Do not make this colossal mistake in your criminal or domestic violence case!

Have you ever wanted to hang yourself in a criminal or domestic violence case? Of course not. This is a colossal mistake people who try to represent themselves can make in in criminal and domestic violence cases. Do Not Hang Yourself! Never try to represent yourself when your liberty and freedom is on the line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMgHwNkvG6g&t=9s What a mistake this was! I am Read More

Financial Considerations During a Divorce

Without a doubt, financial considerations during a divorce are paramount issues.  Usually right after child issues, and sometimes before, clients fret over financial concerns during a divorce.   I get questions all the time, such as, "Can I remove my spouse from our joint checking account?", " Can I cancel my spouse's health insurance?", "Can I transfer title of my car to my mother?", or "Do I have to pay child Read More

Action, Reaction, Arrest

Often, when crimes or "incidents" make the news, there is a discernable sequence of action, reaction, arrest.   As a lawyer with a considerable background in law enforcement, I often field questions about such videos that make the news.   What I have noticed in the videos it is the reaction that gets criticized most.  It is also my experience that regardless of the criminal nature of the action, an Read More

Family Law Mediation: What is it? When is it? How is it?

At some point in your divorce case, you will attend mediation before a trial or final hearing.  So what is family law mediation?   Family law mediation is a process where both parties, their lawyers if they have them, and a mediator attempt to negotiate a resolution to all outstanding issues in the case.  The mediation can be face to face or in separate rooms with the mediator moving back and forth Read More


If you are served with a lawsuit. You will be fine, I promise. I get a lot of calls from panicked clients who were just served with a lawsuit, petition for divorce, domestic violence injunction, or some other type of family law matter. Here is what you do, stop by step. https://youtu.be/HvnRPgU24f8 What do you do when you have been served with a lawsuit? I am Patrick McGeehan, and I am a family law Read More

Representation Before An Arrest?

Sometimes, I have the opportunity to provide a client with representation before an arrest.  On those rare occasions where a client finds out they are the target of a criminal investigation, I have been very successful at mitigating criminal exposure.   Usually, these clients are involved in financial or white-collar crimes.  They discover the existence of an investigation from an employer, co-worker or by Read More

I always do this!

I always seal or expunge a criminal record of an eligible client at the close of their case. Sealing or expunging a criminal record is particularly important in domestic violence cases or any case that involves an arrest for a violent act. A criminal record can have life long consequences such as the denial of employment, housing, and constitutional rights. Read More

How does bail in Florida work!

Recently, I have been asked several times "How does bail in Florida work?A few weeks ago, I wrote a newsletter article and blog post about the difference between getting out of jail on bond ("a bail bond") and entering a pre-trial supervision program.  Since then, I see there are a lot of people that do not understand how the bond system works, so here is how it works. Each judicial circuit in Florida has a bond Read More

Criminal Defense Tip of the Day: If you have one of these, never, ever commit a crime!

https://youtu.be/G7akGvnh5eY Criminal Defense Tip of the Day! If you are out on pre-trial release, probation, or community control, and have one of these, never, ever commit a crime! For that matter, never commit a crime in the first place, and you will never have to worry about my Criminal Defense Tip of the Day! Here is another criminal defense tip for you. Like all my criminal defense tips, this Read More

Pets and Divorce: What Happens to Fido During a Divorce?

Is your pet part of your family? What happens to Fido or any pet during a divorce depends upon several factors. Family pets and divorce issues occur quite frequently. I am a dog guy, and if you are anything like me, my dog is part of my family. My Shephard/Rottweiler mix, Ike, is my constant companion, travel partner, fishing buddy, and sometimes confidant. He is a good boy, and I could not imagine life Read More

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