Written by Moses & Rooth on April 4, 2012
Police are obtaining court orders requiring Apple and Google to help bypass security passwords to enable them access to a person’s cell phone. According to CNET police officers are using fill-in-the-blanks court orders for judge’s to sign to obtain access to a person’s cell phone.
This practice is disturbing on…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 28, 2012
I do not advocate drunk driving. It is clearly unsafe for the driver and for everyone who shares the road with the driver. However, a POLITICO article reports that the United States Congress is trying to legislatively coerce states to require the installation of a vehicle interlock device on…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 26, 2012
Grits for breakfast is a blog about the Texas criminal just system. On March 23 they took a look at the recent Supreme Court opinion, Missouri v. Frye. The Supreme Court ruled that criminal defense lawyers are required to convey a plea offer to their client. If…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 21, 2012
The Stand your Ground Defense can apply to variety of criminal cases including a simple domestic violence battery charge. The Stand your ground laws in the State of Florida have been a hot topic of discussion over the past couple of weeks related to the high profile case Trayvon…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 16, 2012
The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that would allow for prison sentence modification. Both the House and Senate, has passed bills that would allow for the early release of prisoners held for non-violent offenses. The bill creates a new law that requires the Florida Department of Corrections to develop…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 14, 2012
Law enforcement agencies across Central Florida are continuing their attack on the illegal possession of prescription pills and sale of prescription drugs. Over the past several months law enforcement agencies including the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) have added more officers, detectives and…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 2, 2012
In an unprecedented act, a national pharmacy chain has informed a small number of Florida doctors, including a few in Orlando, that any prescriptions written for certain pain killing drugs (Schedule II narcotics) will not be filled by the pharmacy.
In late 2011, CVS/pharmacy sent an unsigned letter to these doctors…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on February 9, 2012
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) recently launched a “spirited” defense of the Intoxilyzer 8000 machine – the machine it uses to test the blood alcohol content of suspected drunk drivers. Since theIntoxilyzer was put into service in 2005, it has been a subject of ridicule and attack…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on February 2, 2012
A Florida criminal law case involving a drug-sniffing dog will go before the United States Supreme Court. The rights of criminal defendants are at stake in the matter, which will determine when the sensory skills of a canine may supersede a person’s privacy expectations.
Marijuana Detected by Florida Drug-Sniffing Dog
The case…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 13, 2012
As a society we like to think that we can place our trust in law enforcement officers to not only protect us, but also our loved ones – and in the vast majority of situations Florida police officers rightly earn this trust. However, the Herald-Tribune recently released an investigative report…Read More