When a big criminal case makes the news or legal changes are happening in Washington or Tallahassee, you can learn more about it by reading our criminal defense news. We look behind the headlines to bring you the facts that matter to you.

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  • Polo Tycoon John Goodman Wins New Trial in DUI Manslaughter Case After his client, John Goodman the multi-millionaire founder of the International Polo Club, was found guilty and sentenced to 16-years in prison for DUI manslaughter, nationally renown Miami-based criminal defense attorney extraordinaire, Roy Black never gave up.  Proving that hard work and going the extra mile pays off, on May 3, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge...
  • DUI Sobriety Check Point Tonight - 3600 Commercial Blvd Because the Florida Supreme Court has mandated prior announcement of selective law enforcement activities, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release stating that DUI Task Force and district personnel, along with with police other agencies and surrounding municipalities, will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint operation tonight at 3600 W. Commercial Blvd.  The press...
  • New Florida Law Lets DUI Defendants Keep Their Driver's License Until recently, people arrested for DUI in Florida faced very stiff administrative penaties from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, however, new laws went into effect on July 1st.Under the old law, if someone took a breath test and blew a .08 BrAC or higher, or if they refused to take a chemical...
  • Former NFL Quarterback Bernie Kosar Arrested for DUI in Ohio According to police reports, former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar, 49, was arrested for DUI on September 29th.  Police said they stopped Kosar for speeding at about 2:45 a.m. ET on U.S. Route 422 and noticed “a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.”It is well documented by a number or scientific studies that the presence...
  • Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Malove Earns AVVO Top Contributor Honor Not all attorneys are created equal, and criminal defense attorney Robert Malove has recently set himself apart from the crowd by earning one of the AVVO attorney honors. This month, Robert was honored with Top Contributor status for 2013. This designation is reserved for attorneys who dedicate their time and knowledge to authoring legal guides...
  • Why Police Lie Under Oath The following article appeared in the New York Times on February 2, 2013.  I have re-read it a several times. Last month retired Broward county cops were found liable to the tune of $7M for framing a man sent to prison for 27-years.  Cops lie and they get arrested and convicted.  What do we do when...
  • Kennedy Family Member, Michael Skakel, Wins New Trial On October 23, a Connecticut judge ordered a new trial for Michael Skakel, nephew of Ethel Kennedy who was convicted and sentenced in 2002 to 20 years in prison in for the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old Greenwich neighbor who was bludgeoned to death with a golf club.Judge Thomas A. Bishop ruled that Skakel...
  • Florida Supreme Court to Let Voters Decide Medical Marijuana Issue A Florida Supreme Court ruling issued in January puts medical marijuana amendment on the November general election ballot.  If the amendment passes with at least 60 percent of the vote, state officials will have six months to sort out the details before patients can obtain medical marijuana without facing arrest.  The proposed amendment defines a...
  • Florida Breath Alcohol Testing Director Resigns Under Dark Cloud FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. (April 6)  — A scathing report that Florida Department of Law Enforcement manager Laura Barfield used her state-issued car to carry on an affair and charged thousands in personal expenses to her state credit card. Barfield was the head of Florida’s alcohol-testing program and an expert witness in DUI cases. For over 10...
  • Convicted CEO of Psychiatric Center Gets 25-year Prison Sentence In June, Karen Kallen-Zury, 60, the former CEO of Hollywood Pavilion psychiatric facility was convicted for her role in participating in a $67 million conspiracy to commit medicare fraud.  Kallen-Zury asked that she be sentenced to house arrest in her waterfront mansion. Instead, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to repay $40 millionHollywood...
  • Broward County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Imperato Arrested for DUI BOCA RATON, FL (November 6) – Broward County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Imperato was arrested late last night for DUI by Boca Raton Police. An anonymous call to the Boca PD at 9:50 p.m. described a white Mercedes-Benz, driving erratically in the area of 49 NE 2nd Street.  The caller thought the driver was impaired...
  • Florida Supreme Court hears argument DUI breath testing machine case TALLAHASSEE — State Supreme Court justices were in a quandary during oral argument Tuesday on a request from three defendants for access to software that runs the only breath testing machines certified for use in Florida. The defendants, all charged with drunken driving, believe the software can help them prove the machines are inaccurate. A...