Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals

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Category: News & Announcements

What are the Top Legal Issues to Look Out for in 2022?

January 4, 2022 News & Announcements

The new year is just around the corner. There has been a lot to happen in 2021, both socially and within the legal realm. When it comes to the state of Florida, many bills have been proposed, awaiting passage, this year. Now with 2022 right around the corner, it is important to take a look at the top legal issues …

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Court Clerk Accused of Pocketing over $100,000 in Divorce Filing Fees

December 23, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Miami-Dade Court Clerk Accused of Stealing over $100,000 in Divorce Filing Fees Going through a divorce can be an extremely traumatic experience. On top of all the emotions and stress of ending a marriage, there are also legal aspects that need to be taken care of. When a couple files for divorce, there is certain paperwork that must be completed …

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Florida Woman Poisons Boyfriend and Admits it to Police

December 23, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Easier Than a Breakup Text? Florida Woman Poisons Boyfriend and Admits it to Police Not every relationship is perfect. In fact, some are downright toxic. As people ride the ups and downs of a relationship rollercoaster, there are typically a few different ways to end it. Texting someone you want to break up, saying it over the phone, meeting up …

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FBI Agent Who Investigated Sex Crimes Faces Multiple Sex Crime Charges

October 25, 2021 News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

In late August, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Supervisory Special Agent David Harris of the FBI. He was arrested in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and charged with sex crimes spanning multiple states over several years. As a result of the judge declaring him a “threat to the public at large,” he is currently being held without bond …

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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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Florida’s Fight to Expand Hate Crime Protections

October 18, 2021 News & Announcements

Last week, members of the Florida Hate Crime Coalition gathered at Florida’s Capitol to show their support for SB 308, legislation aimed at expanding protections afforded in Florida’s hate crime law. SB 308, filed by Senator Lori Berman, and its matching house bill, HB 111, filed by Representative Joe Geller, expands grounds for reclassification of offenses to include prejudice based …

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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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