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Miami Criminal Law Blog

Celebrating Too Hard May Lead To A DUI

Driving while under the influence should always be avoided, but with a holiday like the Fourth of July coming up, it's good to be reminded about the dangers of drunk driving. Around the holidays, no matter how big or small the celebration is, party goers tend to consume a bit more alcohol than usual increasing the chances of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Florida's New Fentanyl Law Can Lead To Murder Charges For Drug Dealers

A new law in Florida will now charge some drug dealers for murder. A state law that was put into place just under two years ago, is now being implemented and could lead to drug dealers being put behind bars for more than just possessing and selling illegal substances. The law signed by Gov. Rick Scott is aimed at those dealing in Fentanyl.

What Happens When You Live Stream A Crime

With the rise of social media, the desire to film private moments of our lives is growing rapidly. The increase in social media use has led to a large jump in crimes being projected on live streams since the mid 2010s. Live streaming is the use of an Internet enabled device, like a smart phone or computer, to broadcast video in real-time to an audience over the Internet. These videos can be seen by anyone who has access to the user's platform. Sometimes, whether on purpose or not, individuals live stream a crime for all to see. 

M-Vac Device Aids In Setting The Wrongly Convicted Free

A vacuum device created in Idaho has found an unexpected use in criminal cases. The M-Vac is a wet vacuum that's being used to extract DNA from rough and porous surfaces creating the ability to identify previously unknown suspects in cases all over the country. It's even been able to prove the innocence of convicted suspects who were wrongly imprisoned.

4 Criminal Charges You May Face Due To A Bar Fight

You're at a bar to unwind and enjoy some time with friends and family. Maybe you're there to watch a sporting event, relax, or just let loose. Whatever the ocassion, when alcohol is involved, bar fights can happen unexpectedly as tensions rise between friends and often strangers.

Bar fights are easy to avoid, but with their violent nature, they can quickly be more trouble than they are worth. Here are four criminal charges you may face if you're involved in a bar fight.

Texting While Driving Just Got More Dangerous in Florida

Texting while driving has always been frowned upon for obvious safety reasons, but due to a new law that's been passed in Florida there's even more of a reason not to text and drive. On May 17th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill making it a possible for law enforcement to stop and ticket drivers who are caught texting. Under the previous law, drivers on their phones could only be cited if they were pulled over for another violation first.

4 Things You Need To Know About Florida's Criminal Justice Reform Bill in 2019

On Friday, May 3, Florida's state House of Representatives passed a 296-page criminal justice reform bill during the last day of the legislative session. This criminal justice reform bill had been months in the making covering a bevy of topics that were due for an update in the state of Florida. While many proposed changes didn't make it completely through, the changes that did pass are considered a small, but nice victory for the criminal justice system in Florida.

What's The Difference Between A State Crime and A Federal Crime?

Illegal acts come in a variety of different situations and severities. Crimes can range from murder to theft, drug use, rape, assault, or forgery to name a few. Depending on where the crime takes place and the type of crime it is, you could be charged by the state (in this case Florida) or by the federal government if the crime meets certain criteria.


The specific details of the crime like where it happened or if states lines were crossed are just some of the deciding factors in whether or not the crime is considered a state crime or a federal crime.

Three Ways You Can Be Charged With A DUI Without Driving A Car

Driving under the influence is a fairly serious crime that can not only be dangerous to yourself and those around you but can also result in criminal charges and even jail time. Everyone knows that driving a car while intoxicated can lead to a DUI arrest, but there are several other ways one can be charged with a DUI that you may not realize.

How Social Media Private Direct Messages Can Lead to Your Arrest

At this point in time, nearly everyone is active on some form of social media -whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or all of the above. You may know that what's on your newsfeed and is shown to the general public can be used against you as evidence, but did you know that your private direct messages can also lead to charges being placed against you if misconduct is discovered?

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