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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +WESH 2 News reporter +Gail Paschall-Brown about whether the law allows law enforcement to demand that a witness hand over their phone to obtain video evidence.
WESH 2 Legal expert Richard Hornsby explains what the laws in Florida are for videos of a crime captured on cellphones by witnesses.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +WESH 2 News reporter +Gail Paschall-Brown about why the State Attorney's Office had to dismiss a robbery case due to multiple DNA profiles being found on the key piece of evidence.
Last April, DNA evidence linked 34-year-old Cecil Dante Buckner to the March 16 Publix armed robbery on Sand Lake Road, but the charges were recently dropped.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby posed an updated DUI defense section on the Orlando criminal defense website of +Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
Orlando DUI Defense Attorney Richard Hornsby is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar and represents in Orlando and Central Florida in all DUI cases, DMV Hearings, and DUI driver license suspensions.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +WESH 2 News reporter +Bob Kealing about the likelihood two victims sexually assault as children in the 90s will be able to successfully sue their abuser who recently won the Florida lottery.
Two men who say they were victimized by a convicted sexual predator have filed a lawsuit to claim some of his recent $3 million lottery winning.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +Orlando Sentinel reporter +Desiree Stennett about the incompetency determination made in the case against Fleetwood Peeples, Jr. child pornography case.
An elderly child-porn suspect — the son of a once-beloved Winter Park figure — has been released from jail after being found incompetent.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby succeeded in having an Orange County Judge find the prosecution of former house representative Chris Dorworth under Florida's Sunshine Law to be unconstitutional, resulting in the dismissal of the case.
An Orange County judge on Tuesday dismissed a charge of breaking the state's public meeting laws against former state representative-turned-lobbyist Chris Dorworth.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +Orlando Sentinel reporter +Jeff Weiner about the possibility a battered spouse could claim self defense in the stabbing of her husband.
Hearing her mother's return home, a 9-year-old girl emerged from her bedroom Nov. 21 to see her parents brawling.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +Orlando Sentinel reporter +Jeff Weiner about a Boca Raton lawyer's controversial advise on how to respond to law enforcement officers at traffic stops and DUI checkpoints.
When a car pulls to a stop at a DUI checkpoint, police say they're looking for obvious signals that the driver may be impaired: glassy eyes, slurred speech, the smell of alcohol.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +WESH 2 News reporter +Bob Kealing about the importance of the investigative techniques utilized by law enforcement to arrest the suspect in an Christmas day kidnapping.
The suspect in an Orlando kidnapping on Christmas Day has been arrested, police said.
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Orlando criminal lawyer +Richard Hornsby spoke with +Orlando Sentinel reporter +Tiffany Walden about the potential penalties that Cedric Bartee was facing when he was shot by police while in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Years before he was a car-theft suspect shot by a deputy, Cedric Bartee was a failed gun-shop burglar.
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Were you arrested for a crime you didn't commit? If your case was dismissed, the state of Florida may still have your DNA sample in their database. If so, you can petition to have it removed.
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Orlando criminal attorney +Richard Hornsby spoke with +Orlando Sentinel reporter +Amy Pavuk about the age old problem of defendants making incriminating statements during jail calls they know are being recorded.
Jennifer Helen Richmond may have thought she was talking in confidence when she allegedly detailed plans to get out of jail and then flee to Jamaica with her pimp. George and Shellie Zimmerman...
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1217 E Robinson St Orlando, FL 32801
1217 East Robinson StreetUSFloridaOrlando32801
(407) 540-1551richardhornsby.com
Criminal Justice Attorney, Trial Attorney
Criminal Justice Attorney
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Today 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:30 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Richard Hornsby is a second generation criminal defense lawyer from Orlando, Florida. He is dual Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He earned his law degree from the University of Florida, holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Forensic Science from the University of Florida, and graduated from the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College.

In addition to his criminal defense practice, he serves as the Legal Analyst for WESH 2 News, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, and frequently provides legal commentary for the Orlando Sentinel.

In 2007 he was voted Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense by the Orlando Business Journal and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Richard Hornsby is available to represent clients in Central Florida in all Criminal Defense, DUI defense, and juvenile delinquency cases.
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Heather Gibson
a month ago
I spent two weeks interviewing attorneys when I needed to hire representation for a violation of probation case with four alleged charges against my boyfriend. With VOPs, the burden of proof on the state is even lighter as there is no jury trial but the discretion of the judge only so it felt like an uphill climb. I couldn't just hire any attorney and needed one of the best. Mr. Hornsby had excellent reviews and even posts results of past cases on his website for your review which is quite rare. I was nervous but had high expectations. Mr. Hornsby not only met those expectations but far succeeded them. He doesn’t waste your time and will not settle for less than the best possible outcome for your situation. He was very assertive and impressive going in with all guns blazing at the bond hearing; the state floundered and the judge dismissed all four VOP charges. I am beyond thrilled at Mr. Hornsby’s representation. I hope I am never in a situation where I need to hire a criminal defense attorney again, but if I am, the first and only person I will contact for legal representation will be Mr. Hornsby. Thanks again! <3
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JaredLeevanus
3 months ago
If you want a "straight shooter" "tell it like it is", "Pit-bull" on your side, hire Richard. I had a great experience having Richard on my side. I never had to worry about whether or not he was fighting for me. He doesn't waste time nor beat around the bush, he goes straight for the throat. Thanks Richard!
John Inglis
a month ago
Richard Hornsby is very knowledgeable and obtained an excellent result in the case I referred to him. His legal fees are very reasonable.
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Lori M
5 months ago
The smartest thing I did was hire Mr. Hornsby to represent me. He is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and is up front and honest about your case and what to expect. He doesn't sugar coat things and doesn't promise you outlandish miracles like some lawyers will. Mr. Hornsby is not a "volume" lawyer who is going to just automatically go for a plea deal---he looks at the merits of your individual case and will work hard to get you the best possible outcome. He will not waste your time or your money---he was filing motions on my behalf as I was still sitting in his office, and I had copies of all documents pertaining to my case in my inbox before I even arrived home. I felt very confident in Mr. Hornsby's abilities and his handling of my case every step of the way. He was able to expose the truth and exonerate me, and my case was dismissed. I highly recommend Richard Hornsby---he truly is the best. Thank you, Mr. Hornsby!
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John L
a month ago
Mr. Hornsby represented my son following his arrest on drug possession charges in Orange County, Florida in January 2014. My wife and I live in Georgia and received advice on obtaining legal representation from friends in Orange County, who recommended Mr. Hornsby. Mr. Hornsby is a no nonsense attorney who handled our son’s case skillfully. He responded quickly to our questions and concerns during the confusing first weeks our son’s incarceration. A defense attorney friend of ours in Georgia followed the case and thinks that Mr. Hornsby did an excellent job. At our request, Mr. Hornsby also recommended an inpatient rehabilitation facility, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Mr. Hornsby continued to represent our son for one year until he completed the Drug Court program. I highly recommend him as a defense attorney.
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Cal A
3 months ago
This was my first and last (if I have anything to do about it), serious encounter with the law. I was scared and didn't know where to turn. There were several attorneys available on the Internet but after I did my research Mr. Richard Hornsby stood above the crowd. His knowledge, his record and his education stood alone. When I met with Richard he focused on the facts and was very straightforward not wasting time. He told me that he felt good about my case and told me exactly what to expect and kept me informed as time progressed. I am very happy to say.... Mr. Hornsby had my case dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Richard Hornsby to anyone that needs a no nonsense, dedicated and knowledgeable attorney.
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Scagnettie Noyb
5 months ago
Mr.Hornsby I will have to say is the best lawyer dealing in a criminal case I have EVER had.Mr.Hornsby has the knowledge & experience that you want and NEED in a court room. Without a doubt Attorney Richard E. Hornsby is at the top of his class when it comes to law plain and simple. As far as price ...he is as fair and honest as a human can be.He is the best and when it comes to your freedom & rights at what cost would you say is fair to make sure you have the BEST Attorney in your corner to prove your case & make sure justice is served? Thank you Attorney Hornsby for helping my family and I.We will never forget your strength & highly educated performance in court proving that justice is just one call to your office. If your in need of a Attorney I highly recommend Mr.Hornsby as he is a high ranking seriously aggressive educated lawyer that paid attention in law school and knows the REAL law. Hands down 5 out of 5 stars ...Thank you Sir and may you and your family have the best of luck in life .....Edward
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Nahom Tewolde
6 months ago
Richard Hornsby understand the law better than he understand how to address people. If your looking for a friend, go find someone who will get you convicted. Mr, Hornsby is an aggressive attorney who is not afraid to use very arsenal in the toolbox. I like my privacy so I will not tell you what I was charged with but with Richard's help all charges were dropped. If you need a lawyer, call this man. He will be brutally honest with you.