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How Bail Works in Florida

According to a Palm Beach Post report, a circuit judge in Palm Beach County recently denied a former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) deputy’s request to be released on bail pending his trial on first degree murder charges in connection with the death of his son-in-law.   The charges stem from an incident which occurred [...]

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Vehicular Manslaughter Charge in Tampa Crash

In a recent tragedy to befall the Tampa community, a prominent oncologist employed at Moffitt Cancer Center was killed in a traffic collision caused by a driver who ran a red light while traveling at an extremely high rate of speed.  After a thorough investigation, local police in Temple Terrace have decided to pursue vehicular [...]

Florida DUI Not Confined to Alcohol

According to a recently released police report regarding a horrible tragedy in Delray Beach on April 28 in which four tourists from Mexico and Argentina were killed by a 21-year-old driver, the driver was under the influence of a mind-altering substance at the time of the crash.  The accident occurred when the driver crashed his [...]

Florida Good Behavior Time

Gain time, or good behavior time as it is more widely known due to some popular criminal law-themed television shows and movies, is a concept that exists in many states, as well as the federal correctional system.  Good behavior time permits someone who has been convicted of a crime to serve less than the individual’s [...]

Resisting Arrest Under Florida Law

Resisting arrest is an often-misunderstood topic in Florida.  Many people who have had the misfortune of being arrested in the Sunshine State, no matter the offense, often are left wondering exactly what it is that he or she did or said that constituted resisting arrest.  A person may be questioning if simply arguing with a [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Digital Privacy

The United States Supreme Court recently decided a case of pivotal importance for many defendants, as well as those who may be arrested or investigated by law enforcement in the future, by strengthening digital privacy.  The decision specifically dealt with the issue of whether law enforcement needs an arrest warrant to obtain cellphone tracking data [...]

Florida Mugshot Law Protects Those Arrested but not Convicted

Chances are, you likely have seen a banner ad online for any number of websites that shows pictures of local persons who have been arrested by the police.  You may even have clicked on the ad or the website to see if your neighbor or someone you work with may have been arrested and his [...]

The Law Governing Police Interrogations in Florida and the United States More Broadly

The topic of police interrogations is a question that commonly arises in Florida criminal proceedings.  The legality or some other aspect of interrogation by police is a question that arises in nearly every criminal proceeding at one time or another.  This is particularly true if a juvenile is involved in the criminal proceedings.  Both of [...]

Recent School Shootings Prompt the Need for Increased Vigilance of Your Children’s Social Media Presence

In 2018 we have seen a rash of school shootings unlike anything in recent American history.  In Florida alone, not only was there the tragic February 14th shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, but another school shooting took place in Ocala in central Florida on April 20 as students were engaged in a [...]

Responsible Use of Social Media by Your Children and Prohibitions on Threats Under Florida Law

A hot topic in today’s charged political environment, particularly as it relates to cyberbullying and school shootings, are the number of threats made on social media.  Bullying, and online bullying in particular, have become such an issue that First Lady Melania Trump recently announced that her first major initiative as First Lady would be her [...]