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Charging Drug Dealers with Murder?

The news has been filled with stories of the drug Fentanyl and first-responders and law enforcement officials becoming sick and even dying from responding to suspected drug dealing crime scenes. Additionally, the death count of people overdosing from this extremely...

Florida Medical Marijuana Law Signed by Governor

Legislation was signed recently by Florida Gov. Rick Scott making medical marijuana legal with a deadline of July 3 for how patients can qualify and receive the drug. Floridians approved this last year with 71 percent of the vote. However, we need to remember that...

Orange County and Juveniles in Prison

There was a recent piece that ran on NPR about the disproportionate amount of African Americans youths that are being arrested as juveniles in Orange County. In a story entitled "In Prison by Sixteen", it was revealed that Orange County has the most juvenile arrests...

The Politics of the Death Penalty

In the Markieth Lloyd case, the Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala declined to seek the death penalty and her office was removed from prosecuting this case by the governor. This decision caused distress in the law enforcement community and among those who...

Representing Yourself in Court is NOT a Good Idea

Orange County courts have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Alleged cop-killer Markieth Lloyd made a splash when he refused his court-appointed attorney and demanded that he be allowed to represent himself. Markith Lloyd has continued to further his request...

New Federal Crackdown on Marijuana Possible

The White House has announced that states will be subject to “greater enforcement” of the federal laws against marijuana use. This would have an obvious effect on states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  However, this could also have a...

Immigration and Expungment in Removal Proceedings

The Department of Justice has taken a hard line stance against immigrants with its most recent travel ban as well an increase in enforcement of current laws regarding criminal convictions. Many clients are under the false impression that if they file paperwork to have...

Spousal Privilege and Unlawful Search and Seizure of a Computer

We are constantly on our smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and connected televisions.  Technology makes it very difficult to disconnect from the Internet.  This raises some serious legal challenges when it comes to the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against...

Suspected of a Sex Offense… Speak With An Attorney Now!

Suspicion of a Sex Offense is Enough to Warrant Speaking With an Attorney There is a common misperception that if you are under suspicion of a sex offense, and you believe in your heart that you are innocent, that you should simply “cooperate” with the investigating...

You May Have Defenses to Your Florida DUI Case

When a client speaks with our office for the first time after being arrested for DUI, they are typically embarrassed and upset by their actions. We take the time to get to know our clients on a personal level and reassure them that we will look at everything in their...

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