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Category: News & Announcements

Impact of Covid-19 on the Florida Court System and Our Response

May 12, 2020 News & Announcements

florida courts covid19

COVID-19 has created a health crisis unlike any current generations have experienced or hopefully ever will experience. It is commonplace in blog posts to discuss the epidemic and disease as an introduction, but the purpose of this post is not to discuss how serious this crisis is, or the disease itself. That information has pervaded every aspect of our lives …

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How Can a Lawyer Defend Someone Who is Guilty?

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

defending a guilty client

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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Hands Free Driving in Florida

March 12, 2020 News & Announcements hands free driving

Florida Texting and Driving

A new state law was passed on July 1, 2019 to combat distracted drivers, referred to as the hands-free driving law in Florida. The law shortly went into effect in October of 2019, banning the input of data into handheld devices while driving in roadwork and school zones. This restriction was later expanded to include all public roads in the …

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Florida Proposes Flavored E-Cig Ban

October 23, 2019 News & Announcements ecig, florida law, vaping

e cigarette vape

A Florida Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Florida representative Jackie Toledo of District 60 has proposed a sweeping regulation of e-cigarette and liquids for them. This is in response to an outbreak of medical incidents supposedly related to vaping. At this point, thousands have suffered lung related illnesses according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with 26 death across the …

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New CBD laws in Florida

August 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Florida CBD Law

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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Marsy’s Law in Florida

May 16, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements florida legal news, marsys law

What is Marsy’s Law? Marsy’s Law is a constitutional amendment that was passed with 62 percent of Florida voters in November of 2018 voting for this law. Modeled after a similar measure in California, Marsy’s Law broadens the rights of crime victims and ingrains them into the state constitution. These rights include: Considering a victim’s safety when authorities set bail …

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Removing Mugshots from the Internet

April 17, 2019 News & Announcements, Seal or Expunge Criminal Record mugshots, online mugshots, removing mugshots from internet

In the social media era of today, your online reputation is forever. Unfortunately, mugshots have become a big part of that reputation in recent years as more and more online companies attempt to profit off the dissemination of such information across the web. Mugshots can be embarrassing and humiliating, sometimes even costing you a job, because they imply that the …

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Police write “cease and desist” letter to Google to stop revealing DWI (DUI) Checkpoints.

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, dui checkpoint, google

google maps police alert

CBS New York reported last week that the New York City Police Department sent a letter to Google to cease disclosing the location of police through alerts on the Google acquired application “Waze.” Waze is a directions-based application for motorists. Google purchased Waze back in 2013 as a crowd-sourced application for motorists. CBS New York quotes the letter, “This letter serves …

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Restoration of Gun Rights in Florida

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements felon rights, gun rights

restoration of florida gun rights

Restoration of Felon Gun Rights in Florida The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees each American the right to keep and bear arms.  In a perfect world, as both U.S. and Florida citizens, we are afforded certain other rights as well– the right to vote, to serve on a jury, and to hold public office.  However, a Florida resident …

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