Local Criminal Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime in Fort Lauderdale, it is important to hire a local criminal lawyer who knows the Broward County judges, state attorney, and police attitude toward the specific charges you are being accused of. You want your arrest, not to result in criminal charges. We want to avoid charges being filed in the first place. First, we have to consider if this is a charge prosectors are really interested in filing. A local criminal lawyer will know the history of your charges in Fort Lauderdale and if charges have been frequently filed for this.  We will also need to look at the officers history and the complete process of the arrest . If there was a  police error and  the prosecution lacks enough admissible evidence to make a criminal charge stick, the charge may not  be brought in the first place. Some  prosecutors will decide that a basically good person made a stupid mistake that shouldn’t result in a consequence as severe as a criminal charge.  That is where a local lawyer has an advantage. A criminal lawyer who has been in the local Fort Lauderdale criminal justice  system for a long time knows the prosecutors and their general attitude. I have been practicing criminal law in Broward County for over 25 years. If you have been charged with a local crime, get a local criminal lawyer  ...

South Florida Criminal Lawyer

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Arrested In South Florida? Solid criminal defense lawyer for Miami, Key West, N. Miami, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm  Beach or anyplace in Dade, Broward Or Palm Beach County I have been helping people arrested in South Florida from my downtown Ft Lauderdale criminal law office for over 25 years. As a South Florida criminal lawyer  I  defend individuals accused of a crime. Felonies, misdemeanors, parole,probation violations, and bond hearings fall into this category. I handle all  arrests including,  federal and state charges.   I am a South Florida  criminal attorney  admitted to both jurisdictions..  I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for being a solid GUY. I  concentrate on Criminal defense and DUI cases in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas. If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI or Criminal offense let's take a look at your case and start to plan some options. It Is Simple When you are charged with a crime in South Florida  you need an experienced local  Criminal Attorney that is serious about defending you or your loved one. I am a local South Florida Criminal Lawyer with a proven track record in defending innocent people charged with serious crimes. We offer special help for students and veterans I have represented thousands of people charged with the most serious crimes over the past 25 years with successful results in cases that were thought to be impossible to defend. Get Your South Florida Criminal Lawyer Now...

Arrested For A DUI? Your License Can Get Suspended

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Florida your Florida drivers license will  potentially be suspended or revoked. That is why you need an experienced DUI defense lawyer who is also an experienced suspended license lawyer. Guy Seligman is an experienced DUI defense lawyer as well as suspended license lawyer. Florida laws regarding  a DUI arrest  are very strict. Below you will see them right from the Florida DMV: Drunk Driving Penalties in Florida If you drink alcohol and drive you dramatically increase your chance of being in a crash. In addition, if you are pulled over and the officer asks you to take a blood, urine or breath test you are required to comply. Florida has the "Implied Consent Law". When you sign your drivers license you have agreed to take these tests upon request. Refusal to take any of the tests will result in an immediate suspension for one year. A second refusal will result in an 18 month suspension. 2011 DUI Statistics According to Florida DMV records there were 33,625 DUI convictions in Florida in 2011. Of the 55,722 DUI tickets issued in Florida in 2011 – 9,328 were issued by the FHP, 23,649 were issued by police departments in Florida, and 21,868 were issued by Florida Sheriffs departments. 2010 Florida DUI Convictions in the large Florida Counties     Hillsborough County (Tampa) – 3,256     Miami-Dade – (Miami) – 2,274     Duval County – (Jacksonvile Area) – 2,222     Pinellas County (St Petersburg) – 1,824     Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach) – 1,561     Orange County (Orlando) – 1,383     Brevard County (Melbourne)...

College Students Who Get Arrested Can Lose Their Financial Aide

Guy Seligman is a criminal defense lawyer in Fort Lauderdale experienced with first time offenders. The special Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense, Criminal defense and  suspended license defense, drivers license reinstatement hot line for college students arrested is manned 24hrs. If you are a college students, arrested everything you need to know about potentially losing your financial aide is right here. 08/19/12 For a student attending college or vocational school, a criminal conviction for certain offenses can destroy eligibility to receive federal and state loans, grants and work study programs. Even a plea bargain which resolves a criminal case in a way which at first glance appears to be lenient and favorable, such as an outcome permitting avoidance of a probationary period and/or jail or prison term, may preclude you from receiving student financial aid. The highly technical terms contained within a plea bargain or judge's criminal sentence can make the difference between receiving loan and grant money and being forced to drop out of school. Tens of Thousands Disqualified Yearly: More than forty thousand students yearly, about one in every 400 students, is refused financial aid from the federal government as a result of a drug conviction, according to a review of U.S. Department Education records by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization favoring relaxation of certain drug laws. According to the Government Accountability Office, an arm of the U.S. Congress, Pell Grants are denied to about 20,000 students annually because of drug convictions. Neither report tabulates how many additional students lose out when convictions for criminal offenses not involving drugs preclude eligibility for federal and state financial...

DUI Alert, Broward County Tough On DUI, Suspended License Lawyer

If you are arrested for a DUI in Fort Lauderdale Broward County Florida you can get your drivers license suspended. We are here 24 hrs, including holiday weekends to help. Call our 24hr DUI hotline. The Law Office of Guy Seligman has over 3 decades in Broward County defending , DUI, suspended licenses and criminal arrests. A DUI is not a mere traffic ticket, but rather a serious offense that can have lifelong effects on your future employment or education goals. A conviction for DUI can have devastating effects on your insurance and privilege to drive. Remember, an arrest for DUI in no way amounts to a conviction. More importantly you can lose your driving priviledges. An experienced DUI defense lawyer should be hired right away. DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages, Chemical Substances or Controlled Substances). s. 316.193, F.S.     Under Florida law, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven. Back Fine Schedule s. 316.193(2)(a)-(b), F.S.     First Conviction: Not less than $500, or more than $1,000. With Blood/Breath Alcohol Level (BAL) of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000.     Second Conviction: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $2,000, or more than $4,000.     Third Conviction More than 10 years from second: Not less than $2,000, or more...