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Category: News & Announcements

Will the Supreme Court Allow Resentencing for a Florida Inmate Over a Broken Promise?

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

There are multiple reasons why a judge may allow a resentencing phase for a criminal case. This can include the prosecutor initiating resentencing, new evidence or legal developments, or changes in sentencing laws. One Florida inmate, however, is attempting to request a resentencing of his death penalty case based on a promise made to the victim’s mother. This page will …

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FDLE’s Operation Kessel Run

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

A recent undercover operation led by multiple legal agencies has ended with a dozen suspects arrested for their attempt to travel to meet a minor. This page will provide details from the investigation, common charges committed against children online, and information on Florida’s potential social media bill. Details on Multi-Agency Investigation A multiday operation conducted by the Florida Department of …

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What Criminal Justice Bills Passed the 2024 Florida Legislative Session?

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

With the recent ending of the 2024 Florida Legislative Session, a portion of the criminal justice bills introduced have passed. Once Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs the legislation into the law, it will go into effect later this year. This page will provide information on the legislative session as well as listing several criminal justice bills that made it through …

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Proposed Florida Bill for the Retention of Sexual Offense Evidence

March 20, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

A proposed Senate Bill is making its way through the Florida Legislature. SB 764 aims to extend the period that evidence relating to a sex crime is maintained by law enforcement. Currently, the law provides that the evidence “must be retained…until the prosecuting agency has approved its destruction.” However, the proposed bill would require law enforcement to keep the records …

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University of Miami Fraternity Under Investigation after Hazing Video Goes Viral

March 20, 2024 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

A recent video of University of Miami (UM) students has gone viral after depicting an alleged hazing incident. The video took place on UM’s campus and showed several students chugging milk and then spitting it back up onto another student in the trash can. While not technically a violent incident, the conduct is still being investigated by the university as …

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Potential Florida Bill to Reduce How Long Criminal Records Can Impact Obtaining Certain Licenses

March 20, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

The Florida Senate has voted in favor of new legislation that would lower the period a person previously convicted of a nonviolent crime is required to wait before being eligible for the proper licensing to practice as a barber or cosmetologist. If the proposed bill passes into law, it will mean a person with a nonviolent conviction that took place …

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Miami Beach’s 2024 Spring Break Measures

March 20, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Each year when the month of March rolls in, Florida prepares for the onslaught of Spring Breakers who flock to its various beaches. We’ve previously covered the impact of drinking, drugs, and the deadly partying that often coincides with Spring Break in the Sunshine State. As major Spring Break spots like Miami get ready for the upcoming weeks, they have …

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Attorney Ashley Moody Announces Cold Case Investigations Unit

March 20, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Between 1980 to 2016, the United States has experienced around 242,000 homicides that have remained unsolved. That means around 40% of murders that take place in the nation go unsolved, which is bleak considering both public safety and criminal justice for the victim and their family. Luckily, law enforcement can create specialized units to reanalyze and investigate old criminal cases …

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Uber Driver Sold Mushrooms to Undercover Police

March 19, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Attempting to sell controlled substances can result in serious legal implications—especially when the potential clients are undercover police officers. A recent case from Walton County showed the rising increase in cases involving psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” after an Uber driver was alleged to have sold them hallucinogens while driving them to an annual Narcotics Officers event. This blog post will …

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