Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorneys

Galanter Law

110 East Broward Boulevard
Suite 1700

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone(954) 524-6600
Fax (954) 760-9040

Law Firm Overview

The 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.

Areas of Law

Articles Published by Galanter Law

 How to Beat a Reckless Driving Ticket

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 will not be able to simply pay a fine and move on with their life if they are charged with a willful or wanton act.

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 Shoplifting in Florida - What is the Law?

Many people view shoplifting as a crime that is not that serious. To the contrary, shoplifting in Florida is looked at by the court of law very seriously. A shoplifting conviction can follow you around for the rest of your life and can affect your employment opportunities, standing in the community, and your ability to get credit.

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 Careless Driving vs. Reckless Driving in Florida: What’s the Difference?

While people frequently use the terms “reckless driving” and “careless driving” interchangeably, there is actually a huge difference between these two offenses in Florida.

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 Careless Driving Ticket in Fort Lauderdale or Miami

If you have received a careless driving ticket in Broward or Miami-Dade County, you probably got the ticket due to being involved in an automobile accident where the officer investigating the accident found you to be at fault or the cause of the crash. A careless driving charge in Florida carries a four point penalty against your license. If you pay the ticket outright, these points will be assessed on your license, which will cause your car insurance rates to increase.

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 Driving with a Suspended License – Traffic Ticket Defense

One of the first things you should do if you get arrested for driving with a suspended license in Florida is figure out why your license was suspended in the first place. There are many reasons why your license can be suspended; however, these are some of the most common reasons:

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 Passing a Stopped School Bus

Whether due to impatience, inattentiveness, or ignorance of the law, every day thousands of Florida drivers pass stopped school buses on the road.

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 South Florida Business Journal Highlights One of Galanter Law’s Cases

The South Florida Business Journal wrote a story about the $6.1 million verdict we won for one of our clients. It was the largest punitive-damage award in U.S. history for an involuntary bankruptcy case.

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 Florida’s Cyberstalking Laws

While the Internet, email, smartphones, and the widespread usage of social media sites have improved our lives in many ways, they have also unfortunately become the breeding grounds for new types of crime.

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 How Defendants Should Dress for Court in South Florida

As a South Florida criminal lawyer with over 30 years of courtroom experience, I’ve seen thousands of criminal defendants come through the South Florida courts.

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 Contempt of Court Charges in Florida

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely caught wind of the viral news story about Miami’s bad girl du jour: the foul-mouthed, bird-flipping teen Penelope Soto. Here’s a recap of the infamous February 2013 courtroom incident:

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 Online Publication of Mugshots in Florida

A mugshot is a photographic portrait taken of a defendant by the police department after the defendant has been arrested and is in police custody. Typically, the arrestee will take one front-view photo and one-side view photo. The purpose of a mugshot is to provide law enforcement with a photographic database of all arrested individuals, which is then often used by victims and investigators for identification purposes.

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 How Not to Get Pulled over for a Traffic Ticket

There’s nothing quite like a traffic ticket to ruin your day…and your driving record, your bank account balance, and your insurance premium rates.

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 Classes of Felonies in Florida

Most states classify their felonies by class, ”a class D felony ” is a term that is often heard. Florida does not have Felonies that are classified by letter.

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 The Attorney-Client Privilege in Florida

Communications between a client and his attorney are generally privileged under the attorney-client privilege, which is a legal and ethical concept that preserves the confidentiality of communications between a client and his attorney.

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 Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida: Your FAQs Answered

It’s no secret that South Florida is a party town. Between its idyllic beaches, recreational boating culture, vibrant nightlife, cultural and sporting events, and dozens of colleges and universities, it is certainly a fun area to live and play. Unfortunately, underage drinking is rampant. The police in South Florida take this problem very seriously and frequently make arrests for underage possession of alcohol.

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 Juvenile Fake ID Laws in Florida

Persons under the age of 21 in Florida will often purchase or make their own driver’s license or identification card with an altered or forged date of birth or use the driver’s license or identification card belonging to a sibling or friend over the age of 21 who they resemble. For more information, check out the following summary of the laws related to fake, false, or altered IDs in Florida:

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 You Don’t Have to Pay Traffic Tickets in Fort Lauderdale

If you have received a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, do not pay it. If you pay the ticket you will get points that will stay on your record for a long time. Your insurance rates will go up. Your driving privilege will be put in jeopardy. So don’t pay your traffic ticket. Want to avoid getting points for a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale?

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 What to do When You are Pulled Over by the Police for a Traffic Stop

Follow these seven tips from a Miami traffic attorney if you are ever pulled over for a traffic stop. 1) Pull over at a safe location: If a police officer indicates for you to pull over, put on your turn signal to drive to the nearest, safe location and pull over. If possible, pull over as far to the right as you can, so that when the officer approaches your driver’s side window he will not have to worry about being hit by cars in the right lane.

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 Underage DUI Law in Florida

A recent study shows that in Florida, an estimated 83 traffic fatalities and 3,345 non-fatal traffic injuries were attributed to driving after underage drinking. One way the state is trying to combat the devastating traffic, health, and social problems associated with underage drinking is through its zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking.

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 BUI (Boating Under the Influence): Your FAQs Answered

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. Here are answers to common questions when charged with a BUI in Florida.

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 Five Differences Between DUI and BUI in Florida

Learn about the differences between a DUI and a BUI in the State of Florida from a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer. - The Operator - Unlike a motor vehicle, a boat can be operated without a driver. When it comes to DUI (driving under the influence), it’s easy to tell who is driving or operating the motor vehicle—the person behind the wheel. However, when it comes to BUI (boating under the influence), it can be a little more difficult to determine who is operating the boat.

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Videos Provided by Galanter Law

Traffic Violations - Fort Lauderdale Traffic Lawyer

Traffic Citations - Miami Traffic Ticket Attorney

Traffic Accident Advice - West Palm Traffic Ticket Attorney

Shoplifting Defense - Miami Theft Lawyer

DUI Defense - Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer

Domestic Violence Attorney - A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Advice

Driving with a Suspended License in Florida

Drug Crime Attorney - Miami Defense Attorney Advice

Miami DUI Attorney Video - Drunk Driving in Miami

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