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    Month: December 2017

    Criminal Defense Attorney St. Petersburg Florida

    Florida’s Stand Your Ground...

    The killing of Trayvon Martin shined a spotlight on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. This poorly understood 2005 law seems here to stay. If you’ve defended yourself using force, then you’ll need to know how the law can possibly protect you from prosecution. The Old Self-Defense Law United States common law is the set of rules that early [...]

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    What if I Wasn’t Read My Ri...

    In the federal case of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), the Supreme Court of the United States held that statements made in response to police questioning are only admissible if the accused is first notified of the right to consult with an attorney before and during questioning. The purpose of Miranda warnings, therefore, is to safeguard an [...]

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    Can Manslaughter Be a Misde...

    Under Florida law, manslaughter involves the killing of a human being that does not fit within the definition of murder or felony-murder. Murder generally involves either a "depraved heart," "reckless disregard for human life," or felony-murder, which is a murder committed during the commission or attempted commission of an inherently dangerous fel [...]

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    A Spring Break Arrest Can H...

    From Miami to Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Florida has always been the place to be for spring breakers over the years. Florida’s beautiful beaches are the perfect place for college students to unwind mid-way through their spring semesters – usually during the months of March or April. However, a relaxing and enjoyable break can turn into a night [...]

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    St. Petersburg Self Defense

    When Can I Claim Self-Defense?

    Everyone has the legal right to protect themselves from harm if they believe they are in danger. If you believe that someone is about to hurt you, you can use force to protect yourself, even if that force would be considered unlawful assault under other circumstances. However, in too many situations, people who exercise self-defense often end up in [...]

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