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One of the most common types of cases I deal with on a regular basis are shoplifting cases (http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/cases/state-crimes/shoplifting.html).  Although they can sometimes be felonies ($300 or more), most of the time they are charged as misdemeanors. It never ceases to amaze me how many otherwise completely normal people get caught stealing.  Invariably, when they come meet with me they have no explanation for why they did it. It's almost never out of necessity or need.

Which brings me to this book.  

It's been on my radar for a while, and eventually I'll get around to reading it.  I really find the topic quite fascinating.  Among other fascinating facts in the book:

- People with an income of $70,000 or more are 30 percent more likely to shoplift than those earning less

-Nearly 10 percent of all U.S citizens have either shoplifted or at least tried.

-A National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) report estimated that store security catches a person shoplifting one in forty-eight times and informs the police of the incident one in fifty times.

-People shoplift as an anodyne against grief or to avenge themselves against uncontrollable forces or as an act of social aggression.
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Seems as though they have an entitlement complex huh 
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Just because we're "criminal defense lawyers" doesn't mean we defend criminals.  The fact is, unless our client has previously been convicted of a crime, he or she is by definition not a criminal.  At least a convicted one. ;)

Seriously, I'm not sure who came up with the name, but I much prefer "defense attorney," or "defense lawyer"— because what we do is defend people, not criminals.

This article from CNN is a case in point: kids and teenagers are NOT criminals.  But unfortunately, they sometimes need a "criminal defense lawyer."

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/11/living/feat-parents-teens-legal-advice-on-your-case/
Parents of teens should have a criminal defense lawyer ready -- just in case, says Lisa Green, author of the new book "On Your Case."
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+David M. Edelstein, PA I agree that all aren't like that, but I'm seeing a lot who are and it's sad. If you have money you get a lighter sentence, if you don't, you get more time. I just wish the system was fair across the board and judges could do more in their court room. Mandatory minimums are crazy. I don't know how these laws even passed. 
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An assistant public defender in San Francisco was handcuffed and arrested at the criminal courthouse after she objected to police officers questioning her client outside a courtroom, an incident that her office called outrageous and police officials defended as appropriate.

Even if the cop was technically correct—which he may or may not have been—there is certainly something disquieting about police officers arresting an officer of the court for "obstructing / resisting" in the hall just outside of a courtroom. As the eminently quotable Anonymous once said: "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."

You can read the story here: http://dEdelste.in/15Y8bEI
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That's a shame ,polices now days is above the law ,that's why ppl don't have trust in them no more,they failed us ,this is across the world shame on all police force nation wide
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Very good information. I'm a cop. I treat everyone I encounter with Dignity and respect. Even if I don't get it back. 
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Imagine going out to a club to have a good time with some friends and getting arrested for grand theft—because all your valid credit cards are rejected, and they won't even let you go to an ATM so you can pay in cash. That's what happened to my client. At Cyn Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale...

Read more: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Credit-Card-Confusion-Sends-Man-to-Jail-278708271.html
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+Daniel Carelli u are correct , n i would add to ur "stupidity" Conclusion , which i agree , MADNESS N INSANE people abusing positions of power . HISTORY has only proven that deadly combo for centuries .

INSANITY with high level intelligence n MADNESS , Cause these World Tragedies

AND SANITY WITH TRUE GRIT AND FIERY PASSIONS N INTELLIGENCE WISDOM For doing GOOD for humanity , has Had also triumphant MORE THAN EVIL HAS BEEN WON , with blood sweat courage fear n tears . 
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Just finished my live interview with CTV News regarding this tragic case. I'll also be giving legal analysis in a live interview at 1:30 PM today with the Canadian Broadcasting Network (CBC).
A Canadian diplomat's teenaged son has been shot dead and her younger son has been arrested on murder charges after an alleged drug deal gone bad in Miami, Fla.
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It's difficult ifficult to imagine what she must be going through. But how her kids were involved in something like this is mind boggling. 
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Cockadoodle Do. <3 this.
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There's no better feeling than going to the mat for your client, and them knowing that you did. That's the kind of job satisfaction money can't buy. 
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Yes likewise - who knows I may visit south Florida soon!

Love the beach!

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Before this one, I had never been involved in a case that had been featured on “The First 48.” The more I learned about the case—and how the show insinuated itself directly into the homicide investigation—the more disgusted I became.

Read more: http://dEdelste.in/1KDmHyp
A Miami-Dade judge had thrown out a confession in a 2006 beating death that was taped and aired on the popular show.
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1. Be Black
2. Reach for your eyeglasses when they barge into your home with no/an incorrect warrant at 3am.
3. Practice capitalism
4. Be naked
5. Shoot a police dog. (Of course, that does not stop the judge, jury and executioners from killing animals until there are no more dogs in the U.S.)
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In the last installment of his three-part series aimed at debunking the myths of the criminal justice system,  criminal law reporter Radley Balko continues to shed light on the false assumptions people have about our system of justice:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/myths-of-criminal-justice-part-three_n_883935.html
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THERE IS JUSTICE IN THE COURTS A SYSTEMS OF MAN? I THINK GOD DELIVERS JUSTICE THRU THAT HUMAN CORRUPTED SYSTEMS .

He used the law courts system to show his POWER TO RAISE TO LIFE one sentenced to death . GOD KNOWS THE MIDDLE N END OF ALL THINGS BEFORE IT EVEN BEGINS IN MANS PLANNING N PLOTTING . 
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The Edelstein Firm (David M. Edelstein, PA), limits its practice exclusively to criminal defense and related matters. All of our criminal lawyers  are either former public defenders or prosecutors in Miami-Dade County. Our experience, is in criminal law.

We handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases in both State and Federal courts.

Contact us today for a free confidential consultation by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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Lukas Ortiz
6 months ago
In the time that I have known David Edelstein, I found him to be a consummate professional. I have seen him take phone calls at all hours of the day from clients, and potential clients. He follows up and makes sure that their rights are well defended. His attention to detail is among the best of anyone that I have ever encountered. Above all, what sets him apart from the rest of the defense attorneys out there is this: he truly does care about people, and if he can help in any way possible, he will do everything in his power to make sure you're getting a fair shake. The David Edelstein Firm is well-connected to the Miami metropolitan area, so you'll know that you're being defended by a well-established lawyer, who has a top-notch reputation. So, do yourself a favor and save his contact information in your rolodex, address book, or mobile device. Because if you're ever in a bind and facing unreasonable criminal charges, David Edelstein will be there for you when you need him the most.
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Raindrop Sun
8 months ago
Good morning, Mr. Edelstein, I really don't go much in this google page however, I do go on LinkedIn. I think, I looked for your name and send you a request to be on my page. Well, hope that your Monday morning is good and prosperous. Dulce
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Ruth Elizabeth Johnson
a year ago
I highly recommend this law firm and its founding attorney, David Edelstein. The positive reviews listed here are completely on point. He is a true fighter and advocate for his clients while providing great customer service.I will continue to refer clients to this office as I have only received praises
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Heiko Moenckmeier
a year ago
I met David through a friend about 4 years ago. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, I have recommended people in need of an attorney to him in South Florida, as well as referred anyone who has a federal case to David. He is a consummate professional whom I trust in completely. If I were to get into trouble myself, I would hire David Edelstein.
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Shawn Lupella
5 months ago
David is the criminal defense attorney that I would refer clients to--if facing charges in the Miami area. He is well respected by his peers and devoted to representing his clients at the highest level.
B Cap
a year ago
I hired David Edelstein to defend me in a petit theft case. This unfortunately was the 2nd time I was arrested for this crime. The first time was almost a decade ago in another state. I looked up what punishment I was facing and it was a year in jail, a $1000 fine, a year probation with community service and counseling, and a criminal conviction forever on my record. I couldn't believe I had embarrassed my family by committing this crime a second time. The first time I was arrested for this crime years ago, I hired the best lawyer in town and paid a lot of money. He told me all sorts of things he was going to do for me to get me out of the situation. Said he was going to be proactive and talk to the people at the store before charges were even filed and all sorts of hopeful plays he was going to make. BUT as soon as he had my money, he none of the things he promised... So this second time around I spoke with five different lawyers when I was thinking about hiring someone. Each lawyer told me a different story as to what they could do for me. Some of them were actually a bit rude on the phone before I even hired them! Some were overly hopeful and some were pessimistic about my outcome. I could tell immediately that David was not only knowledgeable but that he actually cared about his clients. Something about his voice and the way he answered my questions. I was more than right to hire him and his team!! First, through the 3 months I wait to wait until court, David did everything he promised. He always took every call or email I made to him. He was always polite and never rushed me. On the day of court guess what!? David got me - NO JAIL TIME, NO CONVICTION, NO COMMUNITY SERVICE, and NO PROBATION!!!! I paid a $300 fine and was able to leave! AND not only that but that day there must been over 50 people waiting to see the judge and he somehow negotiated it so that my case was heard first!!!! I am telling you - HIRE THIS MAN and his team!!! They are the best!
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It was a pleasure representing you. Hope things are going well.
Amanda Pierce
a year ago
I have never had to deal with anything that needed a lawyer so I really did not know where to start in finding one. My mother and I did some research online and I am so happy that we found Mr. Edelstein. He is very attentive and follows through which helped with the stress I felt during my case. My case was dismissed! When I first met with him he was very up front and honest while giving me the facts, but at the same time compassionate enough where I felt comfortable with him representing me. Anytime I had a question even when the case was closed in regards to applying for a job, real estate application, writing a letter in regards to a job, he was there to help me immediately. I understand Lawyers are extremely busy, but I did not have to wait on him as him or his assistant was able to assist me and answer any of my questions the same day. I am truly fortunate to have found him at that difficult time in my life.
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Robert Chrzanwski
2 years ago
I would recommend them.I was in town from Chicago with some high school friends for a music festival and unfortunately got caught with ...let's just say...something I shouldn't have had. My friend called a lawyer he knew in Chicago and luckily that lawyer gave him Mr. Edelstein's name. I'm very happy with the way things turned out. I would recommend his firm without reservation. Robert