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Evidence Destruction

2017-09-19T14:41:36+00:00 Uncategorized|

The Florida Supreme Court has recently come down with two cases which deal with due process when the state destroys evidence. The first is Patterson v. State found at 199 So. 3d 253 (Fla. 2016). That case involved the arson of a vehicle. The state's expert conducted a forensic analysis of the truck and before [...]

Cell phone pass codes: Give ’em up or go to jail!

2017-06-06T09:30:19+00:00 Uncategorized|

Recently,¬†‚Äčan appellate court in Florida has ruled that if law enforcement obtains a search warrant to be able to look into someone's cell phone for data, a judge may lawfully require the owner of that cell phone to provide his pass code in order to permit access by law enforcement to conduct its search. If [...]

Ethics of the Criminal Defense Lawyer

2017-05-01T12:18:18+00:00 Uncategorized|

A criminal defense lawyer is often asked to give legal advice to someone who inquires about a crime that they are committing. For example, a potential client may tell a lawyer that he is stealing power and asks what he should do. The answer may seem simple but it has a caveat. The public might [...]

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