Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

31Jan, 22

Today, I want to talk about decision making. There comes a time in every case when one must fish or cut bait. One must decide – do we settle this case or do we take it to trial? The thing is – it’s always the client’s decision. I’m very careful when I meet with a ... more

24Jan, 22

I’m joined today by my good friend Cliff Barnes. MK: Cliff, I understand you ventured into the trial forum last week. CB: First jury trial in seventeen years, Mike. MK: Let us hear about it. CB: Well, we got a two-word verdict, which is always an encouraging sign. CB: This should go under the Unwinnable ... more

22Dec, 21

It’s Christmas week, and I thought it would be nice if I gave a salute to one of my heroes. That’s right, Kris Kringle. Here’s my favorite poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a ... more

21Oct, 21

I wanted to talk a bit about what everyone’s asking me about.-Brian Laundrie. Why wasn’t he arrested? Why didn’t the police talk to him? Why didn’t they put around-the-clock surveillance at his house? Let’s talk about these, one at a time, and figure out what the law has to say about this. First of all, ... more

20Oct, 21

I wanted to talk a bit about Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. It’s been on the news a lot, in local and national headlines, specifically here in Florida. Miss Petito had relatives here in the Vero Beach area. She was living in the Western part of Florida in North Port. During the beginning of the ... more

11Oct, 21

Today, I want to talk about murder. We’ve all seen plenty of murder on television. We’ve read about plenty of murder. Let’s talk about what murder is in Florida. Specifically, we’re going to be talking about the different degrees of murder. Florida actually has more than fifteen statutes defining different pieces of the murder laws. ... more

24Aug, 21

Once in a while, I like to take my show on the road. In fact, today, I’m going to talk about one of the cases I took on the road, all the way to Pennsylvania. I’m joined by my good friend Beth Tibbott, who was kind enough to bring me in on a case with ... more

18Aug, 21

Today, Associate Attorney Wendy Diaz is sharing some information on pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements. Prenuptials – you’re thinking about getting married and with all of the great planning, let’s just add one more thing, let’s just add a contract. That’s what a prenuptial is. It is a contract between future-husband and future-wife to plan ... more

10Aug, 21

This week, legal assistant Joe Mancini and I compare notes on some of our favorite movie and TV lawyers, and some things we’ve learned from them. JM: I love movies, but when I watch movies with attorneys, I have two focuses. One is just the movie itself, and by that I mean the plot, the ... more

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