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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 Do Police Body Cameras Impact a Criminal Defense Case?

July 16, 2020 News & Announcements

How Do Police Body Cameras Impact a Criminal Defense Case?

Body worn cameras are deployed across the United States by law enforcement agencies at every level. These cameras, usually deployed at the chest level allow a police officer to video interactions with the public during potentially high-stress confrontations, many agencies require their use. Currently, these devices have been deployed across the state of Florida by twenty-nine out of sixty-seven counties …

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Defenses Against Drug Charges in Tallahassee

June 30, 2020 Drug Charges

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Tallahassee, Florida has one of highest crime rates in the state of Florida. A substantial portion of these criminal contacts arise because of suspicion of drug trafficking, manufacture or possession. Unfortunately, many people have contact with the criminal justice system for the very first time due to an allegation of drug charges in Tallahassee. The process can be very complicated, …

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Difference between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence in Florida

June 14, 2020 Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes

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What is the Difference between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence in Florida? Assault, Battery and crimes of domestic violence are crimes which are commonly mistaken for one another and mixed up. They have very different meanings in the state of Florida, and if you have been accused of one of these crimes, it is important to understand exactly what the …

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Domestic Violence Charges in Florida

June 5, 2020 Domestic Violence

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What is the Florida Family Protection Act? Yearly there are over 100,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Florida. Unfortunately, many incidents go unreported. One in four women and one in nine men nationwide have reported severe domestic violence, with even more suffering less dangerous events. A substantial portion of the law surrounding domestic violence stems from the 2001 Family …

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Can you Bond out of Jail on a Probation Violation?

May 21, 2020 Probation Violation

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Can I bound out of Jail for a VOP? Florida Probation Services manages the supervision of offenders throughout the state of Florida. The most popular types of supervision are: regular probation, administrative probation, drug offender probation, sex offender probation, and community control. Often this requires monitoring of specific conditions of release, sometimes by statute, and sometimes at the behest of …

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

May 12, 2020 News & Announcements

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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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DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide in Florida

May 4, 2020 Drunk Driving/DUI

DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide in Florida

What is the difference between DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide in Florida? Vehicular Homicide and DUI Manslaughter are serious offenses in the state of Florida. A Florida Vehicular Homicide attorney can help navigate a case where either of these charges have been filed. On the surface, these charges appear to be nearly identical, with one just adding an intoxicated driver, …

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Drone Laws in Florida 2020

April 21, 2020 Drone Law

2020 Florida Drone Laws

Drone law, or the flying of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) in Florida, is a constantly changing field of legislation and case law. The rules and requirements stem both from Federal agencies and the State of Florida and require careful consideration to avoid running afoul. There are abundant resources to be found online, but as always, if there is any question …

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