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No Solicitation, No Knock and Talk?
No Solicitation, No Knock and Talk? Thu, Nov 02, 2017 In a recent ruling by a Florida appeals court, an interesting legal decision was made in regards to a search and seizure by law enforcement at a person’s home for drugs, per a search warrant. As a reminder, under both the United States and Florida Co... Read More

What to Expect Out of Your Free Daytona Criminal Law Consultation
What to Expect Out of Your Free Daytona Criminal Law Consultation Fri, Oct 13, 2017 Taking the first step toward legal guidance during your criminal case can be frightening and can feel overwhelming. Daytona’s criminal defense board certified attorney, Phil Bonamo, is sharing practical information on what to expect out of your initi... Read More

No Driver’s License, No Problem?
No Driver’s License, No Problem? Mon, Oct 09, 2017 In a ruling in late September 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that if a person does not have a driver’s license, for if he/she never obtained one, and that person is pulled over for a traffic stop infraction, such as speeding, that person can o... Read More

Stand Your Ground In Court
Stand Your Ground In Court Fri, Sep 29, 2017 The Florida Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision on September 28, 2017, made the ruling and finding that a “stand your ground” immunity in a criminal case could not be used to block a civil lawsuit. Read More

Florida's Stand Your Ground Amendment
Florida's Stand Your Ground Amendment Mon, May 08, 2017 The Florida Legislature on May 5, 2017, passed a bill that now puts the burden on the prosecution to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence to overcome a person’s request for immunity from criminal prosecution in a ‘Stand Your Ground’ case. Read More

Let's Go To The Video...
Let's Go To The Video... Mon, Apr 24, 2017 In a renewed posture, both chambers of the Florida Legislature are, once again, taking up the requirement that all portions of law enforcement interrogations be recorded. Currently, there is no requirement under Florida law that law enforcement offic... Read More

Warrant needed to search a car’s “Black Box”
Warrant needed to search a car’s “Black Box” Thu, Apr 20, 2017 An appeals court in our state has recently ruled that law enforcement authorities must obtain asearch warrant from a court as part of any criminal investigation before they can search ordownload information from a car’s ‘black box’, which is otherwis... Read More

What Is A Diversion And Am I Eligible
What Is A Diversion And Am I Eligible Fri, Jan 20, 2017 One of the first things I look at when I am retained to represent someone in a criminal case is whether they are eligible for what is referred to as a Diversion.  This can mean different things in different jurisdictions, but what I am referring to i... Read More

Things to NOT Do If You Are Arrested:
Things to NOT Do If You Are Arrested: Mon, Jan 09, 2017 It is very important to realize that if you are arrested for any crime, it can be tempting to do certain things due to being scared, upset, and confused about the situation.  When I am speaking with someone after they have been arrested (or if they h... Read More

Alimony Reform - Stay Tuned...
Alimony Reform - Stay Tuned... Wed, Feb 18, 2015 In the next few weeks, our Florida Legislatures will be convening for their annual legislative session in Tallahassee. Hundreds of bills and legislative proposals on a variety of issues will be addressed in subcommittee meetings and by the State Hous... Read More

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