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
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
Custody By Extended Family Member
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
In my practice as a family law attorney, I have seen over the years where children have essentially been raised and their daily needs provided for by family members other than the child’s parents. It happens in a variety of different contexts, and th... Read More
Warrant for Cell Phone and Cell Site Records
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
On June 5, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear and review a case of whether law enforcement and prosecutors will need to first obtain a search warrant in order to review a person’s cell phone records and cell-site records revealing the locatio... Read More
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...
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”
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
Should I Take A Polygraph Test?
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
The answer to the question above is simply no. Law enforcement and police agencies many times will request individuals that are the subject of a criminal investigation or that have been arrested to take a polygraph, lie detector, or sometimes what is... Read More