Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZf3ThKJP4Q I am Patrick McGeehan, and I am a family law and criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida, I am your best friend at your worst times! In my videos, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and email newsletter, I explain family law terms, procedures, criminal law procedures, sanctions, and a lot more in a simple to understand way. This, by no means, is a substitute for Read More

The Plea Bargain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmax6vTuzaA&t=3s Happy Felony Friday! Happy Felony Friday! There is an art to a plea bargain. As I have said before, sometimes it is a good idea to wait and not accept the first plea offer that comes along. I spend a lot of time in South Florida's criminal courts and see a lot of defendants that are overly eager to accept the first plea offer that comes from the state. I Read More

Deadly Force: Everybody Dies!

Photo credit: Sun Sentinel - Doug Phillips A deadly force incident on June 7th, 2019, in Davie, Florida, at Flamingo Road and SW 8th Steet, a road we drive every day, two men, Keith Byrne, and Andre Sinclair, met for the first time.  Neither lived through the encounter.  According to the police, Keith Byrne, a Marine Corps veteran and air conditioner mechanic, cut off a blue BMW.   Mr. Byrne pulled over to Read More

Divorce – Social Media Control is Key!

Social media is a big part of our culture. People post things on social media thinking it will not be seen by everyone. Some of your social media content can cause damage in your divorce, family law, or criminal case. Family law and domestic violence cases are particularly susceptible to problems with social media content. Anything you post on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, or any other platform Read More

Deputy Scot Peterson get a lower bond!

This is my commentary on the Deputy Scot Peterson case. I am not affiliated with his lawyers or in the case in any way. Photo credit: WPTV After the recording of this video, Scot Peterson had a bond hearing in Broward County Circuit Court. Peterson's bond was reduced to $39,500.00. Also, the pretrial conditions were modified to standard pretrial conditions, no GPS monitoring, and passport surrender within Read More

Deputy Scot Peterson arrested!

BSO Booking phot of Scot Peterson Broward Deputy arrested for role in school shooting Yesterday, Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested. The criminal charges against Scot Peterson stem from his actions, or inaction, during a school shooting. On February 14th, 2018, a shooter killed 17 people and injured another 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sadly, he Read More


Fighting Back Against Crime As a Miami-Dade Police Officer, a big part of my duties was to help people with crime prevention and avoidance. Unfortunately, most of this advice came after the crime and I responded to take the report.   We all see regular news reports of violent crime in South Florida. The fact is that crime has been trending down for the last two decades.  Despite downward crime trends, Read More


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKjK76CeRTw I QUIT MY JOB YEARS AGO! I have not had a job in years. I finally got fed up, and I quit my job. Learn how and why in this video. I was a Miami-Dade Police Officer before becoming a lawyer and now I am combining that experaence to help people with legal issues. My last police car was not this nice! If you are working, you are missing out on life. When I Read More

It is our privilege:

The Florida Accident Report Privilege I always preach it! If you have known me for more than 10 seconds, you know I always preach, "Do Not Talk to the Police!" That is a standard posture in most criminal cases and investigations where you may end up as the subject of the investigation. The Florida Accident Report Privilege affects this standard rule. There are times, however, that you may come into Read More

Have you been cut off?

Often, one spouse will cut off the financial support to gain an advantage and drive one into submission. If this is occurring in your family law case, it must be corrected immediately. Courts do not take kindly to economic extortion. Here is what you have to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDRjnueMiQg Have you been cut off? Fight back! I am Patrick McGeehan, and I am a family law and criminal defense Read More

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