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Accused of Hit and Run in Miami, Florida? Now What.

Nearly 25% of all car crashes in Florida involve a hit and run. Whether a pedestrian, a fixed object, or another car is hit, if you leave the scene it is considered a hit and run, or leaving the scene of an accident. In Florida, a hit and run is defined as the failure of [ Read More… ]

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Tampa’s Gasparilla Saturday 1/26

Avast ye hearties! Traveling to Tampa this weekend for the Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade? This annual event was inspired by the legend of Jose Gaspar, a pirate who terrorized the waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This unique Tampa event began in 1904 in response to the popularity of [ Read More… ]

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False Allegations of Sex Crimes in Florida

Being falsely accused of a sex crime has devastating consequences for every aspect of your life—from your family to your friends to your job. The majority of sex crimes are not witnessed and are hard to prove. It is very difficult to believe that someone would accuse another of such a horrendous act, but it [ Read More… ]

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What Amendment 6—Marsy’s Law—Means for Florida

On November 6 voters in Florida voted Yes to Amendment 6. Amendment 6, also known as Marsy’s Law, called for the revision of Section 16 of Article I of the Constitution of Florida, which details the rights of crime victims. Amendment 6 amends the current language in the Florida Constitution, which previously stated that victims [ Read More… ]

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How A Restraining Order, or Domestic Violence Injunction, Can Affect Your Life

What is a domestic violence injunction? A petition for a domestic violence injunction is also known as a restraining order or protective order. Anyone can file for an injunction if they are a victim of domestic violence or have reasonable cause to believe their life is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of any [ Read More… ]

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The Miami Batterer’s Intervention Program: One Size Fits All Solution or Problem?

The Florida Legislature has imposed mandatory batterer’s intervention classes for any crime of domestic violence as defined in Florida Statute 741.28. In addition, under Florida Statute 741.31, judges may impose the batterer’s intervention program for injunctions against domestic violence and must impose the program if there is a violation of the injunction. The purpose of [ Read More… ]

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What to do if Stopped or Arrested by ICE

What Should I Do if I am Stopped or Arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Under the Obama Administration, more people were arrested and deported than any other United States President until now. Under the Trump Administration, immigration arrests are up 39% with over 65,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests currently in 2017. [ Read More… ]

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Senate Bill 643 Eyewitness Identification

According to the Innocents Project of Florida, eyewitness identifications account for approximately seventy-five (75%) percent of all wrongful convictions, nationwide, that have been later overturned by DNA evidence. Eyewitness identification has been cited as the single greatest cause of wrongful conviction in the State of Florida, yet Florida is one of the few states that [ Read More… ]

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Stand Your Ground Law in Miami, FL Could Change to Benefit Defendants

An already controversial Florida law commonly referred to as the “Stand Your Ground” Law, could be subject to a major change that will greatly benefit defendants in criminal cases.  The proposed change, which already passed in the Florida House of Representatives on April 5, 2017, would essentially shift the burden of proof from the defendant [ Read More… ]

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How Do I Remove a Criminal Conviction From My Florida Record?

Having a criminal conviction on your record can be life changing.  It can impact your employment, immigration status, right to vote, right to own a gun, or your ability to see your children.  In certain cases, an individual can remove a criminal conviction from their record to alleviate some of these concerns. However, individuals should [ Read More… ]

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