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Month: March 2020

Brevard County’s Reluctant to Issue Stay at Home Order for COVID-19

In contrast to many other Central Florida counties, residents of Brevard County have not been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recent reports have surfaced of spring breakers and vacationers on Florida’s Space Coast ignoring federal guidelines to socially distance themselves to avoid the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.  In …

What Can You Do if Police Lie to You While Collecting Evidence?

If you’ve ever been approached by a police detective regarding a criminal investigation, be on your guard and do not trust everything you’re told. It’s been documented that detectives will sometimes lie and use deception to get the evidence they need for an investigation. A recent case that received heavy media coverage showed that Orlando …

What Can You Do If a Friend or Relative gets Arrested by ICE

With the strict enforcement of immigration law in the United States, you might wonder what your world would look like if someone you care about gets arrested and taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s become common to hear news reports about families being torn apart because of ICE agents. In January, …

Are Theme Parks Liable if They Don’t Have Warnings in Spanish?

When a Guatemalan family took a trip to Central Florida in 2016 to have some fun at the local theme parks, the family didn’t expect their 38-year-old father would suffer a fatal heart attack while riding the Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride.  The family would later file a lawsuit against Universal Orlando Resort, claiming the …

Orange County Residents Ordered to Stay Home to Fight the Spread of Coronavirus

The residents of Orange County, Florida are under orders to remain at home starting on Thursday, March 26, to help stop the spread of coronavirus, with limited exceptions for when residents can leave their home. The order by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings applies to the more than 1.3 million residents who live in the …

Common Criminal Defense Cases in Orlando

Following behind Miami and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Orlando is the third-largest metro area in Florida. With a population of more than one million, it’s no surprise that metro Orlando sees its share of crime. Thousands of criminal cases are tried each month in The City Beautiful. According to the most recent Statistical Reference report from the …

How to Make a Good Impression in the Courtroom

Making a good impression in court isn’t the same thing as making a good impression during a job interview or when meeting a landlord about renting an apartment. Criminal charges will have serious lasting impressions on your future, so the stakes are much higher. Going out of your way to demonstrate to the judge and …

What is Discovery in a Criminal Case?

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a speedy and fair trial, an impartial jury, an attorney, the right to know who your accusers are, and the right to know what charges you face and what evidence exists against you. Although everyone is entitled to …

Police Confiscate Thousands of Guns Under Florida’s Red Flag Law

In February 2018, a tragic and deadly shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a 19-year old stole the lives of 17 students and faculty members. After this tragedy, communities across the state made their voices heard demanding reformation of Florida’s gun control laws. That’s when Florida enacted its red …

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