Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Police can stand their ground

2018-02-05T13:24:11+00:00Uncategorized|

The question as to whether or not police officers, employing deadly force while conducting an arrest were limited to the force permitted by statute in making arrests was recently taken up in an appellate decision out of Florida’s fourth District Court of Appeal. In State v. Peraza, 226 So. 3d 937 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017) [...]

Supreme Court changes a long standing rule

2017-11-16T11:10:26+00:00Uncategorized|

A general rule has been broken by the U.S. Supreme court this past term.  It ruled that when clear evidence emerges after a jury verdict that there was racial bias during deliberations, the trial judge must make an exception to the usual rule protecting the secrecy of deliberations in order to determine whether the defendant [...]

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