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Prescription Drug Charges

Posted on : September 30, 2020
Prescription Drug Abuse In Palm Beach One of the biggest problems facing Florida these days is prescription drug abuse. As a result of the Pandemic, there has been a rise in South Florida in the number of overdoses and harm related to opioid abuse. A few years ago, pain killers and other prescription pills were [Read More]

How Can I Prepare for My Court-Ordered DUI Alcohol Treatment Program?

Posted on : July 11, 2020
The State of Florida takes DUI charges seriously and a number of penalties can be imposed, including but not limited to jail time, fines, and an alcohol treatment program. In some cases, your defense lawyer may be able to negotiate the reduction of your sentence if you agree to attend an alcohol treatment program. Here’s [Read More]

What Is Excessive Force in A Florida Criminal Case?

Posted on : June 2, 2020
learn more about how to fight back if a police officer used excessive force
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
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
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
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
DUI West Palm Beach
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]