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
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 6, 2012
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments last month regarding the constitutionality of a particular state drug law. Their ultimate decision will not only impact the defendants in this specific case, but may have ramifications for countless other Florida drug crime cases.
Florida Drug Law at Issue
According to a federal judge…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on December 2, 2011
Prosecutors in two counties in Florida have withdrawn the breath tests from around 100 DUI cases, according to a story in the Herald-Tribune. The cases will still proceed, but the prosecution will rely on other evidence, said prosecutors in the article.
Intoxilyzer 8000 Problems
The Intoxilyzer 8000, a breath-testing machine, appears to…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on November 11, 2011
On October 27th, a British teen was allegedly found with 30lbs of cocaine packed in her luggage at a Florida airport as she was entering the US. According to The Telegraph, the teen was told she now faces the rest of her life in prison for drug trafficking since…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on October 31, 2011
After being in vogue for over 25 years, cocaine use in Florida is declining. According to a report by James N. Hall, Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse at Nova Southeastern University, the number of cocaine-related overdoses and deaths in Florida has declined. Likewise,…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on September 30, 2011
A three-judge panel in the First District Court of Appeal has ruled that one single spank does not qualify as domestic violence, and unanimously quashed an injunction for protection against domestic violence issued against a man identified only as G.C.
Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence
The injunction for protection…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on July 13, 2011
Anyone arrested for domestic violence already knows the weight that such accusations carry. Even when the charges are baseless, the arrestee is already convicted in the court of public opinion. However, a recent domestic violence arrest appearing in national headlines could help to prevent some from jumping to conclusions when…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on April 29, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott just distributed a press release noting that Florida’s crime rate is the lowest it has been in 40 years. Scott proudly delivered the news, but it comes at a time when Florida’s prisons are incredibly overcrowded, with 104,000 inmates in the state. If crime is the lowest…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 31, 2011
Proposed legislation seeks to make the current probation violation process stricter for repeat offenders accused of violating their probation. If signed into law, it would allow Florida law enforcement to hold the accused person in jail for probation violations when they have multiple felony convictions on their criminal record.
In Florida’s…Read More