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Category: Criminal Defense

What is the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida?

December 21, 2020 Criminal Defense

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One of the most common questions asked of defense attorneys in hypothetical situations is “when I can defend myself?” The question and the potential answers reflect the politically charged atmosphere surround self-defense laws. In Florida and at least twenty-five other states, the answer is defined by a law called “stand your ground.” Stand your ground laws refer to when and …

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What is White-Collar Crime?

December 14, 2020 Criminal Defense

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White-collar crime is not a specific umbrella of crimes, such as theft or violence. Instead white-collar crimes are crimes that are perpetrated under specific circumstances. White-collar crimes are generally associated with individuals who don’t have a criminal history, either professionals or organized crime members. This creates confusion for the courts, generally a first offense carries substantial leniency, but the complicated …

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Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases in Florida

September 22, 2020 Criminal Defense

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Jury instructions in criminal cases in Florida are read to the jury at the end of the trial and serve as a set of directions for the jury to abide by. Jury instructions outline not only how the jury is obligated to evaluate the evidence, but also puts a set of hard rules in place for what is proper and …

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False Accusations by Children who Suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

August 12, 2020 Criminal Defense

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False accusations in the criminal justice system are a pervasive issue. It is estimated that between 2% and 10% of all allegations of sex assault alone are likely false allegations. [1] Every time a falsely accused individual is arrested and the blatantly false accuser suffers no ramifications, the countless legitimate victims across the country are set back tremendously. False allegations …

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How to Protect Myself When Interacting with Law Enforcement

August 12, 2020 Criminal Defense

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Protect Your Rights When Dealing with Law Enforcement Most Florida residents will go their entire life without being accused of any criminal activity. Very few can go an entire lifetime without having non-consensual contact with the police. Often this takes the form of a traffic stop, but can also be contact on the street, search warrants, arrest warrants, or a …

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Tackling Injustice: False Accusations based on Race

July 30, 2020 Criminal Defense

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The news feeds of 2020 in the United States have been dominated by three narratives: a presidential election, a global pandemic of unseen proportion, and the scale of racial inequality in the criminal justice system. By the time this article is published, 150,000 Americans will have likely tragically died from COVID-19, and both major political parties will be gearing up …

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How Can a Lawyer Defend Someone Who is Guilty?

March 30, 2020 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements defending a guilty client

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Defending a Client who Might be Guilty Some of the most common questions defense attorneys get ask are in regard to the potential guilt of a client: “What if your client is guilty?”, “How can a lawyer represent a guilty client?”, “What if your client confesses to you and you win?” These queries range from the existential to the practical …

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New CBD laws in Florida

August 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

New CBD laws in Florida

After Congress federally legalized hemp due to its industrial and medicinal value, it opened up a metaphorical Pandora’s box with a hemp and CBD industry more-or-less forming overnight. Because of the sudden gold rush of CBD products, there was, and still is, little to no oversight of the industry. CBD products have been found with contaminants such as pesticides, foreign …

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Florida Laws on E-Scooters

July 23, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, e scooter, tallahassee

Florida Laws on E-Scooters

E-Scooters Come to Tallahassee The city of Tallahassee has created a test run of an electric scooter rental service for city residents. The program offers 999 scooters to be rented by members of the community. Similar to programs in other cities, the scooters are rented out by using an app to unlock the scooter and then use it. Each ride …

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