Articles From Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

Florida DUI May Lead to Ignition Interlock Device

Those convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol in the state of Florida may be required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles per section 361.193 of the Florida ...

Florida Pain Management Clinics Face Strict Regulations

Last year, new pain management and prescription laws were enacted in Florida in an effort to control drug trafficking in the state. Severe penalties were put into place for physicians in such clinics ...

Jurors Hear Testimony in Case of Teen Charged with Murder of Pregnant Girlfriend

A local teen has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend who was pregnant with his child. Both were 17 at the time of the incident and the girlfriend, S.R., was 8 months pregnant with the ...

Woman Charged with Robbing Little Girl’s Dog

A 10-year-old girl was walking her dog near Pride Park when the dog ran from her into the park around 4:20 in the afternoon. The little girl chased after her dog and was able to catch it. She was ...

Burglary vs. Robbery

Do you know the legal distinctions between burglary and robbery?

Pre-File Investigations

If you find yourself in a situation where you are under investigation by law enforcement or are a “person of interest” in a criminal case, one of the most important things you can do is consult with ...

Information Regarding DUI Charges

In Florida, DUI, or driving under the influence, is a criminal offense with severe consequences for a defendant.

Charges of Burglary/Robbery

Burglary and robbery are two separate criminal defenses with enormously varying degrees of severity.

Consequences of Assault & Battery

Assault and battery are two separate criminal offenses under Florida criminal law.

Understanding Miami Drug Crimes

Drug offenses are serious crimes, which have severe penalties in the state of Florida.

Miami Police Fire Upon DUI Suspect

After police closed off the scene of a fatal early morning shooting, an off-duty fire chief interrupted the scene and was fired at before being subdued, the Post and Courier reports.

Officer Accused Of Drug Malfeasance In Miami

After a narcotics bust last year, a Miami policeman involved in the investigation is alleged to have stolen cocaine and marijuana for his own purposes, the Miami Herald reports.

Florida’s Leaving the Scene of an Accident (LSA)

Under normal circumstances, when a person is involved in a traffic accident, they are not committing a crime, as long as they are not driving under the influence (DUI) or, driving on a suspended or ...

Insurance Fraud in Florida

Insurance fraud covers a wide range of criminal behavior. Insurance fraud can be perpetuated by nearly any individual who has any sort of involvement in the claims process, from the patient, to the ...

Have You Been Charged with a Drug Crime?

In the state of Florida, drug crimes are considered a serious offense. Police have noted that many crimes which are committed have a drug related cause.
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