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Your Right to Remain Silent When Arrested

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If you are arrested, one of the most important things you need to remember is that you have the right to remain silent. While refusing entirely to speak to the police may not be rational in many situations, and may only serve to antagonize the situation, there are times when speaking out will hurt… Read More »

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Racial Bias of Law Enforcement and What it Means for You, the Defendant

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It likely comes as no surprise that the criminal justice system is rigged against people of color. Blacks and hispanics are locked up at disproportionate rates, inner city black communities are over-policed as the war on drug plunders on, blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked, and people of color are given… Read More »

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Double Jeopardy in the State of Florida

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Double jeopardy is somewhat of a buzz term that gets tossed around media and casual conversation. However, double jeopardy is a specific legal defense that is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and has been indoctrinated into state law. Here, we will dissect the meaning of this term and how it is actually used in… Read More »

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

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Manslaughter is a complicated area of the law, to say the least. It’s essentially the charge that prosecutors can dole out if a homicide does not meet Florida’s legal definition of murder. This can be a murky area for all people involved, but it can get even more complex once the charge is classified… Read More »

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Characteristics of a Good Defense Attorney

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When you are faced with legal issues in the state of Florida, the last thing you want to do is make a poor decision in representation. There are some factors that a person should consider when they are trying to determine whether or not an attorney is a good fit for them. Certain important… Read More »

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