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Archives for: October 17th, 2013

Fines, Fines, Fines, Can I Pay These Criminal Fines

Written by Moses & Rooth on October 17, 2013

Increasingly as cities feel the economic crunch of the current financial crisis, they begin turning to raising permits, taxes, and  fines. Criminal fines have also risen. When someone is accused of a crime and pleads guilty or no contest or even convicted, they may be assessed criminal fines or have…Read More

Judge John Woodard

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 25, 2013

I recently had a client complete the Seminole County Mental Health DiversionProgram.   This program allows those with mental health issues and who elect to participate an opportunity to have their criminal case dismissed.  It is a fairly rigorous process and is overseen by Judge John Woodard.  I…Read More

Florida woman accused of embezzling from employer

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 25, 2013

A Florida woman has been accused of embezzling $190,000 from her employer. Police state that she was purportedly overpaying herself and also endorsing checks from the office in order “to make personal credit card payments.”  She is now charged with felony grand larceny.

Though the woman apparently works for a medical…Read More

Those hiring forensics experts may influence their conclusions

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 21, 2013

When individuals are accused of committing criminal activity, their attorneys must oftentimes hire experts to refute claims made by the prosecution and to ultimately prove the innocence of the accused. Similarly, when trying to disprove an individual’s criminal defense strategy, prosecutors also must oftentimes hire expert witnesses to support…Read More

Important bite mark evidence ruling handed down

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 17, 2013

Sometimes a single judge ruling in a solitary case can influence other judges all over the nation to follow his or her lead. Recently, criminal defense and criminal justice advocates hoped that a judge in New York would rule in such a way that a domino effect of similar…Read More

Supreme Court quietly shuts down criminal law challenge

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 28, 2013

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…Read More

Supreme Court to rule on important criminal defense issue

Written by Moses & Rooth on April 12, 2013

“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…Read More

Truck driver delivering Florida OJ acquitted on drug charges

Written by Moses & Rooth on January 30, 2013

Federal criminal court trials rarely result in an acquittal on all charges. But that is exactly what a U.S. District Court jury did in the case involving a truck driver accused of smuggling drugs while transporting orange juice to Florida. The case involved charges of three counts of felony Read More