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Laws Related to Environmental Hazards

By Deric Zacca, PA |

When a cluster of cancer cases showed up in Satellite Beach, some immediately suspected an environmental hazard as the culprit. After all, what other explanation could there be for having 17 cases of cancer among individuals of the same approximate ages and in the same general area? And with Patrick Air Force Base right… 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 »


Is It Legal to Leave a Child in the Car in Florida?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Parents have been tempted to leave their children in the car while they run inside for a quick errand. After a few high-profile tragedies involving the deaths of children left in vehicles, states began cracking down on this practice. Nineteen states, including Florida, have laws defining the (il)legality of leaving a child alone in… Read More »


You’ve Been Arrested, What Are Your Rights?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

In the event that you have been arrested, there may be hundreds of thoughts racing through your mind as you try to cope with the reality that your freedom may be in jeopardy. During this time period it is common for people to experience extreme stress and anxiety as uncertainty sets in, however, it… Read More »


What Should You Do if Police Ask to Search Your Vehicle?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

During routine traffic stops a police officer may ask to search your car if they believe there are weapons or narcotics in the vehicle. Fortunately, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution generally protects against random police searches like this. If an officer were to search your car without permission, the search would be in… Read More »


Can The Police Request A Blood Draw If I’ve Been Arrested For DUI?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Typically, when an individual is suspected of driving under the influence, the police administer a breathalyzer and field sobriety tests in order to see if the suspect had been drinking, however, due to extenuating situations the police may be unable to perform field sobriety tests. Situations like this are typically common when a suspect… Read More »


Cooper City Teen Enters Plea In Friend’s Death

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A Cooper City teenager who had been facing manslaughter charges in the death of his best friend has been sentenced to probation after entering a plea of guilty to a lesser charge. The teen, according to reports, was involved in an incident in 2015 in which he and his best friend were playing with… Read More »


Felon In Possession

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Miami-Dade Resident Convicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm After Shooting A Man Outside A Miami Gardens’ Convenience Store Following a three-day jury trial, a Miami-Dade resident pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm after shooting a man in front of a convenience store… Read More »


Federal Healthcare Fraud Federal Healthcare Kickbacks

By Deric Zacca, PA |

100 South Floridians Charged in Largest National Health Care Fraud Takedown in History On June 22, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that “100 South Florida residents were charged for their alleged participation in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of approximately $220 million.”  This mass… Read More »


Careless Driving In Miami

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A woman has been cited with careless driving after a recent incident on Route 1 in Miami in which she allegedly crashed her vehicle into several other vehicles before crashing into a tree. According to witnesses, the woman was driving recklessly at the time of the series of crashes and did not stay at… Read More »