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If you think the government should obtain a warrant to access personal electronic information such as e-mails and stored documents, you need to call your Representative as soon as possibleand tell him or her to co-sponsor the E-mail Privacy Act (HR 1852).
Last month Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee R-UT) along with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S. 1410 which would, if poassed, retroactively reduce some federal mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.
A 2009 and 20011 guidance memo to federal prosecutors with regard to marijuana enforcement has been updated to account for states that have legalized marijuana.
A call regarding a home invasion in the Hill ‘n Dale subdivision of Brooksville resulted in drug charges against three.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments must show how money or easements for land development permits are related to the damages that they might cause.
The Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud alleges the owner of a staffing agency misled consumers into believing that his company was licensed and could perform workers’ comp services for client companies.
A six-person panel will review the DUI cases of Sgt. Ray Fernandez and Officer Tim McGinnis after they were involved in the arrest of attorney C. Philip Campbell on a DUI charge which prosecutors concluded was a setup.
A 21-year-old Tennessee man released a video on YouTube that has gone viral (and has since been made private) showing him trying to navigate a DUI checkpoint.
Third Amendment violations are fortunately ones you don’t see every day. The lesser known of the first three amendments prohibits quartering soldiers in a private home. A Las Vegas family filed a lawsuit based on a July 2011 domestic violence call,
Brian Tannebaum, a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, on some of the comments seen surrounding the George Zimmerman trial. Law is a complex subject with intricacies that vary by region.
In a case that defines why you should never talk to the police without council, Salinas, the petitioner was questioned when not in custody or Mirandized. After answering some of the officer’s questions about a murder . . .
Today the Supreme Court ruled on Alleyne v. United States. In the case, Alleyne was charged with using or carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, which carries a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence.
Sennett Devermont is a SDSU grad who is known as “MrCheckpoint” for using Twitter to alert drivers to DUI checkpoints throughout Southern California. Using the social media tools of Twitter, Facebook, SMS messaging, and his own website
Channel 12 News in Jacksonville Florida reports that hundreds of DUI cases may need to be reexamined after an internal investigation into Laura Barfied, an expert witness.
The National Transportation Safety Board has asked several states, including Florida, to reduce the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05 in an effort to cut drunk driving, they claim, by half.
A 52-year-old from Michigan was arrested after blowing a .034 and .036, which are levels well under the legal limit of .08. The arresting officer was FHP Trooper Melvin J. Arthur who has handed out far more citations to women than men.
The Senate approved a bill to help law enforcement bring charges against those found with ledgers and medical records with other people’s names, birth records, and Social Security numbers.
Tallahassee is considering a bill that would allow some first-time DUI offenders to choose to have interlock devices installed on their car for a year rather than having their license revoked.
On Friday the Oklahoma Attorney General announced charges for two counts of Medicare fraud were filed against Fast Care Medical Clinic for allegedly filing nearly one thousand duplicate claims for payment in 2011.
An article on Lawyers.com looks at foreclosure fraud in Florida. Florida is known as the nation’s capital in foreclosure fraud. The state was among the hardest hit by the collapse of the housing bubble . . .
After speeding and crossing the center line, Missouri police stopped Tyler McNeely. After declining a breath test he was arrested and transported to a hospital where he refused to a blood test.
The Florida Supreme Court has come back with a decision in favor the defendent in Florida v. Joelis Jardines. In this case the police took a drug sniffing dog on the property of a homeowner suspected of growing marijuana.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech giving credit to defenders on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.
Income tax refund thefts are on the rise along with identity theft that it often starts with. In Miami recently, two police officers have been arrested for corruption and fraud . . .
An appellate rule requires “extraordinary” circumstances to sentence outside of guidelines range. While the 11th Circuit has never found reason to deny an upward variance sentence, they have on occasion