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The Consequences of Fees for Pleas

A public defender in Florida has criticized the plea deal system used by the prosecutor’s office alleging that plea deals have been utilized to advance the office’s monetary goals. The major issue with this is that such costly plea deals lead to unequal treatment for those who are less financially stable. If a person is afraid of the costs associated...

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When did Homeschooling Become a Crime?

The school district in Santa Rosa County is requiring that parents who homeschool their children to register their children in a public or private school.  If the parents fail to comply then they could be subjected to criminal charges. An Overview of the School’s Policy The Santa Rosa policy began by requiring parents to provide the school district with information...

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White Collar Crimes: A Primer

White-collar crimes are financially-motivated crimes that can occur in almost any professional setting. Most commonly, white collar criminals will launder money, usurp corporate funds, commingle accounts, evade taxes, or commit other actions of fraud and indiscretion. The greatest misconception about white collar criminals is that they include only wealthy persons—while in fact, anybody can be involved in a white-collar...

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Andrew Moses & Jay Rooth: SuperLawyers Nominees

At Moses & Rooth, we value excellence and commitment to our clients. In line with our core values, we are proud that both Orlando criminal defense attorneys Andrew Moses and Jay Rooth have been nominated by their peers as Rising Stars and received the prestigious designation of SuperLawyers for their work related to their criminal defense legal practice. What...

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2015 Scholarship Winners

We at Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 scholarships. The awards were based on a number of criteria – short essay, current academic status, school related activities, community activities and other achievement standards. After carefully evaluating hundreds of applications from students who represent the top of the student population, we’d...

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“But I Didn’t Even Commit the Crime:” Accomplice Liability in Florida

Many criminal defendants are rightfully puzzled when they receive notice they have been changed with a crime they did not know they committed. Florida law recognizes the principle of accomplice liability, that is, the idea that one person can be charged with a crime even when they were not the person that actually even carried it out. These scenarios...

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When are Search Warrants Valid? When are They Not?

The Fourth Amendment protects Americans from unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures of their persons, homes, businesses and property. One practical Fourth Amendment check on law enforcement generally requires officers to obtain search warrants before they may lawfully search or seize a person’s property over the person’s objections. Given how critical evidence gathering can be to dismissal or conviction...

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Legal Marketing…Beyond Google

I cannot tell you the last time a day went by when I was not solicited by some marketing or advertising company. Each company trying to sell me on their product and how it was going to transform my law firm and generate more new leads and clients then I could ever dream of handling. These promises come from...

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Jury Instructions Catch Up to the 21st Century

Juries are expected to make their decisions based upon the evidence presented in court.  They are to listen to all sides of an issues, and discuss their thoughts and concerns with other jurors at the end of the trial.  The problem is, courts were finding that juror were too conected with the outside world.  They were texting and chating...

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Welcome to the Orange County Criminal Law Blog

Laws change quickly. Every day, state legislators and judges make hundreds of decisions that impact the way legal cases are prepared for and presented in court. At Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law we know that’s it’s important to stay current with legal issues. That’s why we follow the legal stories that will have an impact on the strategies...

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