Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy Change and the Impact on South Florida

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Earlier this month, the outgoing Obama administration made a surprising legislative move, effectively ending the long-standing “wet foot-dry foot” policy that took effect under the Clinton Administration back in 1996, which allowed migrants fleeing Cuba to automatically stay in the United States without a proper visa if they successfully reached our shores.

The unexpected policy change sent shock waves throughout South Florida’s Cuban population, many of which were beneficiaries from the previous policy or still have family members in Cuba.

According to officials, migrants who already came to the United States under the previous policy will be grandfathered in, thus keeping the option in place to apply for political asylum. However, those who have yet to reach the US will be significantly impacted by this recent change.

If you are located in South Florida and have family members, friends, or loved ones who are or will be affected by the revised legislation, contact The Brody Law Firm and we will be happy to provide all the answers to the questions you may have.

Call 305-610-5526 for a FREE and confidential consultation and to discuss your options.

Using Uber or Lyft to Avoid a DUI Charge In Miami

Miami Beach DUI LawyerThird party transportation services such as taxis and party shuttles are nothing new and have been around for quite some time. However, despite their availability, DUIs and alcohol-related traffic incidents continue to be an issue not just in South Florida, but nationwide as well. In fact, according to CNN, an estimated 10,000 people die each year in the United States from DUI-related accidents. In addition, there are 121 million occasions when people choose to get behind a wheel while impaired.

With the surge in popularity of ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, many Miami-area residents are beginning to opt for these cost-effective solutions to avoid a DUI charge. Uber and Lyft are typically much less expensive than other traditional transportation services and offer convenient ride ordering options straight from a smartphone. Another benefit is the cashless nature of a transaction when a rider reaches his or her destination. When a fare is completed, the rider’s credit card on file is charged and there is no need to sift through a wallet or purse to pay for the ride.

Consider these options the next time you or your friends decide to have a night out that involves alcohol. The expense of an Uber, Lyft or even taxi service is nominal compared to the life-altering issues that can arise from a DUI charge and/or DUI-related accident.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI and reside in Miami, Miami Beach, or any of the surrounding areas of South Florida, please call us at 305-610-5526 for a FREE and confidential consultation to discuss your options.

The Brody Law Firm

The Brody Law Firm Proudly Serves All of South Florida

The Brody Law Firm Proudly Serves All of South Florida

Crime-and-Drugs-Miami-FL-Brody-Law-Firm-Criminal-JusticeThe Brody Law Firm in Miami, Florida would like to introduce Attorney Daman Brody. He is determined to fight for his clients and will not sit idly by and take a plea bargain in most cases. Daman Brody understands that as a criminal defense attorney taking cases to trial is the only way to ensure ultimate justice and he will go above and beyond as an aggressive representative for you.

Many South Florida laws are strict and result in harsh punishment upon conviction. It is important for South Florida residents to consult with the Brody Law Firm for any legal questions or concerns and to get real answers and results. The Brody Law Firm  defends your rights for criminal offenses such as drug trafficking, homicide, attempted murder, DUI, gang charges, grand theft, fraud, marijuana offenses, burglary charges, federal charges, domestic violence, prostitution solicitation, and can also seal or expunge your records.

Everyone needs informed legal counsel and the Brody Law Firm is proud to serve and protect the rights of all South Floridians. The laws and legal jargon can be difficult to understand and when federal and state laws conflict you need a reliable, knowledgeable criminal lawyer behind you to help you make sense of your rights and to get you through the process. If you or someone you know needs legal advice for a criminal justice infraction, call on Attorney Daman Brody, Esq. Our phones are on 24/7!

Criminal Defense in Florida

At The Brody Law Firm, we provide full service defense representation to those facing conviction of misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile crimes. We can handle a variety of criminal defense cases, that include but are not limited to:

  • Misdemeanors: Lesser offenses, defined by the degree of harm caused to society and how morally repugnant the infraction is deemed to be by the legislature, with punishments generally consisting of fines up to $1,000 and/or jail sentences of less than a year in a county correctional facility. Examples include: petty theft, nuisance and disturbing the peace charges, as well as many types of traffic violations, including some types of first offense DUI
  • Felonies: More serious offenses, usually defined in terms of severity of harm inflicted, with punishments generally consisting of jail sentences of over a year in a state penitentiary or correctional facility, fines of up to $15,000 per charge, or death imposed and administered by the state in form of execution. Examples include: most types of drug charges, weapons charges, aggravated assault, sex crimes, and almost any act that results in the death of another

Some of the more common criminal offenses we handle include:

  • Traffic violations
  • Drunk driving charges
  • Drug charges (including marijuana possession)
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapons charges
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft (including grand theft)
  • Sex crimes

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