South Florida Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Continue to Make News

A Miami man and three others were arrested in Port Charlotte after deputies were called to the Port Charlotte Wal-Mart with reports of four people trying to purchase gift cards using denied and fraudulent credit cards, according to WINK News.

The four were stopped by deputies shortly after departing from Wal-Mart and the crew (reportedly) consented to officials searching the vehicle. Detectives found newly purchased clothing, electronics, goods, cigarettes and various additional items from different locations around Florida. Deputies also located 11 fraudulent credit cards and gift cards in the vehicle, according to NBC 2.

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Domestic violence charges in Miami lodged against veteran police officer

A police officer has been charged with domestic violence in Miami after an alleged incident at his house, NBC Miami reported. The 47-year-old police officer is charged with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and was held in Broward County jail.

The sergeant with the Miami-Dade police department was arrested over the weekend. Why police were called to his Southwest Ranches home has not been released, despite the fact it is routinely released in other domestic cases. The police department has said it will have no comment. The officer is being held on $27,500 bail. Consulting with a Miami criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after a domestic violence allegation is the best course of action to protect your rights.

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Probation Violations in Miami often Result in Serious Risk of Jail or Prison

The saga of former NFL star Barret Robbins is a cautionary about the importance of consulting an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer when dealing with probation violations in Miami-Dade or elsewhere in South Florida.

The Miami Herald reports the former Raider star’s latest legal problems have led to 5 years in prison for a Miami-Dade probation violation stemming from a Texas arrest for cocaine possession.

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Spring Breakers face increased enforcement: DUI, alcohol violations common throughout Miami Beach area

Complaints last year have authorities promising to do a better job of cracking down on partygoers during this year’s Spring Break festivities in the Miami Beach area, according to The Herald.

Those facing spring break charges in South Florida should consult a Miami criminal defense lawyer right away to help protect their rights and to ensure that the case is handled in a way that minimizes disruption to life or school schedules back home. Common charges include DUI in Miami, drug charges, assault and battery, public intoxication, open container, public lewdness and underage consumption of alcohol.

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Miami called “Epicenter” of Medicare Fraud – Experienced federal criminal defense attorney is critical

Three doctors and 18 others are charged with stealing $200 million in a Medicare fraud scam in Miami involving patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, Bloomberg News reported.

Miami federal criminal defense lawyers know how serious such charges can be, especially when a doctor, nurse or other medical professional or business owner is charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Drug charges in Miami, economic crimes and cyber crimes often involve federal authorities. Seeking the advice of an attorney experienced in federal court is critical to defending yourself against charges brought by the U.S. government.

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