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Archives for: September 16th, 2014

Accused of federal crimes? Here’s what to expect

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 16, 2014

If you are facing allegations of federal crimes, you probably have a lot of questions about the legal process upon which you are about to embark. Federal criminal cases are significantly different from federal civil cases, and it is important to understand the distinction between these two. Further, although processes…Read More

Florida man with extensive record assaults girl in Walmart

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 15, 2014

A man in Florida who has a list of arrests for sex crimes has recently found himself facing more charges after he allegedly touched a girl while in a local Walmart. Most recently, the man was allowed to leave prison in the summer of 2013. This event could end up…Read More

Florida man found guilty for tax fraud and identity theft

Written by Moses & Rooth on June 20, 2014

White collar crimes come in all flavors. One of the more common ones in the last decade has been identity theft. This criminal offense, which has become more prevalent since technology has everyone doing business electronically, can branch off into numerous other crimes. Tax fraud is just one of them.

A…Read More

New hope for those with life sentences for federal drug crimes

Written by Moses & Rooth on May 3, 2014

The federal government is currently reviewing the way it applies life sentences to certain convicted drug offenders. For example, numerous individuals are serving a lifetime prison sentence after only being convicted of non-violent federal drug crimes. If reforms are made, some of these individuals could be set free before the…Read More

Florida lawmakers seek to reform the state’s sex offender laws

Written by Moses & Rooth on February 23, 2014

We noted a few months ago that some Florida lawmakers have vocalized that reforming the state’s sex offender laws is going to be a priority for them during the 2014 legislative session. It seems that many more have jumped on this legislative bandwagon. Specifically, many Florida lawmakers are concerned that…Read More

Lowering the Prison Population

Written by Moses & Rooth on October 28, 2013

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics the United States prison population is over two million people.  That is almost equivalent to the next two highest prison populations in the world COMBINED.  I know that as a country we always want to beat China (#2) and Russia (#3) but…Read More

Sex Crimes Operation “e-Guardian” arrests 15

Written by Moses & Rooth on October 22, 2013

Law enforcement sex crimes units just announced 25 arrests for traveling to meet a minor in the Tampa area. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) combined forces with the Department of Homeland security, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Hillsborough County State…Read More

Study reveals benefits of federal drug sentencing reform efforts

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 3, 2013

Last week, we discussed the news that several Florida legislators are determined to strengthen sex crimes sentencing laws during the next legislative session. In that post, we explored why subjecting low-level offenders to even stricter sentencing laws would neither be in the best interests of Florida’s taxpayers nor the public…Read More

Why the Justice Safety Valve Act should be made law

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 19, 2013

When national crime rates reach all-time lows, one would expect that America’s federal prison population rate would similarly be situated at an all-time low. On the contrary, federal prisons are currently operating at a rate nearly forty percent above their capacity, despite record lows in national crime rates. Partially in…Read More

What privatizing Florida’s prison healthcare means practically

Written by Moses & Rooth on June 10, 2013

Several days ago, the First District Court of Appeals held that Florida may privatize its prison healthcare system. This broadly means that rather than assuming responsibility for the care of its prisoners, a private healthcare contractor or set of contractors will be tasked with that challenge. While this decision may…Read More