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Recuse a Judge for Facebook "friends" - What makes a judge unfair?

Can you recuse a Judge for Facebook “friends”? Some Florida courts say that you can. Some say you can’t. Like all things legal – it depends on the facts. Thinking about your own Facebook account, how many “friends”… Read More
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Jail or Treatment

If an individual is charged with a second or subsequent DUI, they should know that the minimum jail sentence required can be satisfied by jail or treatment in a residential facility. For example, if you are charged with a third DUI within ten years t… Read More
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Crime and Punishment

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar on issues of Law and Politics from the perspective of historical political philosophers which reminded me that Crime and Punishment was not just some old book. Some of the thinkers we discusse… Read More
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Unlawful Detainer

There are many circumstances when a home owner needs to remove an individual living in their property by filing an Unlawful Detainer action because there is no lease. Here’s how it works. If there is an oral or written agreement which spells ou… Read More
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Diabetes and DUI: Legal Defenses for Diabetics charged with DUI

Diabetes and DUI are complicated legal and medical issues. If you have diabetes and are arrested for DUI, you may have a defense. Especially if you took a breath test and blew over the legal limit. Contact our experienced Trinity DUI defense attorney… Read More
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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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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… 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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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 probat… 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 perform… Read More
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Can you recuse a Judge for Facebook “friends”? Some Florida courts say that you can. Some say you can’t. Like all things legal – it depends on the facts. Thinking about your own Facebook account, how many “friends”… Read More

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