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Some U.S. Supreme Court Cases Worth Watching This Term

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Roughly forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court routinely considered over a hundred cases a year. The Court’s calendar for 2018-19 contains fewer than half that number of cases. That caseload is fairly typical for the modern era. Furthermore, the docket lacks any groundbreaking cases. Given the Court’s mostly-conservative makeup, there would probably… Read More »

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The Case Against Cesar Sayoc: Three Things We Know Now

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Federal authorities recently arrested 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, of Plantation, Florida, and charged him with mailing a series of explosives to outspoken, left-leaning public figures. At this point, no one knows very much about the alleged pipe bomber or the case against him. However, the case seems to be moving forward rapidly, and prosecutors appear… Read More »

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What To Do About ALR Suspensions

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The state of Florida almost always pursues Administrative License Suspension proceedings against individuals who are arrested for DUI. These suspensions are valid even if the defendant is acquitted of the DUI charge or prosecutors voluntarily dismiss the case due to a lack of evidence. Although these cases are not easy to win, aggressive representation… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Seek Tougher Drug Crimes Sentences

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After it passed unanimously in the House, the Senate is considering a measure that would increase the penalties for some opioid and synthetic marijuana possession and trafficking offenses. Additionally, if HB 477 becomes law, some fentanyl dealers could be charged with murder. Rep. Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton) said that he spent months crafting the bill,… Read More »

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How Do Criminal Records Affect Employment Prospects?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A few years ago, largely at the behest of the federal government, many states passed so-called “ban the box” laws that prohibited potential employers from asking about job applicants’ criminal records. The laws had very good intentions, as jobless ex-convicts are normally more likely to fall back into their old habits and reoffend. However,… Read More »

Getting On With Life After A Criminal Conviction

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On average, people change jobs about twelve times during their careers, which means that most of us fill out lots of job applications. Unfortunately, a criminal conviction makes it difficult, or even close to impossible, to make it past the screening process in many cases, especially with regard to certain military and professional occupations…. Read More »

Avoiding A Checkered Past

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A criminal record often makes it difficult or impossible for a person to find a place to live or practice certain professions; moreover, these individuals often face considerable social prejudice. Fortunately, Florida has a rather broad expunction law that allows many people to either seal their records or have them deleted altogether. Additionally, there… Read More »

What Makes DUI Checkpoints Legal?

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Despite lingering questions about their cost and constitutionality, DUI checkpoints are a permanent weapon in law enforcement’s arsenal. Research indicates that these devices lower alcohol-related car crash fatalities by as much as 20 percent. At the same time, although DUI checkpoints are not universally acclaimed, they do enjoy broad public support. Over 70 percent… Read More »

Offhanded Admission Leads To Arrest

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A Port St. Lucie mother is facing multiple charges after she allegedly took her teenage daughter to a local park for the purpose of physically assaulting a cyber-bully. According to an arrest affidavit, the 52-year-old woman contacted police in late March, complaining that her 15-year-old daughter was receiving unwanted and aggressive text messages from… Read More »

Evidence Collection In Criminal Cases

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It is a common myth that St. Lucie County criminal defendants must “prove” their innocence. If the matter goes to trial, the defendant does not have to “prove” anything. Instead, the prosecutor has the burden of proof to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; as a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for… Read More »

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