| Read Time: 2 minutes | Sex Crimes

Title IX Updates

  Guilty until proven innocent.  Forget due process, it barely exists.  Cross-examination of your accuser, forget about it.  Am I speaking about the criminal justice system in Russia?  No, I am speaking about the Title IX hearing held on college campuses around the country for allegations of sexual misconduct.  Let me repeat that last part, “allegations of sexual misconduct”....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Politics

Top Ten Thoughts on Coronavirus (Legal Edition)

10.  Lawyers don’t seem to understand that the quarantine doesn’t mean the dress code goes out the door.  I know working from home is new for us attorneys and appearing via video conference is foreign, but did it really take a judge to write a letter regarding appropriate work attire.  For some reason there were lawyers appearing on video...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Federal Crimes

COVID-19 and Getting Out of Prison

Many things are lacking in Florida’s correctional system, but maybe none more glaring right now than there is no mechanism to release non-violent offenders who are at high risk of developing complications due to COVID-19.  Currently, there is no way for an attorney to request judicial screening for a just and humane amendment to a sentence, and no way...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Criminal Defense

Guess We are All in this Together

The coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting everyone. Restaurants and stores are shutting down and more are sure to be closing soon. Many government functions are being suspended including many court events. However, you know what isn’t being suspended? People are being arrested. Now more than ever it is extremely scary to be arrested with the fear of being stuck...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Personal Injury

What Is a Tortfeasor?

If you’ve been injured in any type of accident and are pursuing an insurance claim, one question that you’ll have to answer that will be asked by the insurance company is that of who the tortfeasor is in your claim. This word, along with other legal jargon, may not be one that you’re familiar with. At the law offices...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Gun Laws

Florida Police Have Confiscated Thousands of Guns

In response to multiple mass shootings across the country, many states have enacted red flag gun laws. Red flag gun laws allow specific individuals to petition the court to remove a family member or roommate’s legally owned guns or other weapons. Red flag gun laws are intended to prevent people with mental disorders or violent instincts from accessing weapons...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Violent Crimes

Florida State University Law Processor’s Murder Goes to Trial

In 2014, Daniel Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, was murdered. Prosecutors blame Markel’s ex-wife for his death, but only the hitman who committed the murder and his girlfriend will stand trial. The case went to trial in early October. After a trial that lasted only one day, the jury ruled to sentence Sigfredo Garcia for first-degree...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Firearm Crimes

Florida Residents Push for Stricter Gun Law

Florida gun control advocates are pushing local legislatures to ban semiautomatic rifles with high-capacity magazines. Passing a ban on semiautomatic rifles is an ambitious plan, especially in a Republican-controlled state senate. Survivors and relatives of those killed in the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and victims of the 2018 Parkland High School shooting are advocating for the political...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Firearm Crimes

Florida Law Enforcement Officers Attempt to Preemptively Find Potential Mass Shooters

The devastating mass shootings that have occurred across the United States have spurred citizens to unite and urge their lawmakers to find solutions. Gun reform activists are using their collective voice to push for tougher gun laws.  National retailers are taking steps and banning certain sales of guns and ammo. Several states are promoting legislation that creates more restrictions...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Internet Crimes

Florida Police Arrest 23 Child Predator Suspects

At the end of September, Florida law enforcement officials arrested 23 suspected child predators and human traffickers. The arrests came after the police engaged in a four-day sting operation. During the sting operation, the officers used popular online phone applications to pretend to be underage children. Police officers called the sting operation “Operation Intercept VII.” Law enforcement officers arrested...

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