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Category: Criminal Defense

Recent First District Case Covers the Fourth Amendment Protections of Motel Rooms

October 21, 2021 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Summary The First District Court of Appeal recently decided Robinson v. State, a case arising out of trafficking and possession convictions. The Appellant, Gregory Pernell Robinson, was convicted for trafficking fourteen grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, and possession of paraphernalia. He appealed his sentence, challenging the trial court’s denial of his motion to suppress. The First District …

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New Bill Would Allow Prison Sentence Reduction Through Rehabilitation

October 21, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

A new bill, SB 504 (2022), filed for the second time by Republication Senate Senator Keith Perry, would allow prison inmates to reduce the length of their sentence through rehabilitation. Senator Perry combined forces with Democratic Representative, Dianne Hart, on the bill for rehabilitation credits in addition to gain-time. “Gain-time” refers to the sentence reduction an inmate would receive off …

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If a Car Accident Results in Minor Damage, Do I Still Have to Call the Police?

October 18, 2021 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

Unfortunately, most people have gotten into a minor car accident, also called a fender-bender. A lot of times, these fender-benders occur at a low speed when someone rear-ends someone else. In cases where both drivers are uninjured and find minor damage to either one or both of their vehicles, they may wonder if calling the police is really necessary. Despite …

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“Slap a Teacher” TikTok Challenge – the New “Devious Licks”

October 18, 2021 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

“Devious Licks” Challenge TikTok, a wildly popular social media platform where users share short videos, was recently overwhelmed by the “Devious Licks” challenge. This challenge centered around students posting videos of themselves vandalizing their schools and stealing items from them– from things as small as disposable masks to as large as bathroom sinks. As a result, TikTok removed content around …

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The Miya Marcano Case

October 18, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Just a few weeks after Gabby Petito’s body was found by police, another Florida woman had been classified as missing. Nineteen-year-old Miya Marcano was last seen near the Arden Villa apartments where she lived and worked in Orlando, Florida. She was supposed to take a trip down to South Florida to see her family, but after missing the flight her …

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Data Reveals More Than Half Police Killings Misclassified or Unreported

October 18, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Altercations between police officers and citizens can lead to extremely tense situations. In the worst of cases, these altercations can result in fatalities. Over the last few years, the United States has seen a rise in violence between cops and members of the community. This has sparked outrage across the nation and has led to movements such as the Black …

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Bill Limits the Use of DNA in Criminal Databases Without Consent

October 15, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

On October 1, legislation went into effect in Florida to create criminal penalties for accessing another person’s DNA without their consent. Ultimately, the law provides protective measures to ensure that people’s genetic information is protected. SB 1140 & HB 833 Specifically, SB 1140, also called the Protecting DNA Privacy Act, was a measure backed by Senator Ray Rodrigues. The matching …

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Recent First District Court of Appeal Decision Discusses Drunk Driving Restitution and Double Recovery

October 13, 2021 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

The Challenge On October 6, 2021, the First District Court of Appeal decided the case of Wilson v. Florida. This case went on appeal arising out of the Circuit Court for Alachua County. Samuel Brian Wilson, the Appellant, challenged an order awarding restitution to the victim of the drunk driving accident he had caused. The Appellant argued that the restitution …

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Florida Vet Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty & Child Porn Charges

October 13, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

The Disturbing Facts of the Case This past March, 40-year-old Prentiss Madden, a veterinarian in Aventura, Florida, was arrested and later charged with child pornography and animal cruelty charges. Madden was a well-known and highly respected veterinarian in the area and, at the time of his arrest, served as the medical director of Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Aventura. Madden …

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