How ‘Not’ to Violate Your Probation

It doesn’t matter if you’re working a blue or white collar employment because when it comes to being successful at any job all work requires skill and dedication. And so to relax from our long days at work, a lot of us tend to go out and party. When we…

Can You Travel While on Probation?

We all at times get put in difficult situations. Some may be harsh and others may be minor but no matter the level of difficulty it is, getting involved in situations we never intentionally wanted to partake in, comes with living life itself. And despite the bad rap lawyers tend…

Are you entitled to bond while on Probation?

Getting a bond while you’re on probation is like getting in trouble while you’re already in trouble and then asking a judge to give you a break. The simple answer is NO ONE is ‘entitled’ to a bond while on probation. Probation is already seen as getting a break under…

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 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 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…

DUI Penalties and Imprisonment in Miami

We at Carlos Gonzalez Law know South Florida is a city where residents and tourists like to have fun. Our city has an incredible nightlife. The clubs at South Beach are excellent. There are places in Brickell that serve excellent cocktails; not to mention Coconut Grove and hundreds of other local favorites. But…