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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  • Listen to Your Friends: "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk!" An Arizona teenager is facing DUI manslaughter charges resulting from a crash that killed a friend.  Derren Gary Teran was charged just before Christmas with one count of DUI vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and two counts of DUI causing injury for the March 2013, crash that killed 18-year-old Victor Regalado Jr.  Teran and Regalado...
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense co-sponsored Mastering Scientific Evidence in New Orleans. LA from March 21-23, 2013.  The seminar featured presentations from some of the best DUI Defense Attorneys from around the country.  The faculty was very impressive.  I learned a lot and came back fired up...
  • 49ers Player Released From Team After Third DUI San Francisco 49ers player, Aldon Smith, was dropped from the team after being arrested for DUI, hit-and-run, and vandalism on Thursday. The football star allegedly struck a parked car while parking, damaged the same car with his door, and then left his vehicle. Police officers were called to the scene and later arrested Smith following...
  • Miami Decriminalizes Possession of Pot - Police Can Issue a $100 Fine - Arrests Can Still be Made for Some Cases Miami, FL (July 22, 2015) – Possession of marijuana is one of the most common criminal charges in the U.S. Possession of small amounts of marijuana account for 10% of all cases filed in the criminal justice system. Many celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Macauley Culkin, Bill Muray, and Louis Armstrong, have picked up pot charges. But...
  • Crime Lab Chemist Reassigned As Internal Investigation Gets Underway FORT LAUDERDALE (March 5, 2014) – Kelli McDonald, a Broward sheriff’s crime lab chemist in the is the subject of another investigation into missing drugs. As a result, prosecutors are reviewing her cases and asking that evidence she analyzed in pending criminal trials be retested. McDonald’s started to work in the crime lab in 2006,...
  • Doctor Busted for Selling Oxycodone Out of Motel Room A West Palm Beach doctor was busted on April Fool’s Day after Palm Beach County Sheriff deputies caught him selling oxycodone prescriptions for out of a cut-rate motel room.Dr. Jeffrey Matfus, 66, was living at the motel and was writing prescriptions for cash. Deputies found out about Matfus’ drug dealing Monday and scheduled an appointment...
  • State Stipulates to Bond in Case of Father Accused of Murder MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two years ago, Yosi Mahlab was labeled a babykiller, accused of the worst possible crime — murdering his own son who was just 4 months old. Police said his son, Tavon, had a skull fracture.In a stunning development, the attorney for Mahlab revealed to CBS 4 News that there was no skull...
  • Robert Malove Selected to SuperLawyers Again in 2015 This is pretty cool!  I have been selected again to be listed in the directory of Florida SuperLawyers. It is nice to be recognized for my professional accomplishments. We take pride in helping people protect their freedom and get their lives back on track.