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CRIME PREVENTION:

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

I QUIT MY JOB!

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

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

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 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

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