SOURCE: Author David Merkatz

Author David Merkatz

June 01, 2015 07:00 ET

New Book, 'Wrongly Charged,' Discusses Fallibility in Our Judicial System

COCONUT CREEK, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - Professional locksmith and businessman David Merkatz recently published "Wrongly Charged: A Look at the Legal System," (, as an insight for readers to understand how a few bad actors may abuse the authority of the law.

"What would you do if you were arrested and wrongly charged with a crime?" Merkatz asks. "It can happen in the blink of an eye. It's not supposed to happen in the United States."

After being advised by his attorney in 2013 that his new marketing strategy was legal, 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 he fought back.

Merkatz's story is not only a first-hand account; it's also a how-to manual. Readers will 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

"This book is set against Florida law, but I think the principles in it can be applied to any state," says Amazon reviewer Chris Flec, who gave Merkatz's book five stars.

About David Merkatz

David Merkatz was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where at age 16 he decided he didn't like school and wanted to learn a trade. That led him into the locksmith trade and in 1978 he opened his first locksmith business in Brooklyn. Merkatz moved to south Florida in 1983, where he continued working as a locksmith, eventually establishing a mobile locksmith business with a friend. After a truck accident killed his friend and injured him, Merkatz decided to begin hiring independent contractors to do the service calls while he handled dispatching duties. His life changed on Aug. 13, 2013, when he was arrested after there were complaints he used company names similar to existing locksmith companies in an effort to get their business.

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