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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DO NOT FREAK OUT!

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...

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...

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. I am Patrick McGeehan, and I am a...

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...
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