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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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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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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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Audit Reveals Limited Use of Body Cameras by Miami Police

Photo Credit: Ryan Johnson Highly-publicized incidents involving police officers in recent years have led to a public outcry for more departments to begin having their officers utilize body cameras. Many of us are familiar with the dashboard camera footage that police departments will use to help in the prosecution of alleged offenders accused of driving [ Read More… ]

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