Category: Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Petersburg

Prosecutorial Misconduct

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor decides which cases to pursue, which charges to file, and what items get turned over to the defense. Unfortunately, prosecutorial misconduct occurs far too often. In the words of Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law, “Winning has become more important than doing [...]

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Car Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg

New Bill Seeks to Increase Speed Limits in Florida

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, along with Senator Jeff Clemens, filed a new bill that would raise the speed limit on interstates, highways, and other Florida state roads by five miles per hour. The Florida Department of Transportation would have the authority to determine which [...]

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Medical Marijuana Attorney in St. Petersburg

Medical Marijuana in Florida

After her father refused to illegally take medical marijuana to relieve his symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the founder of People United for Medical Marijuana took action. The group, which launched in 2009, has since started a petition to get the medical marijuana issue on the November 2014 general election ballot. [...]

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Texting and Driving Car Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg

Florida Texting and Driving Ban Could Become a Primary Offense

On Oct. 1, 2013 Florida’s ban on texting while driving went into effect. The new law makes it a secondary offense to be texting while driving, but drivers are still permitted to use their phones to make calls and for navigation purposes. The law also prohibits both sending and reading [...]

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