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ABOUT YOUR CASE





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ABOUT YOUR CASE



DOMESTIC
BATTERY

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DISMISSED
AGGRAVATED
ASSAULT

RESULT:
REDUCED
2ND DEGREE
MURDER

RESULT:
reduced to Manslaughter
BATTERY
ON A L.E.O.

RESULT:
DISMISSED

TELL MATT
ABOUT YOUR CASE



DOMESTIC
BATTERY

RESULT:
DISMISSED
AGGRAVATED
ASSAULT

RESULT:
REDUCED
2ND DEGREE
MURDER

RESULT:
reduced to Manslaughter
BATTERY
ON A L.E.O.

RESULT:
DISMISSED

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Attorney Matthew Glassman realizes that being accused of a crime is a stressful time. To alleviate this stress, Mr. Glassman provides every client his cell phone number and responds to calls, texts, and emails at all hours of the day and night. He also writes a free legal blog that provides informative summaries of current legal issues. If you need the assistance of an attorney, please contact Mr. Glassman, who will fight tirelessly to help you obtain the best resolution possible on your case.

Mr. Glassman accepts cases throughout the state of Florida, however, the majority of his practice is in Broward, Miami-Dade, and West Palm Beach Counties.


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Arrested? Now What?

ARRESTED?



So then it happens, the lights, the dreaded sirens. Your stomach churns and you begin to panic. You see the cop approaching. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe you have been yanked out of a car at gun point? Maybe your home has been ransacked by the police? You hear the shiny handcuffs click and feel the loss of movement in your wrists. Life as you know it is about to change. You are strip searched. Booked and questioned. You hear the metal doors slam shut behind you.
The dreaded criminal justice system is now staring you gravely in the face. Don’t sit back and trust that the flawed system will save you. Don’t get caught in the unforgiving spider web. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Click here to contact me

WHAT NEXT



So you, a loved one, friend or a family member have been arrested. This simply means that a Police Officer has probable cause to believe that you have committed a crime. You will be taken in front of a Magistrate Judge (commonly referred to as a “First Appearance” Judge) and if you are lucky will be released on your own recognizance (ROR), bail or Pretrial.

Those, who have been accused of more serious crimes may not be so lucky and may be held without bail.

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Sense of Urgency



After an arrest the clock is ticking. There is a common misconception that takes place in the criminal justice system: Police Officers DO NOT charge you with crimes. They arrest you. I repeat the police DO NOT charge you with crimes. The State Attorney’s Office makes the crucial decision to charge you with the crimes the Police have arrested you for. The State Attorney’s Office has the discretion to File the same charges that you were arrested for, file reduced or lesser charges, file increased or more serious charges or NOT FILE ANYTHING. It is imperative that you call me right away so that we can begin to fight the charges at the PRE- FILING stage. The fastest way to make a case go away is to prevent it from getting filed on in the first place. Click here to contact me

Pots and Pans Method



State Attorneys assigned to make filing decisions have hundreds and sometimes thousands of files that they are responsible for. Most State Attorney's Offices have dedicated attorneys assigned only to case filing. How does your file get the attention that it needs? You have to be proactive. You have to make some noise. You have to begin the fight immediately. Any and all contradictory evidence, mitigating factors, legal authority or additional witnesses/statements can be presented to the State Attorney prior to he/she making a filing decision on your case. If you sit back and do nothing, there is a great chance that your charges will get picked up by the State or worse: they could even increase! Pick up the phone and call me. I can help. Click here to contact me

South Florida Law Blog
February 6, 2019

It’s an Emergency! Or Is it? The Admissibility of 911 Calls

Happy (belated) New Year!  I hope that you all had a healthy and happy holiday season and that you are just as excited as I am for 2019 and all that it may bring.  One thing I am definitely bringing – more blogs!  I’ve  found some great cases that have been decided recently and I’m looking forward to explaining them […]
December 12, 2018

The Police Are Demanding My Phone’s Password, What Should I Do?

Hello again! I hope that you found my last post instructive, interesting, and thought-provoking. I have a good feeling that you will find this one to be especially so. As always, this post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you or someone you love are being investigated by law enforcement or you have been […]
November 29, 2018

Hey, That’s Not My Stuff! The Law of Constructive Possession

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I’ve been getting some good feedback from you all about these posts and I’m glad that you’re finding them helpful. As always, the information below is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know has been arrested, reach out to me immediately for […]
November 16, 2018

When Does a 911 Call Allow Police to Enter Your Home?

Just came across an interesting case from the Second District Court of Appeals, and I thought I’d share it with all of you. As always, the information below is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. In Lapace v. State, 2D17-1493 (link to PDF, full text below), the Second District addressed whether and when a 911 call […]
November 9, 2018

When is a Tip Not Enough?

Welcome back! It’s been a great year here at hatejail.com and I’m hopeful that your year has been just as good as mine. I’m planning on kicking my legal writing back into high gear for the rest of 2018 and onward, so buckle up for some in-depth legal analysis of recent district court opinions. As always, criminal law is a […]
January 17, 2018

To Mitigate or Litigate?

Everybody wants a lawyer in their corner who will fight for them. “Fight” doesn’t always mean what you might think it does. Sometimes fighting for your client means less beating up on witnesses on cross-examination and more presenting as much mitigation evidence to help soften or reduce the client’s exposure to criminal penalties.  It may not be as sexy but […]
January 5, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!  2018 was a great year for me personally and professionally and for the growing hatejail.com. I hope that you and your families have a happy, safe, and jail-free year!  In the spirit of the New Year, Florida passed a few new laws that went into effect on January 1st and the Sun-Sentinel has put out a nice […]
August 21, 2017

RENT TO GROAN?? An Overview of F.S. 812.155

Statute Overview: 812.155, Failure to Return Hired or Leased Personal Property The Law Office of Matthew Glassman welcomes you back to my law blog and I’m doing something a little different this week. Instead of reviewing a recent case and how it might be relevant to you and your case, I thought I would do a deeper dive into one […]
August 1, 2017

Violent Felony Offenders of Special Concern – Whittaker v. State

The Law Office of Matthew Glassman is back again with another installment of our weekly caselaw update.  This week brings us a Fourth District case (pdf): Whittaker v. State, 4D16-1036, which gives a great analysis of the proper procedure that trial courts should use when handling a violation of probation for someone who might be considered a Violent Felony Offender […]
July 12, 2017

Caselaw Update: Reid v. State

Welcome back to the Glassman Law Blog and my biweekly explanation of a recent appellate decision.  Last week’s case about blood draws in DUI arrests generated some good comments and conversation and hopefully you all will find this week’s case just as enlightening and interesting.  As always, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  […]
July 7, 2017

Matthew Glassman Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2017 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in Florida For Client Satisfaction

PRESS RELEASE Matthew Glassman Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2017 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in Florida For Client Satisfaction The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Criminal Law Attorney Matthew P. Glassman as a 2017 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is a […]
June 26, 2017

DUI Caselaw Update: Montes-Valeton v. State

The Glassman Law Blog is officially back in business!  Things have been going great with the firm and I’ve been super busy fighting tooth and nail for my clients. With that being said, I am hoping to be able to do a write-up on a new and interesting case every other week or so from here on out.  As always, […]
May 13, 2016

Sealing Criminal Records: The Right Way vs. The Destry way

Having a criminal history has profound effects upon a person’s life.  Obtaining a job can be difficult, if not impossible. Fortunately, the State of Florida has enacted a process for an individual to seal criminal records in certain cases, shielding those records from the view of the public.  As always, this information is provided for educational purposes only and does […]
May 12, 2016

Matthew Glassman Selected as a Top 100 Florida Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers

Press Release: The National Trial Lawyers announces Matthew Glassman has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida The national Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Matthew Glassman has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their […]
April 12, 2016

Disclosing a Confidential Informant – Case of the Week #2

Kenneth Hill v. State of Florida, 2D14-2960, Released 3/9/2016 Welcome Back! This week we turn our attention to an issue that appears repeatedly in criminal cases:  under what circumstances must the State Attorney disclose the identity of a confidential informant who was used during the investigation of a case. Confidential informants (or “CI’s”) are most commonly used in drug delivery […]
March 17, 2016

Judge Destry Sentencing Revisited: Tough on Crime vs. Wrong on Crime, Dinkines v. State, 122 So.3d 477

By now most people have heard about the Herbert Smith Case. At the very least you may have seen a thing or two (or ten) written about Judge Destry. If you haven’t, here are a few articles to get you up to speed (here, here, here and here).  The media has jumped all over Judge Destry for several questionable decisions […]
March 8, 2016

Matthew Glassman Selected as Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

PRESS RELEASE: The National Trial Lawyers Announces Matthew Glassman as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Florida The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Matthew Glassman of the Law Office of Matthew Glassman has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of […]
March 3, 2016

Promises of Leniency – Case of the Week #1

Rodney Squire v. State of Florida, 4D12-3320 Released 2/24/2016 Hi all, welcome back to my blog.  Hope you enjoyed the last post on Judge Singhal’s recent mistrial ruling.  I got some nice positive feedback and I’m ready to get back on the horse and write another post.   Today’s post is (hopefully) going to be a once-a-week affair: the “case […]
February 26, 2016

Judge Singhal Makes Tough But Correct Call Granting Mistrial

First of all, welcome all to my blog! The Law Office of Matthew Glassman is finally getting off the ground after years of planning and I’d like to thank everyone for making this possible.  As for the blog, I’m hoping to write a couple short articles every week on legal issues relevant to the practice of law in Florida.  These […]

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