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  • Apples to Oranges - the Dangers of Comparing Your Case to Another In today’s world, everybody is a comparison shopper. With the advent of the Internet, it takes all of about two seconds to find out where the best deal is. You can go online and compare store prices between all the big-box retailers. If you are going to buy a car, you can go to websites …
  • Marijuana, Theft, Underage Drinkers finally get breaks in Broward County Years after being behind in recognizing that many charges brought forth by the Office of the State Attorney in Broward County were a waste of taxpayer resources, a new civil citation program will be implemented throughout the county.   In this article, you can see the flawed effects of over prosecution on petty offenses. For example, …
  • Attitudes on Marijuana are changing; Will our laws follow suit? Over the last 10 years, we have seen an increase in the number of states making medical marijuana legal. Just this past year, Florida made the jump to legalize medical marijuana in certain circumstances. We have also seen progressive states go from legalizing medical marijuana to legalizing recreational use of marijuana. While the federal government …
  • Will the Judge Throw my case out at arraignment? A common misconception I hear from potential clients is that a judge will look at their case at the arraignment and just “throw it out” based on their specific situation. This is simply not the case. In fact, the only way a judge can throw out a case (specifically a criminal case, not a civil …
  • Why Theft Crimes are not always Petty One of the most common crimes people see on a regular basis is theft. We all know someone who has shoplifted as a teenager. Heck, even celebrities get caught up in the act. Or, if you’ve worked in retail, it’s almost a daily occurrence. Even if you don’t work in retail, we all know the …
  • ANOTHER OFFICER CAUGHT AGAIN In what seems to be a reoccurring theme on this blog, another officer is caught by a camera doing something illegal. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jason Cooke was arrested last week after it was discovered he stole medication from a deceased man’s home. Video shows the officer doing a detailed search the home, …
  • Jupiter Looking to Use Body Cameras The town of Jupiter is looking to be another municipality that uses body cameras. The Palm Beach Posted reported today that there is a budget proposal for the police to have body cameras. In addition to the body cameras it appears that they would have new tasers as well. The story indicates that the body …
  • STAND YOUR GROUND LOSES GROUND IN CIVIL CASES Florida’s stand your ground law lost some footing this week in civil court as the Florida Supreme Court stated that a defendant who prevails successfully in criminal court under stand your ground immunity cannot use the same immunity to block a civil lawsuit. The Supreme Court stated that the 2017 amendment to the stand your …
  • REDLIGHT CAMERA TICKETS, THE SAGA CONTINUES…. Since I’ve been writing this blog we’ve been talking about the endless saga of the constitutionality of red light camera tickets.   For those who have been in the dark, red light camera tickets started approximately 10 or so years ago. Municipalities placed cameras at specific intersections that recorded all traffic. Upon someone entering an intersection …
  • 15 Minutes Too Long? It’s that time of year, the summer, when we hear the most horrific stories on the news of children dying from being left alone in the car too long.  When it comes to your child’s safety in a vehicle, you can never be too cautious. Florida allows 15 minutes of child being unattended Under Florida …