What You Need to Know About Being Arrested for Underage Drinking

Florida’s underage drinking laws make it illegal for any person under 21 to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage. It’s not an uncommon offense  especially around school breaks and especially in Spring Break hot spots like Fort Lauderdale. During Spring Break, don’t be surprised to see a higher police presence in areas where underage drinking may occur.  Ft. Lauderdale beach Near drive-thru convenience or Read More →

Obama Administration Will Seek Stay on Judge’s Immigration Executive Order Ruling

In November 2014, President Obama announced the details of his long-awaited immigration executive order. It extended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). One day before the reform was supposed to go into action – and hundreds of immigrants would be allowed to apply for work permits and legal protections – Read More →

How to Perform a Broward County Inmate Search

If you hear that a friend or family member was arrested and taken to jail, search the Broward County inmate database. Once you locate him or her, you can get moving on their legal defense. Best Inmate Search Website: Broward Sheriff Office Perhaps the best website to visit when searching for an inmate in Broward County is the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) arrest search website Read More →

Homeland Security Creates Complaint Hotline for Undocumented Immigrants – But Judge Halts Immigration Policy

The Department of Homeland Security announced the establishment of a complaint hotline that undocumented immigrants can call. The memo specifically asks undocumented immigrants to inform the agency about their experiences if they believe that their rights were violated, or if they were treated in a manner that goes against the new Department of Homeland Security enforcement priorities. Homeland Security Complaint Hotlines for Undocumented Immigrants The Read More →

Florida Same-Sex Marriage Laws and Their Effects on Immigration

As of January 6, 2015, Florida has begun to legally allow and recognize same-sex marriages. Same-sex couples can now choose to marry in the state. Same-sex married couples in Florida are eligible for the same immigration-related benefits as opposite-sex married couples. Read on to learn more about how the new same-sex marriage laws in Florida and federally affect same-sex couples wishing to apply for a Read More →

What to Do If You’re Stopped by Campus Police

Some students are unsure of campus police’s responsibilities. They may wonder what authority they have. Are they the same as city or county police? Are they just security guards? These are common questions that students have, especially when they’re new to campus. Campus police have the same authority within their jurisdiction as other police officers in other jurisdictions. If they stop you, act as you Read More →

Learn the Facts of Underage DUIs in Florida

In Florida, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. Any alcohol consumption by an underage person is illegal. A person who is below the age of 21 and is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) more than .02 percent faces an arrest for driving under the influence, or DUI. The .08 percent BAC limit that applies to adult drinkers does not apply to an Read More →

Difference between Florida and Federal Criminal Charges

When a person is arrested, he probably wonders the charges he will face. Moreover, some aren’t sure whether they will face Florida criminal charges, or whether they will face federal criminal charges. State charges may apply in most cases; but in some cases, the accused could face more serious federal criminal charges. Federal Laws versus State Laws  Broadly, state laws apply in cases where the Read More →

Officials Cancel Thousands of Immigration Hearings

Federal immigration officials cancelled thousands of immigration hearings. Many of the persons involved in the immigration cases were waiting for hearings on deportations, work permits, green cards, and other related immigration issues. These people have not had any new dates scheduled yet, leaving many immigrants seeking legal status in limbo. The reason for the cancellation of such large numbers of hearings is reportedly the diversion Read More →

Charged with a Crime? Avoid These Top 7 Mistakes

If you have been charged with a crime in Fort Lauderdale, it’s important not to let panic take control and cause you to make mistakes that could exacerbate the situation. You’ll want to call a criminal lawyer, work with him or her to chart your plan of defense, and then abide by your lawyer’s advice to avoid hurting your case. Below are some of the Read More →