Eliazar-Macke Law, LLC
Fight for What's Right
Down to Earth Criminal & Family Law Representation in North & Central Florida
Housed in the Dunham & Ingram office
In the Suntrust Building
Experienced representation helping you reach the best outcome
Brooke Eliazar-Macke graduated from the New York City University School of Law in 2013. Since then she has worked in immigration, criminal defense, and family law, and is now focused on criminal and family law. She has numerous years of trial experience and is prepared to advocate for the outcome you and your family need.
She is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York. She lives in North Florida with her family and is an active member of her community.
Gainesville, FL Feb 7, 2022 5pm - 6:30pm How to file for contempt
Lean generally what pleadings need to be filed, what exhibits you can send to the court, and what a court hearing may be like. Please note, this workshop is for general information and the attorney cannot answer specific questions about your case. This workshop is for those who want to represent themselves. RSVP here
Stages of an typical Criminal Case
ARREST or NOTICE TO APPEAR
In the case of arrest, a hearing to modify bond may needed.
In the case of a Notice to Appear, you will have a court date and time of your next hearing.
REFERRAL FOR PROSECUTION
The case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office to a prosecutor for referral to file charges. The prosecutor will examine a police report and determine which offense to file or if a charge will be filed. This is a critical time in which your attorney should be contacting the prosecution.
If the State Attorney's office pursues charges, you will be given a notice for an Arraignment in court. At the arraignment, the judge will inform you of your charge and ask you if you intend to hire an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the judge will consider appointing a Public Defender to represent you at that time.
Prior to this date, you and your attorney should receive and review evidence, conduct any necessary investigations and contact witnesses. If you are ready to proceed to a jury trial, at the Pretrial Conference date a trial date will be selected for a later time.
JURY SELECTION & TRIAL
Depending on the charges being fought, jury selection and trial may take a single day, multiple days or multiple weeks.
Stages of an Average Divorce
PETITION IS FILED
The relief sought in a case determines the content and recipients of the petition.
The clerk of court will issue summons to be served on all relevant parties with the petition.
ANSWER & COUNTERPETITION FILED
A response to the petition must be filed within 20 days of service.
ANSWER TO COUNTERPETITION
A petitioner may submit an answer to the respondent's counterpetition.
TEMPORARY RELIEF SOUGHT
Each party can file a motion for temporary relief (child support, change in timesharing) needed before a final judgement.
Parties will be ordered to attend mediation.
If the parties cannot reach full agreement, a trial will be held on all outstanding issues.