Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

888 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 205

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. Overview

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that serves clients in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade Counties and across the country. Practice areas include complex, high-stakes criminal cases, often consisting of major felonies in state and federal courts such as white collar crimes and murder, as well as lesser crimes, such as DUI and all misdemeanors.

Kenneth Padowitz has been practicing law for more than 35 years and has extensive courtroom experience, having handled more than 300 jury trials and 35 first-degree murder trials. He is able to look into a client’s case to determine what mitigating circumstances exist and develop a strategic defense tailored for each set of needs.

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. offers assertive representation for clients facing a variety of criminal charges. The firm zealously works to secure the most favorable results possible for every unique situation.

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Federal Crimes; 10-20-Life; Adult Entertainment; Arrests on the Seminole Reservation; Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; Boating Under the Influence (BUI); Breach of the Peace/Disorderly Conduct; Carjacking; Criminal Mischief; Cruise Ship Warrants & Arrests; DHSMV Hearings; Driving on a Suspended License; Fleeing and Eluding; Forfeitures; Forgery; Hate Crimes; Human Trafficking; Kidnapping; Lewd & Lascivious Battery/Molestation; Misdemeanors; Obstruction of Justice; Post-Conviction Relief; Prescription Drugs; Reckless Driving; Resisting Arrest; Restraining Orders; Search & Seizure; Violation of Probation; Warrants; Counterfeiting; Extortion; Insider Trading; Public Corruption; Vandalism; Elder Abuse; Incest; Stalking; Tax Evasion; Ponzi Schemes; Pyramid Schemes; Animal Cruelty; Vandalism; Treason; Assault; Battery; Arrest Warrant; Arson; Bail Bonds; Bigamy; Blood Alcohol Content (BAC); Burglary; Criminal Anarchy; Defamation; Manslaughter; Grand Theft; Indecent Exposure; Loitering; Prowling; Open House Party; Theft Crimes; Shoplifting; Public Intoxication; Computer Hacking; Health Care Fraud; Mail Fraud; Computer Crimes; Felonies; Prostitution; Rape; Identity Theft; Bribery; CAN-SPAM Act; Cyber Hacking; Counterfeiting; Credit Card Fraud; Embezzlement; Extortion; Fraud; Insider Trading; Mail Fraud; Organized Fraud; RICO; Weapon & Firearm Offenses; Wire Fraud; Tax Fraud; Money Laundering; Corporate Crime; Appellate Practice; Extradition; Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly or Disabled; Homicide; Drug Trafficking; Violent Crimes; Underage DUI; Sealing of Criminal Records; Defamation; Libel.


Kenneth Padowitz Mr. Kenneth D. Padowitz
Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DUI and DWI, White Collar Crime

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. Affiliations

  • Florida Bar
  • The National Trial Lawyers

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Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. News and Publications

Articles Published by Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Biases

If two individuals stand as witnesses of the same event, will their testimonies be the same? Will they tell and describe the event that transpired without any contradictions? When a person witnessed a crime, untoward incident, or other events that need legal support, a testimony from the eyewitness is necessary. The eyewitness will later appear before the court and tell the details of what he/she witnessed on that fateful day. The entire process may be more complicated than initially presumed.

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Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a better word, a reality.

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Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequences

The difference between ‘date rape’ and standard ‘rape’ in the legal context is restricted to the legal meaning of the terms. Thus, they carry the same serious consequences.

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Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The biggest culprits for the advance of this crime fascination are the media and cinema.

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What is DUI?

Driving Under The Influence - How Bad Is It Really?

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Supreme Court to Law Enforcement: Do Not Freeze Untainted Assets

The precedent was set in 1989. In a United States v. Monsanto case, the Supreme Court held that a suspect who violated the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) should not have access to the funds obtained through illegal activity.

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Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime

Rational choice is a prominent theoretical model in many fields of research, though many criminologists continue to doubt its applicability as a general theory of crime.

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Stop and Frisk

In the US, human right is the thread that holds the fabric of America’s diverse identity. One very important right: to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects this right. In addition to protecting the right of a person to unreasonable search and seizure, the Fourth Amendment also extends this right to homes, cars, etc. belonging to an American citizen.

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Warratless Blood Draw in DUI Investigation

In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw is a search which is protected under the Fourth Amendment.

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What is the Fundamental Attribution Error?

The fundamental attribution error is a term, which refers to the common human error in which people tend to underestimate situational influences and overestimate individual personality factors, when explaining behavior.

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Alcohol and Mind Wandering

Alcohol has been shown to be one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents; around 58% of drivers involved in fatal crashes were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol in a research review article. An article written by Michael Sayette and colleagues in Psychological Science, suggests a factor contributing to the commonality of DUI arrests: mind wandering.

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Displaced Aggression Theory - Road Rage

Displaced aggression can occur when someone cannot aggress towards the source of incitement or provocation, so instead takes it out on something else and behaves aggressively towards another individual that had nothing to do with the initial conflict.

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Psychopathy and Altruism Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

Psychopathy is a personality disorder believed to be affecting 1-2% of the world's population. Those afflicted have certain personality characteristics: Shallow emotions, superficial charm, impulsiveness, and lacking any empathy or remorse, often leading to antisocial behaviors and criminal activity.

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Drug Trafficking: Not All Charges Are Equal

There are often completely different outcomes in similar criminal cases depending on the statute an individual is charged with. Prosecution must be accurate and precise in their charging decisions. Charging someone with the wrong crime can result in charges being dropped; cases are lost all the time due to technicalities.

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Risk Factors for Criminal Behavior Peer Rejection

It has been continually shown over the years by developmental psychologists that a child’s peer relationships are essential in proper emotional and social development of an individual. Around the time of puberty, these adolescents begin to become more susceptible to the influence of their friends, and less susceptible to the influence of family or parents.

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Legally Insane: The Insanity Defense

The insanity defense is one of the least successful defenses in a criminal case. The determination of the suspect’s mental state at the time of the criminal offense, as well as at the time of trial can be a challenging task; the defense actually has the burden of proof in Federal cases, as well as most State charges, in showing the defendant to be insane.

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Confessions: Police Interrogation

A confession is probably the most damaging kind of evidence that you can give to the police, and will surely be presented in court in front of a jury. It is almost as bad as blowing into the Breathalyzer when you know you’ve had more than two drinks.

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Most Common DUI Question Answered

Most Common DUI Question Answered: What Do I Do If I Am Pulled Over?

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Drug Conspiracy Law in Florida – Hampton v. State

A conspiracy is defined in law as an agreement between two or more individuals to commit a crime. Although this may seem like a pretty straightforward definition, as with most criminal law, it is up to interpretation. Here we discuss Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals interpretation of a conspiracy charge, and how it applies to those accused of drug trafficking. In Hampton v. State, Albert Hampton appeals a guilty verdict of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

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Domestic Violence: A Heavy Accusation

Domestic violence is a serious accusation and can have devastating effects on the life of those accused.

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