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2011

Blog Posts in 2011

  • Is Casey Anthony not guilty?

    Ms. Anthony has been given another chance. A chance that many accused didn't get. In fact, many states in our great country put moratoriums on death penalty cases after realizing that defendants accused of heinous crimes were actually innocent of the crime. Years later, DNA tests proved that they did not commit the crime. She should rejoice that she has been given this opportunity to continue ...
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  • How much should I spend for a lawyer?

    If you are shopping for a lawyer the first thing you will notice is the large discrepancy in prices. Some lawyers want an exorbitant amount of money for nothing and some will work for nothing. This is why it is so crucial to visit with a few attorneys before making your decision. Some things you may want to consider before signing that contract. First, make sure your agreement is in writing for ...
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  • Don't become a statistic with a DUI.

    The fourth of July is coming and you will surely be invited to plenty of parties with alcohol. Remember that a DUI isn't because you were completely inebriated, but impaired. Most people don't really understand that DUI is simply that your normal faculties are impaired to operate a motor vehicle. Impaired is a much lower standard than falling down drunk or even feeling really happy after a night ...
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  • Casey Anthony has been found competent to continue trial?

    Why is Casey Anthony being evaluated for competency issues at this late stage of trial? Usually, competency comes up early on in a case when defense counsel has had an opportunity to speak with the accused and realizes that the accused may not understand all that is happening. However, there must be a good faith basis from defense counsel to request that an evaluation be performed on his/her ...
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  • THE ACCIDENT REPORTING PRIVILEGE; IS IT REALLY A PRIVILEGE?

    In the State of Florida if you are in a car accident you must stay on scene and you must accurately and truthfully report everything that happened. However, any statements made to law enforcement during the accident report is excluded from a criminal investigation. The reason for this law/ privilege is to encourage witnesses to cooperate with law enforcement in automobile accident investigations. ...
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  • CASEY ANTHONY MURDER TRIAL; WHO IS JOSE BAEZ

    Most of us only know of him because of the ongoing Casey Anthony murder trial. But who is this lawyer who seems to fumble around the courtroom at times and other times cross examine witnesses with flare and legal prowess? Mr. Baez accepted Ms. Anthony's case pro-bono and has dedicated all of his time and effort in saving her life. If convicted she is facing the death penalty. A case of this ...
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  • Did Casey Anthony murder her daughter?

    The question has been litigated now for over three years. We are now in trial and almost four weeks later the case has not gone to the jury to decide Casey Anthony's fate. Such a high profile case and yet the "who done it" appeal is still there and both sides (prosecution and defense) at the end of the day are doing a fine job presenting their side of the case. This case is especially difficult ...
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  • DUI REFUSAL AND THE CONSEQUENCES

    A DUI arrest can ruin someone's life. It makes sense to consult with an experienced DUI defense lawyer to determine what the best course of action is in your specific case. Every DUI case is different and may have some case specific defenses and mitigation evidence. One of the harshest penalties in DUI law lately is the eighteen month hard suspension of your driver's license when you have refused ...
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  • EL ABOGADO HABLA ESPANOL

    Arrestado por un delito? Es muy importante entender sus derechos como un acusado. Que mejor manera de entender que con un abogado que le pueda explicar su caso y derechos en su propio idioma. No acepte que la secretaria sabe un poco de espanol para represetar tus mejores intereses. Demande un abogado que pueda hablar espanol y que te pueda explicar su caso en detalle y con paciencia. Un abogado ...
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  • Tengo un ICE hold. Que se puede hacer?

    Pare el indocumentado el estado de la Florida ultimamente esta muy dificil. Especialmente, si esta arrestado. Es muy importante hablar con un abogado inmediatamente pare evaluar su caso y estudiar si hay una manera de que puedas salir. Si el ICE hold es valido y no puede peliar para que salgas de la carzel entionces es muy impotantes tratar de serrar su caso lo mas pronto posible para que puedas ...
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  • HOW TO SELECT A LAWYER

    Without exception you should consult with a lawyer after being arrested. However, who to consult with is a more difficult question to answer. Your friend or family member might have a lawyer of their own, but you've also received fifty letters in the mail, and you see so many billboards around town. Who should I pick? There are five simple points you should use when picking your lawyer. The first ...
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  • Click it or Ticket Campaign

    Lee County will be participating in the nationwide law enforcement initiative called "click it or ticket ." The initiative provides heightened enforcement of the seatbelt laws and also designed to educate motorists of the dangers of driving without a seat belt. The campaign starts locally May 23, 2011 and will continue on through memorial weekend until June 3, 2011. Mandatory safety belt laws have ...
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  • DUI CHECKPOINTS IN FORT MYERS

    The Fort Myers Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints this weekend May 20-22. The location as always is undisclosed, but it will be within the city limits of Fort Myers.The city limits of Fort Myers is depicted in the map below. The beige or yellow area is the city limits of Fort Myers. Anywhere in that area, Fort Myers Police will be setting up a checkpoint. If you've had a couple ...
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  • DUI DISMISSAL

    On February 7, 2011 prosecutors in Collier County dismissed our clients DUI case. Approximately four months ago our client was driving home late at night. He was on his cellular phone and lost control of his vehicle. He ended up crashing his vehicle. The car rolled over a few times. Client was not injured, but he was definitely dazed. Law enforcement came on scene and began asking him questions ...
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  • Should I have refused the breath test?

    In the State of Florida you are allowed to refuse a breath test during a DUI investigation. However, your refusal can be used against you in a court of law as a potential indicator of consciousness of guilt. What this means is basically the prosecuting attorney can argue that you refused the breath test because you were impaired. Even if that's not the case the prosecutor is allowed to make those ...
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