Credit Card Fraud: We Can Help

According to Title 18 U.S.C. §1029 of the Federal law, it is a criminal offense to knowingly and with intent defraud to use, produce, or traffic in counterfeit access devices—access devices being cards, codes, plates, account numbers, electronic serial numbers, mobile identification numbers, personal identification numbers, or other type of…

Medicaid Fraud is a Serious Crime

In 2012, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force had uncovered $452 million dollars worth of false billings in seven cities across the nation. It was the biggest crackdown of Medicare fraud in history. More than 100 people (doctors, nurses, social workers) were arrested for suspicion of committing medical fraud. One of…

What is Mortgage Fraud? by Attorney Carlos Gonzalez

LIt doesn’t matter if you have all the money in the world to buy the most luxurious home. All homeowners can agree, the process of buying a house is always stressful; and the stress doesn’t stop after you sign the contract and get the keys to your home. The additional…

Accused of a White Collar Crime Don’t Know What to Do?

White collar crime consists of a variety of crimes, but they all typically involve crime committed through deceit and motivated by financial gain. The most common white collar crimes are various types of fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering. Many types of scams and frauds fall into the bucket…

What is Expungement and Record Sealing?

A criminal record can follow a person for an entire lifetime, affecting his or her ability to find a job, continue with education, or even sign a lease. Even if a criminal case does not result in a conviction, a record of an arrest and a criminal prosecution remains. It…

Is It Legal When Websites Publish Your Mugshot?

If you meet someone new—a potential employee, babysitter, neighbor, or date—and you want to learn more about the person, what do you do? If you are like many Americans, you turn on the computer and type the name into your favorite search engine. If that person has ever been arrested,…

The real Marijuana vs. The Synthetic

According to a police report, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Brian Mills’ vehicle “due to items hanging from the interior rearview mirror, obstructing the driver’s view, and for suspected illegal tint on the side window.” A U.S. Border Patrol agent was also on scene and his dog “alerted”…

Florida is Number 1 in Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction is a major issue in the U.S., with prescription opiate addiction being one of the biggest drug problems today. Opiate medications are surprisingly easy to obtain. In fact, an estimated 210 million prescriptions for opiates were dispensed in 2010 alone. Medical experts say prescription opiate abusers are far…

Florida Law Changes by Attorney Carlos Gonzalez

The Florida Legislature is having quite a busy year and because of this Governor Rick Scott signed more than 100 bills into law from the 2018 legislative session, several of which took effect on July 1, 2018. Here are some of the new laws that can potentially affect most of…