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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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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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FEDERAL JUDGE CONFESSES TO SENTENCING DEFENDANTS TO HUNDREDS OF NEEDLESS YEARS IN PRISON
In a searing article a federal judge confesses to sentencing defendants to hundreds of years more than she wanted to because she had no choice  due to the power of federal prosecutors in sentencing and the necessity of giving minimum mandatory sentencing fo...

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THE SENTENCING GUIDELINE RANGE SHOULD ONLY BE ONE FACTOR USED FOR FAIR SENTENCING IN FLORIDA
Finding the appropriate sentencing guideline range is one of the most important factors in sentencing since judges and prosecutors use the guidelines as a base point for sentencing. When the sentencing guidelines call for prison time it's very important for...

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HOW CAN THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AVOID A FEDERAL CRIMINAL INDICTMENT: DON'T LIE TO THE FBI
The dead of night. My phone rings. No less than a beleaguered  Michael Flynn seeking advice again. For his sake I don't answer. These calls I've learned may be recorded who knows by whom or why. Speaking to the Ambassador Before we explore whether or not ou...

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THE FEDERAL CRIME OF MAKING THREATS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT COULD GET YOU ARRESTED & CONVICTED
One of the surest and quickest ways to meet a friendly FBI agent is to threaten the President of the United States. Whatever one may think of the president, his policies or his administration, the office of the president is protected by federal criminal law...

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FLORIDA PROSECUTORS MAY PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES TO TRIAL EVEN WHEN VICTIMS DON'T
Florida prosecutors often proceed toward a full prosecution even when the victim does not want to cooperate. In some crimes such as sexual battery on a minor or child pornography this makes sense because the victim isn't in a position to reliably gauge the ...

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THE BEST LIFE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FEDERAL JUDGES SHOULD BE TIME SPENT HUNGRY WHILE SITTING IN JAIL
Federal judges tend to be old, male  and even whiter than I am. They often come from privileged backgrounds, better schools and colleges which in practice provides limited actual insight into the lives, problems, decisions, hopes and failures of those who c...

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TAKING IMMEDIATE ACTION AFTER A FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTMENT OFTEN GAINS THE BEST RESULTS
We've looked at methods to stop the grand jury process , establishing there's been grand jury abuse and how to make direct challenges to a grand jury indictment . But unfortunately even when a grand jury indictment may be subject to a later challenge once a...
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