Wrongly Charged

What would you do if you were arrested and wrongly charged with a crime? It can happen in the blink of an eye. It’s not supposed to happen in the United States, but it can at any time. After being advised by his attorney in 2013 that his new marketing strategy was legal, Florida locksmith David Merkatz was shocked to learn he was under criminal investigation. Then he was arrested and charged with money laundering and an organized scheme to defraud. With the flip of a switch, he was facing a 20-year prison sentence. He was terrified. Life as he knew it was over, and it happened in an instant. But David Merkatz was determined to fight back.

By reading his shocking, true story, you’ll learn:

• What to do if you’re suddenly arrested

• How to get through the booking and arraignment process

• Why you should always carry a bail bondsman’s card 

• The pros and cons of accepting a plea bargain

• How to appeal a criminal conviction or civil judgment

• How to salvage your life and rebuild your reputation

• And many other things that can save your life as you know it today Wrongly Charged will shake you to your core. You’ll question our “justice” system and our judicial principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” But you’ll never again ask, “Could this happen to me?” because it will be strikingly clear that it can; when you least expect it.

Meet the Author

HeadshotDavid Merkatz is an author in Coconut Creek, FL. Until 2013, David Merkatz made his living as a locksmith in Coconut Creek, FL. Life, he thought, was pretty good. While there were some trademark issues with his business, he was making a living and enjoying his life. That all changed August of 2013, when police arrested David Merkatz and charged him and two of his fellow locksmiths, Peter Lomagistro and Joshua Levy, with a host of crimes ranging from money laundering to petty theft.

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