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Published by Miami, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark Eiglarsh



Last Build Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:18:52 PST

 



The Dumbest Jury Ever!

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:18:52 PST

The jury had been deliberating several hours and I was getting a little nervous. I take great pride in persuading jurors during closing arguments that if they have any reasonable doubt about my client’s guilt, then there’s no reason to go into the jury room and spend hours debating. Just come back with a verdict […]



“Should Women Who Display Their Nipples Be Arrested?”

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:54:21 PST

Three women were cited with a violation of a criminal ordinance in Laconia, New Hampshire for displaying their nipples on a beach. They are challenging the ordinance, claiming it is unconstitutional. First, they argue that there is no state law that prohibits their actions. Additionally, they claim the ordinance is discriminatory since men are allowed […]



What To Do If Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment/Misconduct and/or Assault?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:42:36 PST

INTRODUCTION Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard about the 80+ women alleging that Harvey Weinstein harassed and/or assaulted them in some way. Additionally, numerous other similar troubling allegations have been made about other high profile folks like Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Brett Ratner, Charlie Rose and Jeremy Pivens, amongst others. […]



Why Steinle ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict Is Not ‘Disgraceful’

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:22:39 PST

While the “Not guilty” verdict in the Steinle murder trial wasn’t what most people expected and/or desired, it doesn’t mean that the verdict was unjust, unfair, and/or “disgraceful.” Having practiced in state and federal criminal courts for the past 25 years, serving as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and adjunct law professor, I can say, […]



Is It Legal To Display a ‘F-ck Trump’ Bumper Sticker?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:43:44 PST

FACTS A woman from Fort Bend County, Texas has been threatened with arrest for a particular bumper sticker she chose to put on her truck. The sticker reads, “F-ck Trump and f-ck you for voting for him.” The woman, Karen Fonseca, was arrested as a result of an outstanding warrant for fraud. After her arrest, […]



How Can You Defend a Rapist?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:10:36 PDT

The story the 16-year-old victim told the cops was that she had been dating my client for several months but then broke off the relationship. A few days later, she said, my client and one of his friends showed up at her house when her mother was away. When she refused to let them in, […]



“A Prosecutor Screws Up…Significantly!”

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:28:33 PDT

We had the case in the bag. As a young prosecutor, I was helping another colleague in the trial of a career criminal/violent offender accused of armed robbery. The evidence we had presented was considerable and compelling and we had just called our last witness, a cop. I didn’t think we should have called him […]



“Is it illegal to point your finger at a cop?”

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:07:05 PDT

Hypothetical Imagine this. A guy in Florida shapes his finger like a gun and points his finger at a cop. As he’s doing that, he tells the officer, “I got you now!” You may be thinking, “Well, that’s not a bright thing to do.” Well, I don’t disagree with you. The question that I’d like […]



How Old Should Kids Be Before Being Left Home Alone?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:56:13 PDT

THE ISSUE A man from Raleigh, North Carolina was recently arrested for leaving his five children at home alone. His oldest child is 8 years old. Victor King, who was bailed out by a total stranger, claims that he had to go to work to support both his children and his wife, who is suffering […]



The Judge That Blew The Case

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:06:45 PDT

My client was facing a life sentence for burglary with an assault and armed robbery. She had been a prostitute most of her life, and had been labeled a “Habitual Violent Offender” by the prosecutors, based on her extensive criminal record. The charges stemmed from an incident in which she and a friend allegedly entered […]