Yearly Archives: 2018

/2018

Don’t lie! When in doubt remain silent.

When in doubt remain silent You have the right to remain silent, why would you lie?  Are you smarter than everyone and convinced you can talk your way out of a situation?  Does someone have a gun pointed to your head threatening to pull the trigger if you don’t lie?  Are you so intimidated by a [...]

Criminal Defense, Info Articles, Trial|

Restoration of Felon Gun Rights in Florida

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, [...]

Info Articles, Law|

How Does Expungement Work in Florida?

How Does Expungement Work in Florida? If you have an arrest or criminal record, it can be hard for you to find a job or to gain approval for housing. Having a mark on your record may also make it difficult for you to obtain professional licensure in your chosen degree field. In Florida, it [...]

Law, record Expungement|

Construction Sting in Tampa

Construction Sting in Tampa Nearly two dozen men are accused of massive construction fraud, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. They were arrested last week as part of an undercover sting, and now authorities are warning the public about protecting themselves against unlicensed contractors. The nine-day undercover sting was designed to catch unlicensed contractors that [...]

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Ft Lauderdale Criminal Appeals

I want an appeal. What do I do? A question that usually comes in criminal appeals is, “I want an appeal, what do I do?” Here is the scenario: You went to court and things didn’t go the way you planned; now you want to appeal the judgment. One of the most important issues you can [...]

Appeals, Criminal Defense, Uncategorized|

DUI Appeal

Federal decision DUI vs 2nd amendment gun rights In a U.S. District Court decision issued on September 28, 2018, by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner from the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Court ruled that the felon-in-possession ban of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1) is unconstitutional as to Raymond Holloway, Jr. in violation of the Second Amendment [...]

Appeals, Criminal Defense, DUI Defense|

Conspiracy

“Innocent until proven guilty” is one of the foundations of our criminal justice system. If there is not sufficient evidence of one or more elements of the crime then the charge (or conviction if it’s an appeal) should be thrown out. In a case heard by the one of the Florida  District Court of Appeal, [...]

Appeals, Criminal Defense, Drug crimes|

DUI and Your Medical License

How a DUI can affect your medical license It's common knowledge that a DUI conviction can come with consequences: a driver's license suspension, fines, even jail time. Below, let's take a look at how a DUI conviction in Florida could affect a medical professional. Reporting Your Conviction Medical professionals have 30 days to report to [...]

Criminal Defense, DUI Defense|

Improper search

Improper Search...depends on the definition of Curtilage If evidence was gained by the police through illegal means, that evidence can be suppressed. The U.S. Constitution protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. Suppression means that the evidence cannot be presented in court. If evidence that should have been suppressed is presented, and [...]

Criminal Defense, Info Articles, Uncategorized|

Talking with police

Should I talk to the police or press after a shooting July of 2014, an Arizona homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders who had entered his home in the middle of the night. The homeowner was eighty (80) year old Thomas Greer, who had been assaulted during the home invasion and suffered a [...]

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