida Implied Consent [...]
Recently arrested – Am I going to prison? As a Broward County criminal defense attorney, I oftentimes receive phone calls from potential clients who are (justifiably) concerned with the possibility of going to prison after a recent arrest or violation of probation. Hopefully this blog will quell some fears and misconceptions about the criminal justice [...]
I have created this brief cheat sheet citing factors a potential client should seek when hiring the BEST criminal defense attorney for their specific needs and wants.
Am I eligible for a downward departure sentence? As a Broward County criminal defense attorney, I oftentimes receives inquires concerning “downward departures” and when they are applicable in a criminal case. Florida Statute 921.0026 – Mitigating Circumstances – allows the sentencing Court to “downward depart” from the lowest permissible sentence (as calculated according to the [...]
The Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys at Lyons, Snyder & Collin were recently retained by a individual arrested for Driving While Under the Influence (DUI). Criminal lawyer Philip Snyder filed the following Motion to Suppress citing “No probable cause or reasonable suspicion to effectuate a traffic stop” and “No reasonable suspicion to submit to roadside [...]
As a criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I oftentimes receive inquiries regarding whether a client is eligible to seal or expunge their criminal record. I created this “cheat sheet” for my clients to understand the benefits of sealing or expunging a criminal record and the common reasons for denial.
As a criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I have many friends who ask me, “What should I do if I am stopped by the police and/or arrested?” As such, I have listed a few things to remember if you are placed in this unfortunate and unfamiliar situation.
As a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney, I frequently get asked the question, “What should I do if I am arrested for Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida?” and “Should I provide a breath sample?” The answers to these questions vary on a case by case basis; there is no universal or “foolproof” answer.