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What are White Collar Crimes?

There is no agreed upon definition of a white collar crime. According to Wex Law Dictionary, sociologist Edwin Sutherland coined the term in 1939 as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” Wex also states that a white collar crime is generally a nonviolent crime committed in a...

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I Just Got My First DUI in Orlando and Need A Lawyer, What Now?

You’ve just been charged with a DUI, so now what do you do? What you do next is crucial to the outcome of your case. An experienced DUI defense lawyer at Moses & Rooth can assure the best results and guide you through the DUI nightmare. First Step – Driver’s License Suspension Hearing The first step after receiving a...

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Stupid Criminals…How about dumb laws!

Every so often you will read your local paper to find that a defendant was caught because he left his ID at a bank he robbed or the person who was arrested after trying to sell stolen merchandise back to the person they robbed. Well these are certainly news worthy but what about the dumb laws that all states have...

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Floriduh Fugitive Situation

It appears that Florida is the Kardashians of the Unites States. We just cannot be a boring low profile state who goes about its business and doesn’t make headlines. Why can’t we be more like Montana? When was the last time something crazy happened there? If a few months go by without us causing some sort of uproar, I’d...

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Supreme Court quietly shuts down criminal law challenge

The United States Supreme Court has been wrestling with several substantial cases this term. The two marriage equality cases currently being considered and the two dog-sniffing Fourth Amendment challenges recently ruled upon are only some of the cases that have been before the Court this session. In addition to these high-profile cases, the Court has ruled on several importantcriminal...

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Efforts increasing to clear the names of wrongfully convicted

On behalf of Jay Rooth of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law posted inCriminal Justice on Monday, April 22, 2013. A broken criminal justice system benefits no one. When the system is defined by corruption, inconsistencies and dysfunction, the accused, victims and even prosecutors suffer undesirable consequences. In recent years, it has become apparent that even strong criminal defense...

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Supreme Court to rule on important criminal defense issue

“You have the right to remain silent.” While not all Americans understand that this sentence is the beginning of one’s Miranda rights, nearly all adult Americans understand that this right exists. Popular movies and television programs have taught the public that when you are arrested, you can refuse to speak to law enforcement until you have an attorney present....

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Understanding double jeopardy

The criminal justice system both serves to hold criminal offenders accountable for their behavior and to ensure that the rights of anyone accused or convicted of criminal behavior are respected. A long-recognized right of those forced to mount a formal criminal defense is that of double jeopardy protection. This right is critical, but is widely misunderstood. Double jeopardy protection...

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What practical effects would crime predicting software inspire?

Every major television network broadcasts programs centered on detectives, forensic experts and other professionals whose job responsibilities include solving crime and predicting criminal behavior. Certainly, law enforcement and other crime experts must engage in behavior analysis in order to do their jobs. But these programs tend to overly romanticize a very complex subject, as this sort of analysis can...

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When crime labs are not properly regulated, everyone suffers

First, a lab technician in Massachusetts handled criminal evidence negligently in thousands of cases. Now, nearly 1,000 rape cases in New York City may have been tainted by evidence mishandling by a crime lab technician. These criminal defense challenges do not just affect those defendants and victims directly affected by the negligent behavior of the specific lab techs in...

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