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In DUI cases, the police generally observe a driver break some traffic law and then initiate a traffic stop. If the police officer claims to observe evidence that the driver is drunk or otherwise impaired, that officer will start a DUI investigation. …
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People ship drugs to other parts of the country.  They do it using the US Postal Service and Federal Express and UPS and any other delivery service. They do it by shipping to a location where nobody lives expecting someone on the other end to pick it up…
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Criminal convictions are a primary basis for deportation or denial of immigration benefits, like greencards, visas, and naturalization.  A criminal conviction can have devastating consequences on your immigration options.  Some convictions may result in…
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A recent court decision, Wilson v. State, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D715a (Fla. 2d DCA 2018), resulted in the reversal of a conviction and the suppression of a confession in a case involving illegal and outrageous police conduct.  This opinion is a scathing…
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In Florida and other states, when the police arrest a a person they suspect is guilty of DUI (driving under the influence), the police will almost always ask that person to submit to a blood alcohol test. First, as many people are unaware, this request…
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Unfortunately, immigration lawyers around the country often get calls from petrified non-U.S. citizens who are in an abusive relationship and living in fear of deportation.  A United States citizen who marries a non-citizen can file an I-130 petition on…
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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) §237(a)(2)(E)(i) makes a non – U.S. citizen deportable if he or she is convicted of a crime of domestic violence, stalking, child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment.  Immigration attorneys often litigate…
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In criminal cases in state and federal courts, one major landmine in getting cases resolved and trying to get fair results is crimes that carry mandatory minimum prison sentences.  There are few greater injustices in the criminal system than the advent of…
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One of the most misunderstood issues in criminal law is hearsay.  People often confuse he said/she said evidence with hearsay.  Many people believe that the State cannot prosecute a person based on he said/she said evidence.    This article seeks to clear…
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Criminal defense attorneys in Florida often struggle to answer questions related to what is and what is not considered child abuse in the State of Florida.  The reason is that the child abuse statute is so very broad and covers such a wide array of…
What is considered Child Abuse in Florida?
What is considered Child Abuse in Florida?
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