Sunday, June 14, 2009


The Constitution is an important tool for all of us. The Constitution gives all of us rights! It is important that we all become familiar with the rights the Constitution guarantees all of us.

Relevant to this posting, those suspected of crime must know their rights, including Miranda Rights.

In Miranda v Arizona, Ernesto Miranda, a defendant in the case was accused of kidnapping and raping a mildly retarded 18-year-old woman. He was found and brought in to the police station and questioned about the case. The officers told him that he did not have to talk if he did not want to and if he preferred to have an attorney present while he spoke and answered questions he could. The Supreme Court found that little advise by the officer was not sufficient and found that because Mr. Miranda was not advised of his rights prior to questioning that his confession would be suppress and kept out of evidence.

Miranda rights is named after that case. Because of this case, the police is now required to recite the following Miranda warning: "you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one can be provided to you."

REMEMBER, just because you are arrested, that does not mean that you are entitled to be read Miranda rights and get the evidence thrown out of court if you weren't read the Miranda rights at that time. Miranda requires that you be questioned about pertinent things to the case prior to you having to be read your Miranda rights.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Now Hiring

The Law Practice of Vana Renejuste is looking for an Administrative Assistant. The person need not have experience. Will train applicant. Applicant must be a people person. Duties will include the following: answering phones, checking the mail, calendering court dates, filing in the court house, filing files away, etc.

To apply, please email me at

Monday, March 2, 2009

Driving While License Suspended Penalties

Probably the most misconception there is out there is a believe that driving with a suspended license is merely a civil offense. That is not the case in Florida.

Depending on how your Driving While License Suspended offense is charged. It can be both a civil or a criminal offense.

A first offense of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to 60 days in jail.

A second offense of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to one year in jail.

A third offense or more of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to five years in prison.

In addition to these punishment, if you have three driving while license suspended charge within a period of five years, your license will be suspended for five years.

As you can see, there are some pretty harsh penalties for driving with a suspended license. This is why, it is in your best interest to obtain an attorney prior to going to court and resolving this charge and any other criminal charges because a good attorney will know these rules and may be able to get around them so as to save you from some of these harsh punishments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me using my cell phone number or at my office.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing and seeing you.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Importance of having an Attorney

Why is it important to have a good attorney represent you?

It is extremely important to have a very good attorney representing you if you are arrested for an offense of any kind. The importance of having a good attorney on your side is as important as having an expert doctor or an expert mechanic.
First, the reason why it is important to have a good attorney is because of the possible punishments that you face if you are convicted. If your case is a second degree misdemeanor you face up to sixty (60) days in jail; a first degree, you face up to one (1) year in jail; a third degree felony, you face up to five (5) years in prison; a second degree felony, you face up to fifteen (15) years in prison; and a first degree, you face up twenty-five (25) years in prison. In addition to these possible jail/prison sentences, if convicted you face having to pay court costs and fines.

Second, there is the stigma associated with someone who was found guilty of a criminal offense. It is extremely embarrassing and it affects your employment status.

The Law Practice of Vana Renejuste handles all cases from DUI to Divorce to Small Claims. When you call the office, you will not be speaking a secretary or an assistant; you will be speaking with me, Vana Renejuste, Esq., directly.
You can call me at 239-634-5093 or email me at

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Welcome to the Law Office of Vana Renejuste's Blog.

Let me take this time to tell you a little bit out the law practice.

The Law Practice of Vana Renejuste is a general law practice that handles all criminal and civil cases including but not limited to the following: Criminal Defense; DUI; DWI; Driving While License Suspended; Burglary; Robbery; Domestic Violence; Warrants; Jail Visits; Driving Without a License; Family Law: Divorce; Domestic Violence; Injunction; Pre-Nuptial
Agreements; Small Claim Suits: Plaintiffs or Respondent; Traffic: Speeding; Illegal Turns; Other Area of Practice: foreclosure; Driver License Restoration; etc.

The Law Practice is located at: 444 Marinatown Lane Suite 28
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

The phone numbers to the office are: CELL: (239) 634-5093
OFFICE/FAX: (239)656-1414

Although the office is physically located in North Fort Myers, FL, I will take cases all over the twentieth judicial circuit, which include Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte county. If you are unable to travel to me, I will travel to you!

I am bi-language. I speak both English and Creole. If you need a Portuguese or Spanish Interpreter I have persons that can assist us with those languages.

Further if you cannot come to me. I will come to you. You do not need an appointment to call me. Simply stop by or call and I will assist you with your case.