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What Is Excessive Force in A Florida Criminal Case?

Posted on : June 2, 2020
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Were You Arrested? Did The Officer Use Excessive Force? If the police use too much force in your arrest and especially if you end up hurt because of it, this information should be raised in your criminal defense and possibly in a separate case against the officer and department responsible. Knowing how to define excessive [Read More]

What You Should Know About Resisting Arrest Charges

Posted on : May 7, 2020
Florida Attorney For Resisting Arrest, Michael T. Rabideau
Police officers can charge someone with resisting arrest for a number of different reasons, however, only some of them are actually valid and considered true resisting. If you’ve found yourself being charged with resisting arrest, it’s crucial that you know what does and what doesn’t constitute the crime and how you can defend yourself against [Read More]

Should I Plead Not Guilty?

Posted on : April 15, 2020
Pleading Guilty Criminal Defense Attorney Michael T. Rabideau
A Not-Guilty Plea Is Common In Flordia You probably asked yourself, “Why Does Everyone Plead Not Guilty?”.  Sometimes it can seem that we live in a world where no one wants to take accountability for their actions, but there’s a reason a defendant initially pleads not guilty. Arraignment Pleading When a person has been arrested, [Read More]

What You Need to Know About the Effect and Prosecution of White Collar Crimes

Posted on : March 13, 2020
What Is A White-Collar Crime? Typically, white-collar crimes are used to define a broad range of activities that involve economic or financial gain obtained illegally. There are many different crimes that fall into this category including: mortgage broker fraud, bribery, insurance fraud, wire fraud, computer fraud, identity theft, and tax evasion. In many of these [Read More]

Why Submitting to a Field Sobriety Test Could Hurt More Than Help

Posted on : February 12, 2020
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Field Sobriety Tests In Florida Most police officers in Florida request field sobriety tests when they suspect someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. However, even if you are absolutely sober when pulled over, submitting to a field sobriety test could actually hurt your case. Here’s why. Even If You’re Sober, Your Chances of [Read More]

Arrested for DUI, Now What Do I Do?

Posted on : January 28, 2020
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Facing A DUI Arrest? If you’ve found yourself recently arrested for DUI, don’t despair.  Many others have been in the same situation.  First of all, don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world but having a DUI can have a long term impact on your record.  Hiring a private attorney, such as Michael Rabideau, [Read More]

DUI Involving Minors In The Vehicle

Posted on : December 6, 2019
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Consequences Of A DUI Involving A Child Any individual accused of a DUI in Florida faces serious charges if they’re convicted, however, the actual penalties might be even greater if there were children in the vehicle at the time of the stop. This is due to the fact that the DUI offense is compounded by [Read More]

First Time DUI Offenders Can Avoid Conviction Through Diversion Program

Posted on : November 6, 2019
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Being charged with a DUI for the first time is a harrowing experience. You may be wondering — Am I going to jail? Will I lose my driver’s license? Is my reputation destroyed? Fortunately, Palm Beach County offers a diversion program for first-time DUI offenders that shields against harsh punishment.  What is the Palm Beach [Read More]

Is Florida’s Red Flag Gun Law a Blueprint for Broader Gun Control?

Posted on : October 6, 2019
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Mass shootings have become an epidemic in America. In the aftermath of these horrific events, politicians and the public alike have tried to find common ground on how to prevent future tragedies while preserving second amendment rights.  Florida has been at the center of this debate, particularly due to the high-profile shootings at Marjory Stoneman [Read More]

What Are the Most Common Juvenile Crimes in The State of Florida?

Posted on : September 29, 2019
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Has Your Child Been Accused Of A Crime? Unfortunately, a parent cannot be everywhere all the time, or in two places at one time for that matter.  Being a parent and provider means that in addition to working full-time to provide for your children, you must also run an entire household and deal with every [Read More]