Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

15Jan, 21

People frequently come to me for help after someone else has told them, “This case can’t be won.” I like to talk about “cases that can’t be won” that we’ve won. A typical case of that kind is when the State wants to get a driver’s medical records. A driver’s been in an accident, taken ... more

9Jun, 20

A Fort Pierce police officer believes that I hate cops. He wrote that on my Facebook page. I am sorry he feels that way. I do not hate police in general. I cannot think of one police officer I have ever met that I have ever hated personally. I certainly like some more than others. ... more

10Apr, 20
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This Judge who forced lawyers to appear in person is now dead  This Judge who forced lawyers to appear in person despite the coronavirus pandemic is now dead, according to a news story in The New York Daily News. Johnny Lee Baynes, a judge in Brooklyn since 2005, died on Thursday of pneumonia related to ... more

8Apr, 20
house arrest criminal defense

Recently, the Governor issued a “stay the #$%* at home” order, which he called “shelter in place.” Basically, he ordered all of us onto “house arrest.” But what is “house arrest” really? In Florida, house arrest is called the Community Control supervision. Florida Statute 948.001(3) defines the program as a form of “intensive, supervised custody ... more

6Apr, 20
solitary confinement

Stay the *%$! at Home!! Solitary Confinement as a Choice, Not a Punishment For a couple of weeks now, I have been pondering the concept of solitary confinement. Since I am studying to become a lawyer/scientist, and not merely a criminal defense lawyer, I have done some research. I found one article fascinating: “The effects ... more

14Feb, 20

According to several media reports, a police raid on the house of a British-Italian family has found almost 50lbs of dried basil, which the family claim is for personal use. Police raided the home of the Russo family after several reports from neighbors of pungent odors coming from the house. The police quickly found almost ... more

12Jan, 20

To the extent necessary to protect an award of alimony, the court may order any party who is ordered to pay alimony to purchase or maintain a life insurance policy or a bond, or to otherwise secure such alimony award with any other assets which may be suitable for that purpose. For purposes of determining ... more

2Jan, 20

VERO BEACH — A local woman was arrested early recently after officers said she punched an officer  and caused a disturbance at a Vero Beach IHOP. The woman was charged with several crimes including battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing after “acting irate” toward the restaurant’s other customers, according ... more

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