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Can the police search social media profiles? YES and they do

Can the police search my social media profile? Yes and they do. Police regularly search social media for evidence of crimes, to see who you associate with, to see if they can get you to admit to crimes. CNN reports that 4 out of 5 police have used so… Read More
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DUI Eye Tests - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

When you are stopped for suspicion of DUI, the officer may give you a DUI eye test, called the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or HGN. It’s one of the ways police officers use to determine a driver’s sobriety. You may have seen this where the o… Read More
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Arrest Warrant - Do the police need a warrant to come into my house?

Do the police need an arrest warrant to come inside a house in order to arrest someone? Most people think of warrants they think of search warrants where the police come into a house and search for drugs. But what if the police come to a home to arre… Read More
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Negligent Homicide

Many have heard the term Negligent Homicide in cases involving DUI or discharging of a firearm causing death. There is a specific term used in Florida criminal statutes known as Culpable Negligence that defines what kind of behavior can be criminally… Read More
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Will I go to jail for DUI?

Many times a client comes into my office asking: “Will I go to jail for DUI?” Most times, the person has a prior conviction and has some knowledge of the law. They know that if they have a: second conviction within five years there is a m… Read More
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Cell Phone Searches - When can the Police search my Phone?

Cell Phone Searches are common in all criminal cases today. If you are arrested, especially for a drug charge, the police will want to search your phone. Why? Because they think they’ll find evidence of who you sell to or buy from. But can they… Read More
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Can school administrators strip search my child? Juvenile Strip Search

Juvenile Strip Search When you send your kid off to school in the morning you’d like to think they were safe, treated fairly, and that school officials were reasonable. Although juvenile strip searches are rare in school, they can happen. But c… Read More
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Arrested for a Probation Officer's Mistake

You may not believe this, but people do get arrested for a probation officer’s mistake – sometimes with no bond. An Example: The other day I was in court in Pasco County, Florida; and a young guy was asking for termination of his probatio… Read More
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DUI Video: Everything you say and do is recorded

DUI Video One of the less pleasant events in defending a DUI is when I watch the DUI video. In most cases, I have heard a fairly long and detailed explanation of what happened at the time of arrest. Most times, my client advises me that they performe… Read More
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How do I get my adult child out of my house? Ejectment!

Ejectment Many parents let their adult children live in their homes during difficult times. Sometime these “children” take advantage, and the parents want them out. But since there’s no lease agreement, and usually no other agreemen… Read More
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Once upon a time, back in the olden days…When ordering a PBR at the bar wasn’t a novelty. When cars started with keys, not buttons. Back in those days, it seems we’d hear stories of a buddy who got too drunk to drive and did the right thing by… Read More

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