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  • Medical Professionals in Miami Charged with Medicare Fraud According to a release from the Department of Justice, Miami psychiatrist Roger Rousseau is facing allegations of Medicare fraud after he was arrested in Miami in mid-July. He and six other therapists were arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit $63.7 million in fraudulent actions.Rousseau was the medical director of Health Care Solutions Network (HCSN) which...
  • DUI Arrest Records | Clearing Criminal Record | Sealing and Expungement The strict DUI penalties in Florida make it mandatory that those convicted of DUI pay hefty fines, be on probation, serve prison time, put in hours of community work, have their licenses revoked, and/or take courses in DUI schools. But the consequences of the drunk driving conviction continue to haunt the drivers even after they...
  • DUI Checkpoints in Florida: Citizens’ Rights vs. State Authority Drunk driving checkpoints are a contentious issue in many states. This includes Florida, where law enforcement officials conduct DUI checkpoints with regularity. As recent news demonstrates, it is vital to understand one’s rights and responsibilities under Florida law and the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment to recognize a violation of rights. How a Tennessee College Student’s...
  • DUI Cases in Florida There are certain driving habits that could lead drivers to be suspected of drunk driving. Sometimes these are seen by other motorists who contact law enforcement. But they may also be observed by a nearby or responding officer. Keep in mind that even if not intoxicated when pulled over, it’s important to remain calm and...
  • Palm Beach County's DUI Diversion Program. No Mandatory DUI Conviction PALM BEACH COUNTY 1st Time DUI Offender Program If you have been charged with DUI, you may be eligible for the Palm Beach County 1st Time DUI Offender Program. Upon entering the Palm Beach County 1st Time DUI Offender Program, the DUI will be Nolle Prossed (dropped) and you must enter a plea of Guilty to Reckless...
  • When a Prescription Overdose is Fatal and You’re Charged with Manslaughter Approximately 100 people die from prescription overdoses every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In some cases, the overdose will be traced back to negligence or ill deeds of the prescribing physician, who may subsequently face manslaughter charges. When Prescription Drug Use Turns Fatal Drug overdose...
  • Important Decisions in Every Federal Criminal Case Anyone who is accused of a federal crime, regardless of whether they are an American citizen or not, has constitutional rights and needs to make important decisions.The following are the core decisions that need to be made that are critical to the outcome of the case: Everyone has the right to an attorney before any interrogation or at...
  • Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Laws are in the Limelight (Again) The George Zimmerman case has brought a resurgence of attention to “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws and how they can impact a criminal case. The law basically relieves individuals of having to retreat when attacked and allows them to defend themselves without fear of legal retaliation. Understanding Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law Florida Statute 776.013...
  • New Task Force Targets Organized Retail Crime Organized retail theft costs American stores and retailers approximately $30 billion a year, according to Florida Today. Organized criminal enterprises have realized that they can still reap billions of dollars without taking the risks of facing mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking.Federal and state officials are revving up their efforts to address the problem of...
  • Legal Defense Against Police Brutality When an officer uses more force than necessary to retain a suspect, it’s considered “use of excessive force.” In fact, the Miami Police Department has been under legal scrutiny for its use of excessive force. The U.S. Justice Department conducted a long investigation into the police department, and found several unjustified police-involved shootings, as well...
  • Unlawful Search and Seizure The Fourth Amendment protects the public from unlawful searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. If you were charged with a DUI, and an officer had performed a search and seizure without adequate cause, you may be able to challenge the charges based on the illegal search and seizure defense. Search and Seizure: The Details...
  • Broward County Criminal Defense Mortgage Fraud Atty | Criminal Lawyer FBI statistics indicate that there were approximately 47,000 mortgage fraud reports in 2007, representing more than a 30% increase from 2006 and double the amount reported in 2000. Over the past decade mortgage fraud has resulted in more than $1 billion in losses. Government law enforcement officials from a variety of agencies have become very aggressive...