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Galanter Law110 East Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Offices of Yale L. Galanter, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm located in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The attorneys at the law firm have been able to achieve successful results for their clients through aggressive negotiation and effective litigation.
Yale Galanter, a Miami criminal defense attorney, is a nationally recognized authority in the field of criminal litigation. He is an expert in the area of criminal trial law with more than 30 years of experience.
Year this Office was Established: 2011
Languages: English, Spanish.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Galanter Law provides experienced and aggressive legal representation to individuals facing:
- Traffic Crime Offenses
Traffic crime offenses in Miami, Florida can be categorized as both felonies and misdemeanors. The majority of traffic violations are considered civil infractions but there are cases where traffic offenses are deemed as criminal in nature. DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury and property damage, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended are some of the most common traffic crime offenses that occur in the Miami, Florida area.
Law enforcement agencies around the country are trying to crack down hard on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Accidental deaths as a result of car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the country today. In the Florida courts system any person charged with a DUI incident that results in the death of another person is going to be charged with DUI manslaughter.
Culpable Negligence can be defined as acting recklessly without caution and putting another individual at risk of either injury or death. Every citizen has the responsibility to hold themselves to a standard and act in a reasonable manner towards one another. If that responsibility is violated and there is a conscious intention to harm or hurt another citizen then the violation is considered negligence.
*Leaving The Scene of an Accident; LSA with Injury; LSA with Property Damage
Whenever a car accident occurs in Miami, Florida the law requires all of those who are involved to follow a particular order of operations or procedures. Upon a car accident happening, regardless of who is at fault, if any of the parties involved neglect to remain on the scene of the crime in order to exchange necessary documents they may be suspect to being charged with leaving the scene of the crime or a hit and run accident.
*Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Being charged with a DUI in Miami, Florida has very serious repercussions. It is important to find a DUI defense attorney that will do everything in their power to ensure that a DUI conviction does not haunt you for the rest of your life. The best DUI defense attorneys in Miami, Florida are often able to get a DUI charge expunged leaving you with a license and a clean record to police and employers. Make no mistake, if not taken seriously a DUI charge in the state of Florida will have lasting consequences that is capable of effecting your employment, future, and freedom.
*Boating Under the Influence
There is no question that Miami, Florida is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Every day people file out to the beaches to enjoy the blue, warm water and the sunny skies. Both residents that reside in Miami, Florida and tourists just visiting the extravagant city take advantage of the beauty by taking boats out on the water. While being on a boat is great fun many act irresponsibly mixing their boating experience with alcohol and ultimately find themselves getting charged with boating under the influence. Boating while intoxicated is a serious charge that authorities in Miami, Florida do not take lightly.
*Driving While License Suspended
Driving while license suspended in Miami, Florida is a misdemeanor. If an individual is charged for the first time of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license it is a second-degree misdemeanor offense. If it is an individual’s second offense for driving with a suspended license the charges will fall under a first-degree misdemeanor. Someone who has been caught three times for driving while license suspended faces the possibility of up to 5 years in prison.
Reckless driving can be defined as any individual who operates a motor vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard to other citizens who are on the road. In general South Florida is considered to have some of the most reckless drivers in the country. The authorities in Miami, Florida make an extraordinary amount of arrests for reckless driving. Unlike speeding tickets, which are considered to be civil violations a reckless driving charge is defined as a criminal offense and comes with more, and more severe penalties.
One of the most common reasons a careless driving or a civil traffic charge is given to an individual is for a rear-end collision. Many officers in the Miami, Florida area will use this particular citation when they have no other tickets they feel they will be able to prove under the court of law. It is not uncommon for an officer in Miami, Florida to issue a careless driving ticket to whomever they feel is at fault in a car accident. It is important to remember that police officers are very rarely at the scene of an accident.
*All Traffic Infractions – Speeding, Disobey Traffic Control Device, Unlawful Turn, Etc.
If you are facing a traffic misdemeanor in Miami, Florida it is necessary to find counseling from a criminal defense lawyer. Even though traffic violations and misdemeanors are usually considered small crimes under the court of law they are still capable of having a strong and negative impact on an individual’s future. A traffic infraction and misdemeanor needs to be taken seriously. In the state of Florida the maximum punishment for some traffic misdemeanors are fines and/or up to a year behind bars.
- Drug Possession
Drug Crimes are taken very seriously in Miami, Florida. In fact, Florida’s mandatory drug laws are some of the most severe in the country. Many consider Miami to be the illegal drug capital of the world because of its access to waterway. If you are facing a drug charge in Miami, Florida whether it is possession with intent to sell or possession of drug paraphernalia, you are going to need a drug defense attorney. In general, the Florida law is more lenient with individuals who are charged with abusing drugs then they are with people who have the intent to sell, but either way a drug attorney will prove to be beneficial.
*State/Federal Drug Possession
Drug possession charges in Miami, Florida are not taken lightly and it is necessary to obtain the services of a drug possession lawyer in order to have the best chance at avoiding the severe punishments that come with drug crimes.
*State/Federal Drug Conspiracy to Possess
Conspiracy to possess is a crime that will not be taken lightly in the Miami, Florida court systems. It is going to be necessary to have to the services of a seasoned drug possession lawyer who knows the Miami, Florida conspiracy to possess laws inside and out.
*State/Federal Trafficking Crimes
Drug trafficking crimes are serious offenses that come with serious repercussions. Drug trafficking crimes are charged to individuals based on the amount of a certain drug or narcotic that they have at their disposal.
*Possession with Intent To Sell
Miami, Florida has very strict laws when it comes to being charged with the crime of possession with intent to distribute. It is a necessity to retain the services of an attorney when being charged with intent to distribute drugs or narcotics.
Simple drug possession is a crime that may not be serious but can spin out of control without proper legal representation. Make no mistake about it; there are serious and lasting repercussions.
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
An individual can be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia for a number of different reasons. While possession of drug paraphernalia may not seem like a serious crime it comes with very real and severe consequences.
*Possession with intent to sell within school zone
In Miami, Florida drug dealing is a major issues and is of course frowned upon. Drug possession in a drug-free school zone is especially frowned upon by law enforcement. If charged and found guilty with drug possession in a drug-free zone it is likely that an individual will face sentencing enhancements.
- Burglary / Theft
A theft lawyer in the Miami, Florida area will be able to best represent individuals who have been charged with the crime of burglary, armed robbery, shoplifting, auto burglary, or any other type of crime that falls under the category of burglary or theft. Burglary can be defined as breaking and entering into a home or place of business and depending on the action it can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor.
*State/Federal Fraud – mortgage, Medicaid, etc.
Federal Fraud is a very serious crime that is going to require the help of federal fraud charge lawyer. The penalties that come along with being found guilty of federal fraud are severe; making it important to take the charges very seriously from the beginning.
Burglary is a charge in Miami, Florida that is taken very seriously. Depending on the charge burglary is punishable with up to 15 years in prison. A burglary lawyer will do everything in their power to protect their client’s rights and reduce the charges that have been brought up against them.
Robbery can be defined as the use of force or the threat of force in an attempt to take another person's property. The crime of a robbery is very similar to that of theft except that a robbery includes the use of force or violence. Miami, Florida robbery laws are considering this charge to be a violent crime.
Many view shoplifting as a crime that is not serious. While a first time offender may be able escape serious charges, a repeat offender runs the risk at having a permanent stain on their criminal record. The value of the goods stolen determines how serious of penalties an individual is going to have to face for shoplifting charges.
- Domestic Violence
Miami, Florida law enforcement takes domestic violence charges very seriously. Without the services of experienced domestic abuse attorneys it is going to be more then difficult to fight domestic violence charges. A skilled domestic abuse attorney may be able to help an individual avoid a conviction, have their charges reduced, or dropped completely.
*Simple and aggravated assault
The two types of assault in Miami, Florida are simple and aggravated assault. If charged with either one a defense is going to need to be developed by an attorney who has experience in defending individuals who have assault charges.
*Simple and aggravated battery
Whether an individual is facing simple battery charges or aggravated battery charges they are going to need the guidance and expertise of a defense attorney. Battery charges of any kind can be serious and a defense attorney will be able to act in their client’s behalf to get the charges dismissed or reduced.
Laws against domestic abuse are very strict and rightfully so. No one should be able to get away with harming another individual whether it is a family member or someone else. Unfortunately some try to use domestic abuse laws in order to gain an advantage in such matters such as divorce or child custody hearings.
- Violent Crimes
Violent crimes are considered to be the most serious type of crimes in the Miami, Florida area. Prosecutors are going to come to trial with everything that they have to make sure that the defendant is found guilty. It will be absolutely pertinent for the defendant to have the best violent crime lawyers in their corner if they are going to have a chance at protecting their freedom.
When brought up on murder charges or vessel homicide the services of a homicide defense lawyer is necessary. Without one the likelihood that you are going to be able to keep your freedom is very slim. Murder of any sort is considered to be the worst type of crime and Miami, Florida appoints their best prosecutors to handle such cases.
*Aggravated assault with serious bodily injury
Aggravated assault is a serious charge that can come with serious repercussions. An aggravated assault lawyer will be able to look at an individuals charges in great detail and form the best defense possible in an attempt to get the charges reduced or even dismissed all together.
*Aggravated battery with a weapon
Aggravated battery is a very serious crime and if found guilty an individual’s life will be forever changed. A defendant needs to take advantage of their opportunity to retain the services of the best defense attorney possible as fighting aggravated battery with a weapon charge is not going to be an easy feat.
*Robbery with a firearm
Robbery with a firearm is a very serious crime that comes with harsh punishments. Without a robbery attorney guiding an individual through the process of when they first received the charges to when they have to go to court, it is not likely that they will get a favorable verdict when it comes time for the law to decide if they are guilty or innocent.
Florida Criminal Statute 787.01 states that kidnapping means forcibly, secretly, or by threat, confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against his or her will and without lawful authority, with intent to hold for ransom, inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person, or interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.
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