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Robert Hambrick
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Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney, For the Best Results in Tampa Bay,Florida (727)365-5555
Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney, For the Best Results in Tampa Bay,Florida (727)365-5555

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SETTING OUT TO FIND WHERE I'VE BEEN & LOOK TO BE
Readers of this Criminal Defense Blog set out to find me. I'd been gone for far too long. One rumor had it that I'd been kidnapped by renegade prosecutors then taken to an undisclosed location where I was forced to listen and critique their droning closing ...
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SIGNIFICANT VERDICT IN SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA CASE OPENS DOOR TO DEFENSE LAWYERS FOR FUTURE WINS
A number of over zealously prosecuted synthetic marijuana drug cases  brought by the Justice Department based on faulty laboratory and DNA evidence are finally being undermined with expert testimony from the combined efforts of federal defense lawyers aroun...
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STUNNING NEW MEMO FROM FEDS SETS HIGH FEDERAL ARREST GOALS FOR STATE & LOCAL CRIMINAL CONDUCT
In a stunning new memorandum from the Justice Department, the Attorney General is directing every federal prosecutor to take criminal cases from state and local authorities so that longer federal sentences can be given. You can expect that state and local c...
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NEW STUDIES SHOW SEX OFFENDERS ARE LOW RISK TO COMMIT NEW CRIMES: HARSH SENTENCING UNHELPFUL
The U.S. Supreme Court misstated prevailing scientific evidence that sex offenders had very high recidivism rates  that is "frightening and high" in a 2003 Court opinion which has been  used to justify extremely harsh sentences not only by the high court bu...
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HOW FELONY & MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE DISMISSED WITH A PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM
The best resolution of any criminal case is for the charges to be dismissed. This can happen in any number of ways but one of the easiest for any defendant who does not want to have a criminal record is to enter and then successfully complete a pretrial int...
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FLORIDA MAY REQUIRE POLICE TO RECORD LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERROGATIONS ON ALL FELONIES
Right now in Florida when a law enforcement officer faces an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing he has the right to demand that the entire hearing be recorded. Yet that same officer while investigating a possible crime need not record any interr...
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HOW FEDERAL SAFETY VALVE CAN VOID A MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE EVEN AFTER A FEDERAL TRIAL
One of the few ways to avoid a mandatory minimum sentences in nonviolent federal drug cases is by invoking the safety valve provision. The safety valve is useful way for any defendant to avoid a harsh sentence under the federal sentencing guidelines if he d...
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PUSH TO REDUCE FLORIDA'S MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCES FOR MANY NONVIOLENT DRUG CRIMES
Florida has 118 state crimes that trigger tough minimum mandatory sentences, which is close but not  yet outdone by the 145 federal criminal laws that have harsh minimum mandatory sentences. Minimum mandatory sentences are an unfair punishment because they ...
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ONLY 1/4TH OF ALL FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKERS ARE REINCARCERATED AFTER SERVING THEIR PRISON TIME
Despite attempts to overlook bias for the goal of fair sentencing  at least one federal judge has confessed to over-sentencing defendants to hundreds of years in prison . Most of the over-sentencing results from federal crimes where minimum mandatory senten...
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FEDERAL JUDGE LOOKS AT BIAS AND HIS GOAL OF FAIR SENTENCING AFTER DEFENDANT ALMOST SHOOTS HIM
Recently we looked at the musings of a retired federal judge who confessed that she over-sentenced defendants to hundreds of years in prison . Now let's look at how a Federal District Judge in Florida confronts his task of fair sentencing in a Duke Law Scho...
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