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Category: News & Announcements

Florida Senate’s Attempt to Expand Anti-Immigration Law

February 3, 2022 News & Announcements

As November slowly approaches for the next round of elections, Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed another law anti-immigration law. The proposed bill is meant to require that Florida communities help enforce federal immigration laws. SB 1808 is a build off of Joe Gruters’ SB 168 bill that was stalled back in 2019. Although Gruters’ bill did not make it very …

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ACLU Lawsuit Against Two Florida Counties Not Going As Planned

January 28, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Both Sarasota and Manatee County are facing backlash from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida regarding the process of the cash bail system. This backlash, however, does not come without a fight. After the ACLU filed multiple lawsuits in defense of Florida defendants, the Second District Court of Appeals denied all of the cases. This particular case raises the …

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Solitary Confinement and the Scary Reality in Florida Prisons

January 26, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Being charged with a crime can completely alter the course of your life. Along with the initial shock of getting arrested, going through the legal process, and going to the court room, often the big question remains: what happens after the sentencing? Of course, there are expensive fines and the potential jail time to consider when the charge has been …

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New Measure to Allow State Attorneys to Bring Motions to Vacate Based on Evidence of Innocence

January 4, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Wrongful convictions are a prevalent and systemic issue in Florida’s justice system. In fact, Florida has the highest rate of overturned wrongful convictions in the United States. Two new bills have been filed concerning wrongfully convicted defendants. The news bills would allow prosecutors to file a motion to abandon a judgment when they believe a defendant has been wrongfully convicted. …

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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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