Stopped in Miami: Do You Know Your Constitutional Rights?

Miami criminal lawyers field a lot of questions, most of which deal with your rights. Despite the fact that 9/11 did serious damage to the Bill of Rights, particularly the 4thAmendment, we still have many legal protections against unreasonable searches and seizures and our 5th Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination. Understanding these rights can be the difference between freedom and time in the state’s custody. The right to be secure in your persons, houses, papers, and effects: The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that: “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be v

Cold Case Man Turns up 27 Years After TV Theft From Jewish Center

60 year old Randy Iannacone from Port St. Lucie, Fla. finally decided it was time to own up for a TV theft. There had been a warrant out for his arrest for 27 years since the theft took place in Connecticut from the Norwalk Jewish Center. The man was so determined to admit to the theft that he caught a plane from Miami to Connecticut to reach the local police station. When the theft took place, no doubt the TV would have been large and heavy as many televisions were nearly 3 decades ago but Iannacone had never been caught despite being custodian for the property at the time. The amazing thing about the whole incident was that Iannacone still had the letter which told him there was a warrant

Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Go with Me to the Police Station if I am Innocent?

Florida courts do not appoint attorneys when someone is arrested. They don’t appoint one until someone has been accused and they show that they are indigent for costs. This is why so many people end up in the court system in the first place. Cops have excellent methods, and they are legally allowed to lie by Supreme Court case law, to get people to incriminate themselves or place themselves at the scene of a crime. Coercion, intimidation, outright legally lying – these are all tactics law enforcement use and when they are used in a controlled environment, away from outside support, most people, even those who have been through it before will give some information that harms their case. Inno

Repeat Offender Who Stole Car was Only 12

A kid who stole a car from an 89 year old man at a gas station recently was only 12 years old and had been arrested 20 times already. He has been arrested again and charged with grand theft auto. Grand theft auto is a very serious charge for anyone 18 years old and over yet is still serious for even a 12 year old, especially if the reports are true and the 12 year old in question has already been arrested many times before. Florida has been accused of jailing far too many of its minors and redirecting juveniles to the adult court instead of a juvenile court judge. There have been several attempts to change the system to ensure that fewer juveniles are referred to a life in jail and are more

Robber Dropped Wallet with ID at Crime Scene

Recently, Devonte Levoris Pace, along with some associates, walked up to a group of men near a bar in the Florida Panhandle, pulled out guns and stole cash valued at $600 dollars. There was little more that the victims could do than hand over their wallets and continue on their way thinking to themselves that they were victims of a robbery that nothing could be done about. For anyone in Florida there is always a chance that at some time or another they are going to be a victim of a robbery. In 2014 there were nearly 25, 000 reported cases. This recent robbery, even though successful, had a certain unusual twist to it as one of the assailants inadvertently swapped his wallet for the one he st

Man Caught Hiding Cocaine Behind Genitals Said it Wasn’t His

There are some pretty amazing places where drug offenders choose to conceal their drug stash, but none could be more unusual than behind their genitals. This is precisely what happened when Deondre Lumpkin was stopped while allegedly committing a driving offense. The police officer was not happy about the smell inside Lumpkin’s motor vehicle, even though he did admit to smoking pot. It boggles the mind as to why people continue to talk to and admit things to the police, when they have the constitutional right to remain silent and ask for a lawyer, but they do. This officer found a package containing marijuana and 5 mobile phones while conducting a search. This did not fully satisfy him as he

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