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What to Do After a Domestic Violence Arrest in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

A domestic violence arrest in Fort Lauderdale can be a particularly shocking experience – especially if you did absolutely nothing wrong. Perhaps your spouse called the police on you, telling the officers lies about an assault that never happened. Perhaps a physical encounter occurred, but it was purely accidental. Whatever the case may be,… Read More »

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Consequences of Theft as a Waitress in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Working as a waitress is not an easy job in Fort Lauderdale, and many of these hardworking individuals rely heavily on unpredictable tips in order to pay their bills. However, tips are becoming less and less reliable in 2024 – with numerous Americans getting “tired” of tipping culture in an uncertain economy with high… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Against Seniors in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

When most people hear the phrase “domestic violence,” they assume that it refers to incidents between spouses. However, the term “domestic” encompasses all incidents that occur within a household – and in some cases beyond it. In Florida, this may include violence against senior household members – including grandparents, great-uncles, elderly in-laws, and so… Read More »

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Having Children in the Car During DUIs in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Committing a first-offense DUI is a serious offense, but it can become much worse with certain aggravating factors. One example of an aggravating DUI factor is having a child in the vehicle at the time of your alleged offense. If you are facing this type of situation, it is important to understand the potential… Read More »

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Air Travel with a Firearm in Fort Lauderdale: Dos and Don’ts

By Haber Blank, LLP |

While you can legally bring your firearm on plane journeys in many situations, it is important to approach this process in a careful manner. Before heading to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, you may wish to review the various laws and regulations that apply to air travel with a firearm. Doing so may save… Read More »

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What Happens if My Child Brings a Firearm to School in Fort Lauderdale?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Parents may receive phone calls from high schools for a number of reasons, but this situation can be particularly tense when firearms are involved. As a parent, you might have a million questions when you learn that your child has been caught with a firearm on school premises. This issue is unfortunately quite common… Read More »

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Cutting Cocaine in Fort Lauderdale: Can It Lead to Lesser Sentences?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

According to InSight Crime, the purity of cocaine in the United States is “continuously decreasing.” This lack of purity is something that many recreational users and low-level dealers have come to accept, and it is virtually unheard of for these individuals to come across 100% pure cocaine in Fort Lauderdale. This is of course… Read More »

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Accidental Discharge in Fort Lauderdale: Will I Face Penalties?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

According to one study, there are approximately 430 unintentional firearm fatalities in the United States each year. In 2022, 19 of these deaths occurred in Florida – according to data from Florida Health. If you have accidentally discharged a firearm in Fort Lauderdale, you might be wondering what kinds of penalties you will face…. Read More »

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Penalties for Trafficking Magic Mushrooms in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Magic mushrooms are some of the most popular recreational drugs in Florida. According to the National Institutes of Health, the consumption of these mushrooms likely began before humanity even evolved – and there is evidence that even early hominins such as Neanderthals ate them. Today, many Florida residents face criminal consequences for trafficking these… Read More »

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Felons Face Serious Consequences for Firearm Possession in Florida

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Although incarceration and fines represent the most obvious consequences associated with felonies, convicts may also lose certain rights after convictions. A felon cannot possess a firearm in the State of Florida, and any attempts to obtain a firearm may result in serious penalties. A number of felons have faced these penalties within the past… Read More »

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