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  • 18-Nov-2015

    Criminal Defense Attorneys: The Art Of Defending A Criminal Case

    When you came across our website, you may have noticed the tagline that carries our name – Parks & Braxton PA – that states we are dedicated to the art of defending a criminal case. Take a moment to ponder that. Our criminal defense ...
  • 11-Nov-2015

    When Do You Need A Criminal Lawyer?

    Well-qualified criminal defense lawyers are your best options for protecting your rights and securing your livelihood when you have been convicted of a crime. Not only have they dedicated years of their professional lives to the study and mastership ...
  • 8-Jul-2015

    My Partner Is Making False Domestic Violence Claims

    While many marriages are great, there are many that fall into ruts of disagreements that cause some couples to divorce. Although divorce is never a fun process, it can be mutual, clean, and uncomplicated. On the other hand, divorce has the ability to ...
  • 14-Apr-2015

    What To Expect After Being Charged For Dui With A Child Passenger In Florida

    Driving under the influence ( DUI ) is a criminal charge that can vary widely from case to case. Because every case is different, the unique facts and circumstances involved will determine the severity of charges and potential penalties a motorist ...
  • 14-Apr-2015

    What to Expect After Being Charged for DUI with a Child Passenger in Florida

    Driving under the influence (DUI) is a criminal charge that can vary widely from case to case. Because every case is different, the unique facts and circumstances involved will determine the severity of charges and potential penalties a motorist will ...
  • 19-Mar-2015

    Inmate Deaths Raise Concerns In Florida

    Nearly 350 Florida inmates died last year, breaking the annual record for prison deaths. While most of these deaths were the result of "natural causes," others raise serious concerns about prison safety standards. Now state and federal law ...
  • 19-Mar-2015

    Inmate Deaths Raise Concerns in Florida

    Nearly 350 Florida inmates died last year, breaking the annual record for prison deaths. While most of these deaths were the result of "natural causes," others raise serious concerns about prison safety standards. Now state and federal law ...
  • 13-Feb-2015

    What Is The Difference Between First Degree And Second Degree Murder

    In legal terms, homicide, or the act of one human being killing another, branches into the category of murder. According to Florida Statute, 782.04, murder is defined as a killing that was not legally sanctioned and that the killer was motivated to ...
  • 13-Feb-2015

    What Is the Difference Between First Degree and Second Degree Murder?

    In legal terms, homicide, or the act of one human being killing another, branches into the category of murder. According to Florida Statute, 782.04, murder is defined as a killing that was not legally sanctioned and that the killer was motivated to ...
  • 23-Oct-2014

    First Time Offenders May Get Off the Hook with Pre-Trial Intervention

    If you have been arrested for your first felony offense in Florida, you may be eligible for a diversion program operated by the Florida Department of Corrections – it is called the Felony Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. The PTI program ...
  • 22-Jan-2014

    Miami DUI Attorney Andrew Parks Selected to 2014 Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List

    Our firm is pleased to announce that Partner Andrew Parks was recently selected for inclusion to the prestigious 2014 list of Florida Super Lawyers ® Rising Stars℠ – a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state. As a ...
  • 16-Jul-2013

    Terms of Imprisonment & DUI Convictions

    Florida has joined in the national trend that offers little tolerance or leniency to individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Among the various criminal and driver's license penalties one can face, terms of ...
  • 3-Jul-2013

    New Florida Laws Take Effect this Week

    Monday, July 1 was the first day of the new fiscal year. Each year in the beginning of July, states throughout the nation implement new laws, rules, and regulations that voters or legislators have previously approved. This year, common threads ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Florida 'Bong Ban' to Take Effect July 1, Or Not

    Florida Governor Rick Scott, who has recently passed a string of controversial laws, continues to raise eyebrows and questions with the passing of new legislation that imposes stiff penalties for those who sell marijuana paraphernalia and smoking ...
  • 12-Jun-2013

    Crime Rates Down in Miami-Dade, Throughout Florida

    Statistics released last month by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided rare and reassuring news to local Miami-Dade residents – crime rates dropped 5.2 percent in 2012. Throughout the entire Sunshine State, crime plummeted 6.5 ...
  • 7-Jun-2013

    Traffic Stop Leads to Double Arrest for Grand Theft and Drug Possession

    An incident that began as a routine traffic stop eventually led to a double arrest in Port Charlotte, Florida with charges of grand theft and drug possession. Just after midnight on the morning of Thursday, June 6th, Charlotte County Sheriff's ...
  • 10-May-2013

    Couple Charged with Burglary & Criminal Mischief After Wrecking Pet Hospital

    Prosecutors filed charges against a Miami couple that allegedly destroyed a pet hospital after their dog died. According to the police, a 31-year-old wife and a 34-year-old husband caused more than $5,000 worth of damage to the hospital when they ...
  • 27-Apr-2013

    19-Year-Old Claimed Mistaken Identity in Attempted Murder Case

    A 19-year-old from Miami was recently brought to court after being arrested for shooting an off-duty police officer last year. The teen with the initials W.B. went to court armed with a defense lawyer, who told the jury that his client wasn't ...
  • 26-Apr-2013

    Miami-Dade Killing Wasn't Self-Defense, Judge Said

    A judge ruled on Friday that a defendant did not act in self-defense when he shot and killed two men outside of a restaurant in 2008. The man currently faces two counts of murder in the second degree for shooting and killing two 24-year-old men ...
  • 19-Apr-2013

    Miami-Dade Officer Sentenced for Wrongfully Stopping Female Drivers

    A former Miami-Dade police officer was sentenced to spend two and a half years in a federal prison for making inappropriate stops of female drivers. During one stop, the ex-cop reportedly detained a 19-year-old woman and asked her to unzip the front ...
  • 10-Apr-2013

    Investigation Launched Against Miami Officer for Excessive Force

    Miami police launched an internal investigation after an officer was seen on video punching a victim's family member after the man invaded a crime scene. The 48-year-old detective will remain on active duty during the investigation, said The ...
  • 1-Mar-2013

    Miami-Dade Law Enforcement Upholds Teen Curfew

    Miami police began upholding the teen curfew on Wednesday, but the crackdown isn't related to recent shootings. According to the Miami Police department, officers will start enforcing the Miami-Dade 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. curfew Sundays through ...
  • 22-Feb-2013

    Criminal Defense Basics: What is a Federal Crime?

    In the United States, a federal crime is any offense made illegal by federal legislation (opposed to state legislation.) Criminal cases can be prosecuted in federal or state court. Crimes that are illegal under state legislation are tried in state ...
  • 17-Jan-2013

    Pending Gun Legislation Causes Thefts and Selling of Illegal Weapons

    In the state of Florida, men and women are scrambling to gather as many firearms as they can before the Obama Administration rules on gun control throughout the United States. Currently, most gun laws are regulated on a state level. In the state of ...
  • 27-Nov-2012

    Learn More About Your Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys

    A criminal arrest is perhaps one of the most difficult situations you will experience in your lifetime. As a result, choosing to hire an aggressive legal professional is one of your best options to fighting for your freedom. If you have been accused ...
  • 23-Oct-2012

    Florida Plans to Execute Mass Killer After Court Lifts Stay

    John Errol Ferguson became notorious in the 1970s when he was convicted of killing a host of people in a mass killing rampage. He was charged with the murder of many and was given a death sentence as a result. He was under a stay recently, but is now ...
  • 9-Oct-2012

    Fake FPL Workers Rob Miami Victim

    In Miami, it’s a generally good idea to avoid trusting people who knock on your door and ask to be invited in. Yet when those people are dressed like Florida Power & Light workers, it may seem like a reasonable action to allow them in. One ...
  • 2-Oct-2012

    Seven Workers at Airport Café Arrested

    According to the Miami New Times, seven women who work at the Miami International Airport were recently arrested. They all worked at Café Versailles, a small establishment that is a spin off of a famous Cuban eatery in the city. The women who ...
  • 26-Sep-2012

    Attempted Carjacking Caught on Tape in Miami

    The Miami-Dade Police were shocked and saddened when they watched surveillance footage from a parking garage at a Metrorail Station. In the parking garage, a man approached a 55-year-old woman and violently threatened her as he tried to steal her ...
  • 30-Aug-2012

    Mom Hits Daughter with Tire Iron in Miami Domestic Abuse Case

    Police arrived at Tonya Burns’ home and arrested her for allegedly hitting her daughter with a tire iron when she wouldn’t go to school. Admittedly, parents can often act erratically when their teenage children defy their authority. It is ...
  • 24-Jul-2012

    More Threats All Over America During Dark Knight Showings

    After the devastating massacre at a Colorado movie theatre, police have been vigilant to check all bags and watch out for suspicious characters at the movie theatre. Still, three offenders have been arrested at separate instances in Maine, Arizona, ...
  • 12-Jul-2012

    Florida Man Jumps of Roof and Bites Homeowner

    While tests have not yet been completed, police believe that another bath salts incident in Florida will send a man with the initials A.H. to prison for a very long time. Only a few months ago, the news spotlight shone on a man who had ingested a ...
  • 5-Jul-2012

    The George Zimmerman Case: Zimmerman's Attempt to Flee

    According to a recent report from the Miami Herald, a Circuit Judge has ruled that murder suspect Zimmerman attempted to flee the scene with money that he raised from donations from those who believe that he is innocent. Zimmerman’s bail has ...
  • 26-Mar-2012

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