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When is Use of Force Justified?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

You are asleep in your home, when suddenly the sound of an intruder jolts you to your feet. You creep through the darkness toward the noise, your mind racing. In one hand you hold your revolver and in the other a heavy trophy. What will you do when you come face to face with… Read More »


Did an Improper Search Result in Charges Against You?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Traffic stops occur thousands of times every day in this country. Most of the time, they are relatively uneventful. But in some cases, those stops result in criminal charges and jail time. If your rights were violated, it could mean the case will have to be dropped. An experienced criminal defense attorney is your… Read More »


Does Race Impact Sentencing Outcomes in Florida?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

As much as we’d all like to think that racism is a thing of the past, the fact of the matter is that racial disparity is all too real in many critical aspects of Florida living, not the least of which is the criminal justice system. Inequity Perpetuated in the Courtroom  The data is… Read More »


Cyber Crime

By Deric Zacca, PA |

For years when one thought about cyber crime, the focus was on the theft of classified data from government or corporate computers. But cyber crimes encompass acts far beyond hacking into confidential materials to cause financial harm or technical disruptions. Whatever your involvement in the world of cyber activity, you will need a good… Read More »


Florida Drug Laws

By Deric Zacca, PA |

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Florida, you are facing some stiff repercussions. The Florida legislature takes drug crimes very seriously, and the penalties can affect your future for years to come. Working with an experienced attorney can make an immense difference in the outcome, as plea bargains and other legal… Read More »


Obstruction of Justice

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Obstruction of justice has become well-known to the public due to recent questions involving members of the executive branch. Ultimately, anyone who is the subject of an obstruction investigation would be wise to listen to talented legal counsel when it comes to potential charges. What is Obstruction of Justice?  Both a federal and state… Read More »


College Basketball Reels Under Corruption Charges

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Cash bribes. Concealed payments. Quid pro quo deals. Sounds like something from a suspense novel, right? But would you believe that these are all allegations related to college basketball recruitment? That’s right, college basketball is currently under the FBI’s microscope, and the University of Miami’s men’s program is one of the schools getting their… Read More »


Money Laundering: When Prosecutors Follow the Money

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Paul Manafort gained recognition when he took over the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race. His name remains in the news, however, because special counsel Robert Mueller has been hot on his trail for, among other potential crimes, money laundering. If you find yourself being investigated for such a crime, an experienced criminal… Read More »


Three ways Deception can get you into Trouble

By Deric Zacca, PA |

When news broke that a former Trump campaign advisor pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI, questions began to swirl as the controversy regarding Russian collusion heated up. Unsealed court records indicate that George Papadopoulos was not up front with the FBI about connections with Russian contacts he’d had during the presidential… Read More »


Penalties for Methamphetamine Related Crimes in Florida

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Florida has some of the toughest penalties for drug crimes in the United States, but methamphetamine abuse and addiction continues to affect the population to an alarming degree. Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because of its “high potential for abuse” that often leads to dependence. Find out how a criminal… Read More »