October 25, 2007
Getting Your Florida Criminal Record Sealed May Not Solve Your Problem

 I frequently receive telephone calls from people stating that they need to get their Florida criminal record sealed or expunged because it keeps rearing its ugly head whenever they apply for jobs.  I ask them what type of work they do because some jobs require that they disclose their criminal record even though it has been […]

October 22, 2007
Sealing Your Record

I often get phone calls from people asking me if they can get their criminal record sealed or expunged in Florida because they are having trouble getting a job once their potential employer finds out about their record.  In order for me answer their question, I first have to get some information from them such as whether […]

October 20, 2007
When Can You Bond Out of Jail in Florida?

I sometimes get a frantic phone call from a wife or mother stating that one of her family members has just been arrested and asking whether her loved one will be able to bond out of jail.  I ask what charge the loved one was arrested for.  If the charge is a crime of violence listed […]

October 18, 2007
Disparity in Sentencing and Crack Cocaine

In a previous blog posting, I argued for rationality in sentencing given the widespread problem of prisoner overcrowding in the United States generally and in Florida particularly.  After publishing that posting, I came upon an article that appears on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' website.  That article points out the disparity in sentencing between […]

October 18, 2007
Prisoner Overcrowding in Florida

Time Magazine These days, judges are handing out prison time like it's candy.  I have personal knowledge of one case in which a person was convicted of kidnapping his girlfriend and then sentenced to life in prison even though the victim told the judge that she only wanted her boyfriend to be sentenced to ten years […]

October 14, 2007
Dunbar Village Suspects Give Police Still More Evidence

As if confessions and DNA weren't enough evidence in the Dunbar Village rape case, it has now come to light that the police have seized letters from one of the incarcerated suspects and that a  telephone conversation of that same suspect was secretly tape-recorded by the police.  It is because of costly mistakes like this that people who are […]

October 11, 2007
Reasons Why We Shouldn't Have a Death Penalty

A few years ago, the Governor of Illinois imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in that state because of his well-founded fear that wrongfully-convicted people might be executed.  Then, just last month, the American Bar Association issued a report in which it identified numerous problems with Ohio's existing death-penalty scheme.  No doubt many of those […]

October 10, 2007
DUI Lab Mistakes Cost Innocent People Plenty

This is the problem with breath-testing machines in Florida DUI cases: a couple of numbers are spit out of a machine that very few people understand. Those numbers say that the person arrested was driving with a breath-alcohol level that was over the legal limit. Those numbers are, in turn, presented to a jury who […]

October 8, 2007
Florida Assault and Battery Lawyer Answers Your Questions

One thing is certain: when the police are called to an assault and battery in Florida, someone is going to get arrested, and it's almost always the man. When that happens, I often receive a frantic phone call from a wife or girlfriend saying that she didn't intend for her husband or boyfriend to go […]

October 5, 2007
10 Things to Look for (and Avoid) when Hiring a Florida Criminal Attorney

There are many things to consider when hiring a Florida criminal attorney. The following is a list of some (but by no means all) of the things that you should consider when hiring a criminal lawyer in the State of Florida:  Be certain that the attorney you intend to hire actually handles criminal cases. Don’t hire […]

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