Extradition is a request by a foreign jurisdiction to obtain jurisdiction over a person, and to have that person transported to the requesting foreign state or country. Extradition is used in criminal matters only. Extradition is a complex area of law. It is difficult to prevail in court when a foreign state or country obtains an extradition approval from the U.S. State Department. Extradition is largely political and is dependent on the nature of the extradition agreement between the U.S. and the other country. One of the keys to defending an extradition involves proving that the person in question did not commit a crime. This can be done one of two ways: by showing the act was not a criminal offense, or that it was not the person whose extradition is sought who committed the act.

Trust in Our Extensive Legal Experience

If you are facing extradition, it is important to retain legal representation devoted to helping you secure a favorable outcome. Without an experienced international extradition defense team, those facing extradition may be remanded to the requesting country – many of which have no due process rights – and incarcerated for an extended period before being brought to court. Burgos Law Group is an experienced trial firm. From the start, we consider all facts in light of the rules of evidence, procedure and constitutionality. Is that statement or document admissible? Is there a foreign treaty permitting extradition? Do we have a constitutional challenge to an unlawful detention? How will admissible evidence be an advantage or detriment to our client’s case? We defend U.S. citizens facing extradition from a foreign county to the United States. In addition, we also defend foreign nationals that the United States is seeking to extradite from a foreign country as well as aliens who face extradition from the United States to any foreign country. We dedicate our practice to defending the rights of individuals.

Protecting Your Rights, Reputation & Future

Although federal offenses have varying levels of severity, from misdemeanors to felonies, crimes are usually of a serious matter for the government to become involved. If you find yourself facing federal crimes charges, you may be up against the full force of the federal authorities.

Our team can provide you with the legal services you need in order to effectively fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. By devoting tremendous amounts of time and resources to our clients’ cases, we are better prepared to defend their rights and exploit the weaknesses of our opponents’ cases.

We Handle Different Cases

Depending on what you are accused of, you could be facing any number of extreme penalties. Federal and white-collar crimes include some of the following:

  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Criminal Enterprises
  • Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Smuggling
  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • RICO
  • Tax Evasion
  • Trafficking

Representation During an Investigation

Law enforcement often casts a wide net when investigating white collar crimes. Unfortunately, people sometimes think they have a duty to talk to law enforcement and provide them with access to their records or believe that retaining legal counsel will make them look guilty. To the contrary, law enforcement has a duty to follow the law regarding searches and seizures and interrogations. Consulting with a white-collar defense lawyer is not a sign of guilt but is instead a smart approach to an important legal matter.

The earliest moments of an investigation are crucial. In some cases, our early involvement stops the investigation from moving forward. Either we demonstrate that the prosecution has insufficient evidence to file charges or, if appropriate, we negotiate a deal that avoids formal charges. If the prosecution does move forward, our early involvement might keep damaging evidence out of the courtroom. We advise our clients on their rights to refuse to answer questions or turn over documents.

Our Trial Attorneys Are Aggressive Courtroom Advocates

If you’re being charged with a federal crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. If convicted for this serious crime, you could be punished with a prison sentence, expensive fines, not to mention a criminal record. This could tarnish your reputation and limit your professional opportunities in the future. Don’t let this happen to you.

We considers all facts in light of the rules of evidence, procedure and constitutionality. We are committed to protecting you from these harsh penalties and safeguarding your future.

Civil litigation is a legal process in which criminal charges and penalties are not at issue. When two or more parties become embroiled in such a non-criminal legal dispute, the case is presented at a trial where plaintiffs seek compensation or other damages from defendants. The standard of proof is less stringent in civil proceedings as opposed to criminal proceedings. To win their cases, attorneys in civil cases must meet the preponderance of evidence standard, meaning they must simply present more convincing evidence to a judge or jury than their opposition. Whereas prosecutors in criminal trials must also present convincing evidence but to prevail, they must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Our Role as Litigation Attorney

A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or a “trial lawyer.” The role and responsibilities of a civil litigation attorney can be challenging and diverse. Lawyers specializing in this field must be willing to embracing conflict and controversy. They serve as their client’s advocate, obligated to fight for them to achieve the best possible outcome. Attorneys and litigation paralegals in this field often work long hours, especially during a trial.

Certain key legal skills and knowledge are essential to litigation practice, including:

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills
  • Analytical and logical reasoning abilities
  • Ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of legal research techniques and software
  • Client development skills Negotiation skills

 

Litigation attorneys often represent their clients across a variety of associated proceedings, including pretrial hearings and depositions, as well as arbitration and mediation. Both of the latter processes are geared toward having the two parties reach a settlement without investing the time and absorbing the expense of going to court.

Divorce Legal Representation tailored to your family. 
Divorce can be like watching the foundation of your life crumble beneath you. Divorce impacts where you live, your children, and your financial life. At Burgos Law Group, we are dedicated to helping you make as peaceful a transition as possible, making calm decisions through a respectful negotiation process. We recognize what is on the line for you, and we are ready to help you minimize trauma and get results.

Types of Divorce in South Florida
When you have made the decision to pursue divorce, it is important to remember that you have a number of different options. There are more options than just one avenue of divorce – we can explain the different methods which are available to you and explore the one which is most suited to your needs.

SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

CONTESTED DIVORCE

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

Whether your divorce involves children, a post-nup agreement, business valuation, or retirement assets, our divorce attorney has the experience and insight to help you navigate these issues with your rights and future intact. Please don’t hesitate to find out how our team can help you move forward.

For answers on your Family Law matters please call or email our offices to schedule your initial consultation.

PURSUING PEACEFUL RESULTS. PREPARED FOR TRIAL.
If an agreement can be reached on major issues in your divorce, we strongly recommend out-of-court settlements as opposed to a contested court trial, where a judge imposes a binding decision that impacts the entire family. For those who must go to court, however, litigation may yield the best result. We can explain the pros and cons so that you can make the right decision.

Obtaining a Fair Child Support Order. 
Every child deserves to be cared and provided for by both parents. Regardless of your income, you may be entitled to child support payments from the other parent. At the Burgos Law Group, our knowledgeable and experienced child support attorney is here to explain your rights and responsibilities, to help you explore your child support options, and to help you obtain a fair child support order. Whether you’re concerned about your right to receive child support or your obligation to pay child support, we can help.

How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?
Child support is calculated pursuant to the Florida child support guidelines. These guidelines take into consideration the following factors:

  • The income/Earnings of both parents
  • The existing or proposed custody agreement
  • The number of minor children involved
  • The cost of daycare and insurance each parent pays for the children

Establishing a Workable Visitation & Parenting Plan.
Are you in a custody battle that you’re afraid you’re not going to win? Child custody, now known as time-sharing, is one of the most contested issues in divorce or paternity cases. If you would like to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and resourceful legal team on your side during this difficult time, you have come to the right place.

At the Burgos Law Group, we truly care about our clients and the outcome of their cases. We know that this can be a stressful experience for everyone involved, and when we are retained in a divorce or a child custody case, we go the extra mile to ensure that our clients feel cared for.

Our Family Law team lawyer can help you put together a parenting plan that you and your spouse can agree on. Child custody and visitation are not simple matters. We can help you understand the different types of child custody and what you can expect.

Types Of Child Custody In Florida
There are two types of child custody in Florida: Sole Custody and Joint Custody.

Sole Custody is where one parent has Sole Physical Custody and/or Sole Legal Custody of the children.
Sole Physical Custody is where the children reside with one parent who is responsible for the daily care of the children. The other parent may have visitation rights. A parent with Sole Physical Custody usually has Sole Legal Custody as well.
Sole Legal Custody is where one parent has the sole authority, responsibility, and duty to make all decisions for his or her child(ren).
Joint Custody is where both parents share physical and/or legal custody of the children. Here, one parent is named the Primary Joint Custodian and the other parent is granted visitation rights. Such arrangement provides the children with some stability so that the kids can have a primary residence, school, and a primary physician. In certain circumstances, the courts allow for a Rotating Physical Custody whereby the children spend equal time with both parents. However, such arrangement is disfavored by the courts and is only allowed in limited situations.
In Florida, a “custody agreement” is called a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a binding document that governs the relationship between the parents pertaining to the decisions to be made concerning their children.

Florida child custody laws are designed to favor the best interests of the child in accordance with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and require divorcing parents to create a parenting plan that includes:

  • How you and the other parent will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of your child.
  • The time-sharing schedule arrangements that show the time your child will spend with each of you (weekdays, weekends, holidays, etc.)
  • A designation of who will be responsible for health care, school related matters (including which address will be used for school-boundary determination and registration), and other activities.
  • The methods and technologies (eg. phone calls, texts, emails, etc.) that each of you will use to communicate with your child, and the frequency of such communication.

Extradition is a request by a foreign jurisdiction to obtain jurisdiction over a person, and to have that person transported to the requesting foreign state or country. Extradition is used in criminal matters only. Extradition is a complex area of law. It is difficult to prevail in court when a foreign state or country obtains an extradition approval from the U.S. State Department. Extradition is largely political and is dependent on the nature of the extradition agreement between the U.S. and the other country. One of the keys to defending an extradition involves proving that the person in question did not commit a crime. This can be done one of two ways: by showing the act was not a criminal offense, or that it was not the person whose extradition is sought who committed the act.

Trust in Our Extensive Legal Experience

If you are facing extradition, it is important to retain legal representation devoted to helping you secure a favorable outcome. Without an experienced international extradition defense team, those facing extradition may be remanded to the requesting country – many of which have no due process rights – and incarcerated for an extended period before being brought to court.

Castañeda Law Group is an experienced trial firm. From the start, we consider all facts in light of the rules of evidence, procedure and constitutionality. Is that statement or document admissible? Is there a foreign treatise permitting extradition? Do we have a constitutional challenge to an unlawful detention? How will admissible evidence be an advantage or detriment to our client’s case?

We defendant U.S. citizens facing extradition from a foreign county to the United States. In addition, we also defend foreign nationals that the United States is seeking to extradite from a foreign country as well as aliens who face extradition from the United States to any foreign country. We dedicate our practice to defending the rights of individuals.

Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice in Florida

Every year, millions of Americans place their lives and health in the hands of medical professionals under the setting of a hospital bed, pharmacy and operation room. The reality is that medical professionals are humans and therefore, are at the risk of being negligent and careless at their jobs. While negligence and carelessness may be a possibility in any field of work, the field of medicine is especially sensitive to such negligence because of the great influence that such behavior can have on the safety of patients.

Medical malpractice is the act of a doctor, nurse or other trusted medical professional that deviates from the standard of care expected. The standard of care in the medical field is different than for a lay person but generally, the court determines negligence based on whether another reasonably skilled doctor would have acted in the same manner under similar circumstances.

Personal injuries can occur anywhere; even with those who are meant to heal rather than harm. The incident of medical malpractice is actually a widespread event that harms countless individuals each year. It is believed that around 200,000 individuals die on a yearly basis as a result of an error from medical staff. For those that do suffer injury due to a medical error, it may be necessary to seek the services of a Plantation medical malpractice lawyer.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice, as it says is the issue that occurs when a medical professional fails to provide a certain standard of care. While it is every day that mistakes are made, these ones are done out of negligence and are an immediate fault of the worker that is responsible. It can be their inadequate actions that are to blame, or their failure to act. Healthcare staff such as doctors have a certain obligation to their patients to provide them with a certain level of care. This is what has been established by the medical boards as reasonable and there should be nothing below this minimum. Unfortunately, for any number of reasons a doctor may not devote the necessary amount of attention to a patient and this can either lead to a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, both of which are extremely dangerous.

The error can also take place on the operation table and it is far from unheard of for a surgeon to make a surgical error that the patient is left dealing with. Medication errors are also responsible for a number of malpractice cases and the wrong prescription, mixing prescriptions or the wrong dosage can all prove catastrophic. The outcome of a medical error can include a physical injury, such as the loss of functioning in an area of the body. It may also be an infection that is sustained and it is common for patients to pick up infections such as MRSA when hospital staff fails to do their part to maintain the sanitization standard. Some of the most unfortunate cases come up when a victim is killed by the wrongful actions done against them. This can leave the families at a loss and unsure of where to go from here.

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
As with other personal injury matters, a medical malpractice claim will almost always involve contact and competition with an insurance company. Most, if not all, medical professionals are required to carry medical malpractice insurance in the event that they are sued by an injured patient. This means that the claim can potentially become complicated and the insurance company will likely put up a fight before agreeing to a settlement.

At Burgos Law Group, we believe in maintaining a strict standard of care when it comes to the quality of medical treatment offered by our trusted professionals. We seek to improve the field by holding negligent medical professional accountable to their mistakes and reminding them of the narrow margin of error allowed when they hold the lives of patients in their hands on daily bases. If you or a loved one was the victim to medical negligence and you are wondering whether you have grounds to file a claim against the doctor or nurse responsible, contact a Plantation medical malpractice attorney from our firm today to discuss your available options.

No fees until recovery

At home or hospital visits available. We come to you!

ALL Injury cases, if accepted, are on a contingency fee basis which means no costs and no fee if no recovery!

Copyrights

Copyrights are a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.  Where the owner of a copyright is a natural person, the author may be granted a period of exclusive ownership in this intellectual property for the author’s life plus 70 years.  Where a company owns the copyright, the period of exclusivity is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation.

The Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;
  • prepare derivative works based upon the work;
  • distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  • perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
  • display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual Work
  • perform the work publicly (in the case of sound recordings*) by means of a digital audio transmission

In addition, certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution and integrity as described in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act. For further information, see Circular 40, Copyright Registration for Works of the Visual Arts.

Although registration is not a condition of copyright protection, copyright law provides several inducements or advantages to encourage copyright owners to make registration. Among these advantages are the following:

  • Registration establishes a public record of the copyright claim.
  • Before an infringement suit may be filed in court, registration is necessary for works of U. S. origin.
  • If made before or within five years of publication, registration will establish prima facie evidence in court of the validity of the copyright and of the facts stated in the certificate.
  • If registration is made within three months after publication of the work or prior to an infringement of the work, statutory damages and attorney’s fees will be available to the copyright owner in court actions. Otherwise, only an award of actual damages and profits is available to the copyright owner.
  • Registration allows the owner of the copyright to record the registration with the U. S. Customs Service for protection against the importation of infringing copies.

The professionals at Burgos Law Group are experienced in securing, licensing, and litigating copyrights for a wide variety of works.  Additionally, our attorneys also have cutting-edge experience in the application of copyright law to software, the Internet, new technologies in entertainment and communications, and computers. This understanding of our clients’ technologies and business environment, as well as copyright law, allows us to advise clients on protecting intellectual property assets in the technology sphere.

Patent

A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

There are three types of patents. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.  Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.  Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.

The monopoly given to inventors of useful, novel, and non-obvious utility patents is restricted to 20 years from the filing of the patent. In the case of design patents, protection extends for 14 years.  Only the inventor can apply for and receive a patent for an invention and only the inventor or the inventor’s registered patent attorney or agent may prosecute a patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Burgos Law Groups patent attorneys understand the importance and value of our clients’ inventions and are dedicated to securing and enforcing the intellectual property rights associated with those inventions. Our patent attorneys are skilled in patent enforcement, licensing, opinion work, and due diligence. With our clients’ business goals in mind, our patent team frequently counsels clients on the need and desirability of patent protection, reviews products to determine instances of infringement, reviews competitors’ patents to determine validity and even assists clients in designing around patents

Trademark

A trademark is a brand name.  A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.  

The United States has a “dual” system of trademark law.  Unlike many other countries,  trademark rights in the United States are not obtained through registration alone, but rather, through use of the mark in commerce.  A company may secure trademark protection under state law, usually under state common law, or it can seek federal rights under the federal trademark statute known as the Lanham Act, or both.  The two are independent and a trademark holder may possess a valid and protectable trademark under state common law even though the owner has not taken any steps to secure federal rights.

Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including:  prima facie presumption of the registration’s validity; constructive notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark; legal presumption of ownership nationwide; exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in the registration; and recordation with the United States Customs Service, to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods.   Perhaps most importantly, the owner of a federally registered trademark may, upon the filing of a lawsuit for trademark infringement, seek attorney’s fees, treble damages, in addition to injunctive relief and other legal remedies.

The importance of hiring the right attorney with experience in handling the trademark application process cannot be overstated. Once a trademark application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it is assigned to a trademark examining attorney whose job is to scrutinize the application with the relevant legal guidelines for registrability.  Throughout the application process there is normally a great deal of interaction which takes place between the examining attorney and the applicant.  Often   times the examining attorney will issue office actions denying registration of the proposed trademark upon the finding of procedural and substantive issues.   Hiring the right attorney with experience in overcoming these office actions is essential to increasing the chances that your trademark application matures into a full registration and maximizing the value of the ultimate registration.  

The professionals at Burgos Law Group are highly skilled and experience in helping companies and individuals secure and enforce their trademark rights.  We work with companies to not only register marks, but also to help them in develop and craft overall protection strategies, including policing policies to detect possible infringements and the use of litigation or alternative dispute resolution when necessary to protect the marks.

Results-Driven Personal Injury Advocacy
If you have suffered an injury due to another party’s carelessness, our firm is prepared to stand by your side and help you seek the compensation you deserve. Burgos Law Group believes in personal accountability and the pursuit of individual rights. Nobody should have to live with the consequences of someone else’s negligence without compensation, and we are prepared to make every available effort to help you secure a fair compensation for your injuries. The office has successfully represented individuals with catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injury, spine injuries, injuries to organs and have also represented family members in wrong death cases

We’ll address all of your concerns
We understand that the legal process can be confusing for those not usually involved. That’s why we’ll take the time to listen to your questions and provide you with accurate information in a format you can easily understand. You’ll never be in the dark when you trust us with your case.

Simply contact our office and our experienced legal team will immediately work on developing your case.

ALL Injury cases are on a contingency fee basis which means no costs and no fee if no recovery!

Common reasons for personal injury litigation:

Auto Accidents

Slip & Fall

Premises Liability

Brain & Spine Injuries

Medical Malpractice

Kids Need Lawyers Too!

No fees until recovery

At home or hospital visits available. We come to you!

Let’s work on Estate Planning together
The future always seems so far away, until you run into legal troubles because you did not plan ahead accordingly. At Burgos Law Group, we want to help you protect your family from tomorrow’s legal complications and frustrations by helping you with trusts and estates today. Whether you are nearing your golden years, have accrued considerable finances or assets, or just want you and your family to be ready for anything, let us be the team who set the wheels in motion.

How Estate Planning Benefits You & Your Family
You can never really know what is around the next corner, but estate planning tools let you anticipate as much as you can. Tell us about your family, your concerns, and your estate planning goals, and we can tell you how we can use our legal experience to create a personally-tailored trust or estate plan that fits just right in your life.
Some clients want to discuss what family members will inherit what assets and why. Others would find peace of mind knowing that a close friend would have the right to make important or legal decisions for them after they become incapacitated, perhaps due to age. Others still hope to assign guardianship to someone to care for their small ones, just in case they can no longer raise them. All of these circumstances and more can be readily addressed and comfortably resolved with our Florida trusts and estates attorney helping you along the way.

Estate planning tools we can use include but are not limited to:

WILLS
LIVING WILLS
POWER OF ATTORNEY

Estate Planning Basics
Although estate planning can be a complex task, a well-informed plan can make a big difference in what is left for your loved ones.  At Burgos Law Group, we can assist you in creating a family estate plan that works for you. If you do not have a will, we strongly recommend you start there.  Having a will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have passed on.

 What is a Will?
Generally speaking, a will is a legal document that coordinates the distribution of your assets after death and can appoint guardians for minor children. A will is important to have, as it allows you to communicate your wishes clearly and precisely. It is advisable to work closely with an attorney to create and update your will.

When there’s no Will 
Without a will, the state in which you reside decides how to distribute your assets to your beneficiaries according to its laws. This is known as dying intestate, and the resulting settlement process may not produce the results that you would prefer for your survivors. You can prevent this from happening by having documents drafted that reflect your wishes.

Contents of a will generally includes:

  • Designation of an executor, who carries out the provisions of the will.
  • Beneficiaries—those who are inheriting the assets.
  • Instructions for how and when the beneficiaries will receive the assets.
  • Guardians for any minor children.