Friday, February 24, 2017

Social Media FAIL! Instagram Selfie Video Leads South FL Cops to find "Wheels Up Guns Down" Reckless Driver in NY ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1




Meet Wilfredo Garcia, Jr. of NY.  That's a pic him (reportedly from his Facebook page) on an ATV below...




And here he is on an ATV on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2017 in South Florida fleeing and eluding the law...




Fredo is having a blast...




Just look at those selfie smiles!




Fredo was participating in the annual unsanctioned "Wheels Up Guns Down" event" which has come to terrorize roadways and infuriate law enforcement as hundreds of participants (many from out of State) take to and rally upon Sooth FL roadways, flagrantly violating traffic laws, impeding flow and endangering themselves and others, all in the name of "peace".




Because participants dare to take chances that cops cannot or will not mimic (such as using their off road vehicles to drive against traffic, cutting across private property and so forth) only a few get caught, but those who do are increasingly being treated harsher by the cops, who have banded together across jurisdictional lines to combat the event.




Anyhow, as you can see from the still pictures above (which were taken from a video that Wilfredo Garcia, Jr. posted to Instagram, and which you can see by clicking here) Wilfredo Garcia, Jr. was a willing participant in this year's spectacle.  Per cops Fredo was cruising State Road 7 in Broward County, donning gold headphones and goggles as police vehicles gave chase with lights slashing and sirens blaring.  In the video you can hear Fredo yelling at cops to "shut up" as he continues to flee and elude the law.  Now ole' Fredo may have known that he was pissing off the cops but what he apparently did not account for was that the cops noticed that he was using a "selfie stick", prompting them think that he was recording himself (which he was), leading them to hit their computers and scour social media.




Imagine this:  Hollywood Police Officers searched social media for various keywords, including "#bikesupgunsdown", and lo and behold they came across Fredo's smiling, and incrimination, joyride video on Instagram.  The video alone was not enough to get cops to Fredo but as they scrolled through his other posts they came across one that clearly showed a PA license plate on a motorcycle, and a simple cross-reference through law enforcement databases led cops to A) Fredo's identity, B) his address, and C) a Judge - who issued an arrest warrant.




As of January 25, 2017 Fredo is sitting in a cell at Riker's Island awaiting extradition to Broward County to face felony charges for Fleeing and Eluding (a felony) and Reckless Driving (a misdemeanor).




In FL Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer (or, “Fleeing & Eluding” or “F&E”) occurs where you: 1)  Drive a vehicle in Florida; 2)  And after a Law Enforcement Officer orders you to stop or remain stopped you... 3) Knowing that an order to stop had been given by a Law Enforcement Officer, either A) Willfully (i.e. intentionally, knowingly, and purposely) refuse or fail to stop the vehicle; or B)  After stopping the vehicle you willfully flee in an attempt to elude the officer. Fleeing to Elude is a 3rd Degree Felony which is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.  F&E carries a mandatory 1 year driver license suspension (which the Judge can bump up to as many as 5 years) & it also carries a mandatory adjudication of guilt, meaning that if you are found guilty then you will have a permanent felony conviction on your record. But, if you take the extra step of Fleeing & Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer with Lights and Siren Activated at a High Speed or while Driving Recklessly, then you can face a 2nd Degree Felony which is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.  You will also face a minimum mandatory 1 year driver license suspension (which the Judge can bump up to as many as 5 years) & it a mandatory adjudication of guilt, meaning that if you are found guilty then you will have a permanent felony conviction on your record. The bottom line is that if a cop wants to pull you over then you should pull over, and stay pulled over.  (You can watch HaberPA's VideoFAQ / YouTube Webisodes on "What is Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer?" and "Can Fleeing to Elude be Enhanced?" by clicking on the video links below.)






When it comes to the subject of "Cops, Courts and Constitutions" you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can't stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Police Commissioner is Arrested by his own Department for Domestic Violence and apparently Mistakes his Mug Shot for a Glamour Shot ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1



Meet 52 y/o William Regan, the Police Commissioner of South Hackensack, NJ. That's his happy-go-lucky Facebook smiling self below...




And here he is again, all smiles in his January 26, 2017 booking photo....




Yes, you read that right, the South Hackensack Police Commissioner was arrested by the South Hackensack police, and, as you can see, the Commish is all smiles....




The Commish was reportedly charged with assaulting his wife in an alleged domestic violence incident ("simple assault with bodily injury") which occurred the day before his arrest.  Mrs. Commish reportedly alleged that her smiling hubby had grabbed her by the arms, pulled her to the floor and then dragged her along the ground, causing injuries to her arms and knees.  




The incident came just after Billy Boy was sworn in for a third term as commissioner last month.  Per his LinkedIn page (which you can access by clicking here) he has been commissioner since January 2016, prior to that he allegedly spent two years as South Hackensack's Mayor, and two more as deputy from 2012 to 2014.




Memo to the Folks:  I am making fun of this turd (both due to the obvious irony and because of his dumb ass mugshot... which begs for abuse) but make no mistake that domestic violence is not funny.  




Memo to the Folks continued:  Domestic Violence (DV) cases present wrinkles for everyone in the system (the Defendant, the State and the Court), as they almost always involve emotional charged folks who's lives are either interdependent or interconnected, the potential for repeat or escalated violence is almost always high and there is more often then not the likelihood that a victim will, for whatever reasons, wish not to prosecute the perpetrator.  For these reasons, in FL DV cases Defendant's suffer aggressive prosecution (more aggressive than many other offenses), the State feels obligated to "force" all victim's to "help themselves" (which serves the dual purpose of covering its own ass in the event of a subsequent violent altercation) and the Court engages in pure self-protection (no Judge wants to read her/his name in the paper as being responsible for "cutting loose" the repeat DV offender who re-injures, more seriously injures or kills a victim when the Court could have acted to prevent the same from occurring).  These are the practical realities of DV cases that we all must live with and it is for these reasons that there is a mandatory 24 hold (a statutorily required cooling-off period) for anyone booked into a FL jail for any DV case and that DV victim's are afforded special protections, are required to be evaluated (if only by responding officers who have a DV "checklist") and are required to be provided information about alternatives to returning to "life" with the alleged perpetrator).  




Memo to the Folks continued:  The last thing I want to say is that women may get the statistical brunt of domestic violence cases, but men are victims approximately 1 in 3 times.





Memo to the Folks continued:  So, next time you get frustrated, angry or outright irate, please, pretty please, walk it off.  Just get up and leave.  Better you leave on your own accord than in handcuffs.  (But if you do get arrested then don't be a jack wagon like William Regan... IT'S A BOOKING PHOTO NOT A GLAMOUR SHOT!).




When it comes to the subject of "Cops, Courts and Constitutions" you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can't stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Police FAIL! Bad FL Deputy Steals Cash from an Arrestee's Wallet and gets caught because of his own Body Cam Footage ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1




Met 33 y/o former Volusia County, FL Deputy Sheriff John Braman.  That's him below.




This rotten apple gives all cops a bad name.




Deputy Douche here was caught on his own body camera allegedly stealing two $100 bills from a man's wallet who he had just arrested for a DUI (you can watch the body cam video by clicking here).




The incident (a DUI arrest) took place on August 1st, 2016 when Deputy Douche had arrested a man for a DUI in Ormond Beach, Florida.  The defense attorney, Flem Whited (a well-known and universally respected DUI gladiator) requested, acquired and reportedly released the body cam video footage.




The footage shows Deputy Douche going through the arrested citizen's wallet, putting the wallet in an evidence pouch (with two c-notes visible) and then tossing the $200.00 cash into the trunk of his squad car.





Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood reportedly called his former Deputy a "thieving idiot", stating that there were several complaints in recent months about Deputy Douche stealing money from the wallets of people that he had arrested.




Former Deputy Braman was placed on administrative leave last week but, just a few days later, on Monday, January 30, 2017, he formally resigned.  In the interim the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting what should prove to be a fairly simple criminal investigation into the allegations.




When it comes to the subject of "Cops, Courts and Constitutions" you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can't stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Selfless Police WIN! ~ Newark Cops Volunteer to let Terminal Teen fulfill Bucket List Wish to Shoot Cop with a Taser ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1




Meet 16 y/o Alyssa Elkins, a terminally ill teenager who lives on a farm in the village of McConnelsville, in Morgan County, Ohio, who suffers from leukemia, who was told that she has one (1) - six (6) months to live, and who reportedly has decided not to go through with a second round of treatment in order to spend more time with her family. 




Alyssa drew up a bucket list of things she would like to do before she passes away and among her wish list was to fire a Taser at a willing person, more specifically Alyssa reportedly wanted to fire a taser at a police officer volunteer, and the Newark Police Department answered the call, agreeing to partake in the unique event.




The first of six (6) officers to volunteer was Sgt. Doug Bline, who is pictured below being flanked by two (2) fellow officers.




After a brief training session on the use of a Taser Alyssa, donning a fitted Newark Police uniform shirt with her name on it, took aim and fired.




Around fifty (50) people were reportedly in the room watching Alyssa fulfill her wish of Tasering a policeman.  Another sergeant, Sgt. Al Shaffer, reportedly asked those present to shout "Taser! Taser! Taser!", with Alyssa firing on the third "Taser", after which a selfless Sgt. Bline winced in pain and was slowly escorted to the ground after being voluntarily shot.  (You can watch video footage of the nontraditional event by clicking here.)




Alyssa also got the unexpected opportunity to Taser her uncle Barry, who is a both State Highway Patrol Trooper and who was the one to give her the inspiration to fire a Taser after she had watched a video of him getting hit by one during his police training.




Per Sgt. Bline:  "It's painful, but given her situation, it's a no-brainer.  If I were her parent in this situation, I'd be happy to know that someone was willing to do this for her."  Sgt. Bline also reportedly commented that this had the side-benefit of serving as "an educational opportunity to show that Tasers are a very safe, effective way to subdue someone".




Speaking about the day Alyssa reportedly said: "God loves everybody and he's for us and not against us. He puts us through trials.  In the end, I'm not really scared. If he takes me, I know where I'm going."  And, according to Alyssa's mother:  "She'd never hurt anyone.  My other daughter wasn't even sure Alyssa could push the button, that she'd be too afraid to hurt somebody."  Well we now know who won that bet... :-) Alyssa's bucket list also reportedly included petting a miniature pig, which came along to the taser firing with her.   Memo to Sgt. Doug Bline and the Newark Police Department:  Thank you.  Stories like this one are precious and, sadly, also way too far and in between.  This is a Police WIN!



For 25+ years years Michael A. Haber, P.A. has been providing creative, effective and zealous advocacy and counsel in cases ranging from DUI to drug trafficking and from misdemeanors to first degree murder.  


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