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What Is Excessive Force in A Florida Criminal Case?

Posted on : January 2, 2018
learn more about how to fight back if a police officer used 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 force is important for your future if you want [Read More]

What to Expect in a Florida Arrest

Posted on : November 13, 2017
if you're arrested in Florida, know your rights by hiring a lawyer
No one wants to go through the process of being arrested, but if it happens there are some things you can do to minimize the situation from getting any worse. Unfortunately, far too many arrests escalate for no reason at all. This frustrating situation can land you in much greater hot water than you expected [Read More]

How to Defend Yourself Against Money Laundering Charges

Posted on : October 9, 2017
Money Laundering Criminal Defense Attorney, Michael T. Rabideau
Money laundering is a commonly committed white-collar crime, but don’t let its frequency fool you. In fact, it is a very serious crime that carries significant penalties. Money launderers could face incarceration, hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in restitution, and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your [Read More]

Prescription Pill Defense in West Palm Beach

Posted on : September 17, 2017
drug possession attorney Michael T. Rabideau
One of the biggest problems facing Florida these days is prescription drug abuse. A few years ago, pain killers and other prescription pills were easily accessible at bogus pain clinics known as “pill mills.” A huge rise in opiate related deaths prompted the state to pass new legislation cracking down on “doctor shopping” and on [Read More]

What You Should Know About Resisting Arrest Charges

Posted on : September 7, 2017
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]

DUI Laws May Get More Strict in the Future

Posted on : September 1, 2017
DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael T. Rabideau
A DUI is one of the most preventable crimes someone can commit. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people make the mistake of drinking and driving in the United States every year. Many organizations, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D), devote their time and energy to stop drunk driving through many different means. M.A.D.D. often [Read More]

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

Posted on : August 12, 2017
Field Sobriety Test Attorney Michael T. Rabideau
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]

How Not to Thank Your Trial Attorney

Posted on : August 6, 2017
West Palm Beach Criminal Attorney
There are places in this world where a friendly pat on the backside signifies an appreciation for a job well done. Ex-Miami Dolphin receiver Chad Johnson found out the hard way that Broward County Circuit Court is not one of those places. Johnson was in court on June 10th because of probation violations stemming from [Read More]

Hiring a Private Attorney vs. The Public Defender’s Office

Posted on : August 1, 2017
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael T. Rabideau
Have you been arrested for DUI, DUS, Domestic Battery, Drug Possession, Probation Violation or a different charge?  You might be wondering if you should hire a private attorney or ask the Court to appoint a Public Defender.  There are many benefits to hiring a private attorney if you’ve been arrested or are being investigated for [Read More]

Arrested for DUI, Now What Do I Do?

Posted on : July 28, 2017
DUI Weset Palm Beach
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, to help you navigate [Read More]