Traffic And DUI

Aggressive defense. Fight back against illegal arrests, unlawful pull-overs, and false breath readings.
Administrative reviews must be requested within 10 days of the arrest.

A conviction for drinking and driving beyond the legal limit can result in jail time, but the courts will most often allow you to plea to the mandatory minimum sentence and walk away with little more than probation, community service, and fines. Navigating your way to avoid jail time and to save on fines and penalties can be confusing. Not to mention, you may have defenses available that could keep you from being convicted altogether. Aggressive representation can improve your chances of getting the charges dropped completely or reduced to a lesser charge like reckless driving. Don’t take a plea without understanding the strength of your case and knowing your options. Call today for a complimentary consultation.

Finding a lawyer can be a really difficult experience and making sure that the rates you pay are fair can be even harder. I am a former Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney. After retiring from the prosecutor’s office I accepted a position in the Florida House of Representatives where I worked on the creation of various laws related to criminal justice. You can rest assured that the advice I give and the rates I charge are intended to help you and not exploit your situation.

We have an attorney on-call 24/7 to answer your phone calls and assess your situation. Obtaining legal counsel at the earliest possible opportunity allows you to protect your rights and begin building your defense with all the available options. Call today or submit your information below and one or out attorneys will contact you.

Flat-Rate Evictions

Flat-Rate Civil Litigation

Sometimes victims are entitled to compensation even if no crime was committed.  Accidents occur all the time, usually without malicious intent, but that doesn’t mean you’re not suffering because of someone else’s negligence.  

It’s difficult to fully grasp your rights when falling into these circumstances, but Matt Ladd and associates are proficient civil litigators, putting the odds of recompense in your favor.  

Serious Injuries & Maximum Compensation

We work to get maximum compensation for serious injuries. Our case selection process allows us to sift through the crowd and only focus on getting our selected clients the maximum recovery when they or their loved ones are severely injured, disabled, assaulted, or killed.

Has your injury left you in pain and prolonged suffering? Does the injury prevent you from returning to work right away or prevent you from picking up your kids or grandchildren like you could before?

When you can’t do the things you did before, without the pain and suffering caused from someone else’s disregard, you need an attorney by your side. Our practice is not a factory or a volume practice. We do not settle cases for peanuts. We work for the maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered:

 

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Serious Auto Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • False Accusations
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Injury due to someone’s failure to provide security

 

Call us today for a consultation. Our case review is free. Our consultation is free. Having us on your side is PRICELESS. Call us today 305-665-3978.

If you aren’t suffering from an injury that has severely altered your life, then we’re not the attorneys for you. We pride ourselves in offering excellent service to a limited number of clients that are in genuine need of our clients-are-like-family treatment. However, we are happy to offer you a free consultation and possibly help you find an attorney that is right for your case.

The Law Offices of Matt E. Ladd, Coral Gables, is a full-service boutique law firm assisting those in need of criminal or civil representation in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.

Call us at (305) 665-3978 or click here to send us a message and a delegate will be in contact for your free consultation.

Flat Rate Civil Litigation

Flat-Rate Civil Litigation

Sometimes victims are entitled to compensation even if no crime was committed.  Accidents occur all the time, usually without malicious intent, but that doesn’t mean you’re not suffering because of someone else’s negligence.  

It’s difficult to fully grasp your rights when falling into these circumstances, but Matt Ladd and associates are proficient civil litigators, putting the odds of recompense in your favor.  

Serious Injuries & Maximum Compensation

We work to get maximum compensation for serious injuries. Our case selection process allows us to sift through the crowd and only focus on getting our selected clients the maximum recovery when they or their loved ones are severely injured, disabled, assaulted, or killed.

Has your injury left you in pain and prolonged suffering? Does the injury prevent you from returning to work right away or prevent you from picking up your kids or grandchildren like you could before?

When you can’t do the things you did before, without the pain and suffering caused from someone else’s disregard, you need an attorney by your side. Our practice is not a factory or a volume practice. We do not settle cases for peanuts. We work for the maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered:

 

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Serious Auto Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • False Accusations
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Injury due to someone’s failure to provide security

 

Call us today for a consultation. Our case review is free. Our consultation is free. Having us on your side is PRICELESS. Call us today 305-665-3978.

If you aren’t suffering from an injury that has severely altered your life, then we’re not the attorneys for you. We pride ourselves in offering excellent service to a limited number of clients that are in genuine need of our clients-are-like-family treatment. However, we are happy to offer you a free consultation and possibly help you find an attorney that is right for your case.

The Law Offices of Matt E. Ladd, Coral Gables, is a full-service law firm assisting those in need of criminal or civil representation in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.

Call us at (305) 665-3978 or click here to send us a message and a delegate will be in contact for your free consultation.

 

 

Flat Rate Evictions

Flat Rate Evictions

We offer flat-rate eviction services for landlords that needed to start their evictions yesterday. The process of eviction takes attention to detail and needs to be done right or risk being fined for a wrongful eviction.

For our reasonable flat-rate attorney’s fee of $500 we start the process by sending the required three-day notice. If the tenant isn’t out or doesn’t pay within the three-days we file the complaint and serve it with our private process servers. Generally, our process servers get the complaints served within 24 hours.

From there, the tenants have five days to move, pay, or we get the court order to force them out with the sheriff. Get started now before they owe you another day of unpaid rent!

Call today 305-665-3978.

*Amounts don’t reflect court filing fees, process server fees, and other associated costs. The typical eviction costs between $500-$750 with costs. Amounts discussed herein relate to actions for possession only. Pursuit of unpaid rent, after obtaining possession, is optional and may be performed on an hourly or contingency basis. Nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice and does not form the basis for an attorney-client relationship. Call today to inquire.

Even Superman Needs a Will

Summertime is around the corner which makes right now a great time to plan for the unthinkable. The end is one of the few certainties in life for everyone, even the Man of Steel. You’ve probably already invested an hour looking for the cheapest flights or finding the right hotel. But have you invested any time thinking about what your family’s vacation might be like if you weren’t alive this summer?

No one likes to consider what happens should they pass unexpectedly.

Who will take care of your share of the rent or mortgage?

How will your spouse keep up with paying all the funeral expenses, credit card
bills, car payments, Florida pre-paid payments?

If both you and your spouse die, who will take care of your kids? How will
whoever ends up with them pay for their expenses?

If you think that your life is expensive now, just wait and see how expensive your death is for your survivors. Planning for the inevitable is probably the most important thing that you do for your family before you travel.

Getting the right advice is essential and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Internet forms are better than nothing, but nothing beats getting the right advice. A consultation takes less time than your flight search, and acting now before you travel is the responsible thing to do.

Bundles are a great way to get the essentials without spending all the vacation money. Before you travel this summer you should have a working knowledge of what you have (or should have) when it comes to your will, a living will, a health care surrogate and medical directive, power of attorney in the event of incapacity, term life insurance (at least), disability insurance, guardianship of your children, and assess the pros and cons of establishing your assets in a trust.

Growing families should have the ability to add children to their estate plan and work to avoid having whatever assets they have protected from costly probate fees and taxes.

You might already have your reservations you may even be packed, but ask yourself, or your spouse before you hit the road this summer, are you really ready?

This entry shall not be construed as formal legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship. Matthew E. Ladd, Esq. is an attorney in Coral Gables, FL who practices in the areas of State and Federal Civil and Criminal Litigation and estate planning.

Fighting Over Fighting with Stalking Injunctions and Injunctions for Protection from Domestic, Dating, or Repeat Violence

It’s an all too common scenario. Neighbors or a couple get mad at each other. They fight. The cops are called. They don’t know who to arrest. Sometimes they arrest everyone involved. Sometimes they arrest just one person. Sometimes they don’t arrest anyone. In almost every case, the police will advise the parties that they have the option of pursuing an injunction for protection.

Injunctions for protection are civil judgments that give the police the ability to arrest the target if they violate any one of the many terms specified, including coming within 100 feet of the person that the injunction is supposed to protect. Injunctions are generally imposed on a temporary basis if a judge determines that the allegations warrant the immediate protection. A hearing is held after notice is given to the person who is the alleged aggressor after about a month. Evidence from both parties is allowed and a judge will decide the outcome. A judge can order that the injunction should stay in place for a few months, forever, or not impose it at all and dismiss the case. An important consideration is to decide if the allegations are being pursed by DCF or the State Attorney. Defending the injunction could jeopardize your standing in future cases.

Injunctions can be an effective tool in domestic cases to keep hot tempers from further boiling over into additional domestic violence incidents by keeping the parties at a safe distance. They also help get the State Attorney and DCF involved.

However, when it comes to neighbors, it gets a little trickier. It is unlikely that a judge would force someone to move out of their home in a non-domestic violence case. The more reasonable approach is for a judge to impose a smaller zone of restriction between the parties and to advise the aggressor to stay as far away from the other person as they can.

I’ve recently handled a few cases where the people seeking the injunction made really outrageous allegations. Fortunately, we won and the judge agreed with my clients and determined that there wasn’t a sound basis to impose the restrictions.

The take-away: steer clear of problem neighbors, and even sometimes that won’t be enough. Rather than subject yourself to the potential violations that can get charged as crimes, fight it! You can’t win it if you aren’t willing to fight it!

For an aggressive defense of civil stalking or domestic violence injunctions, call Matthew E. Ladd at 305-665-3978.

Nothing contained herein should be construed as formal legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Consult an attorney if you are faced with the issues discussed herein.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal Crimes like drug trafficking or possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, or most other drugs carry mandatory prison time. Navigating your way through the maze of options takes an experienced federal criminal attorney who knows how to get the least time possible.

Mandatory minimum sentencing only means “mandatory” if you don’t qualify for things like the safety valve or “5K” mitigation. Also, if the person charged only had a minor or even “minimal” role the court can reduce the amount of prison time. Other important factors that can make the difference in how much prison time is ordered are enhancements, or more prison time, beyond the minimum mandatory if the person that was an organizer, or if they used a private plane, or depending on how much (in weight) was imported or sold.

To learn more about the guidelines call Matthew Ladd, an experienced attorney who knows how to the get the reductions you want at 305-665-3978.

Also, here’s a link to the federal guidelines manual: http://www.ussc.gov/guidelines-manual/guidelines-manual.