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We Must Not Tolerate the Use of Secret Software in Our Criminal Courts

A recent article published in Slate.com by Rebecca Wexler, a fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center, highlights a real problem – the inability to test the efficacy of … Continue reading

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Stop and Think Before Hitting the “LIKE” Button

There are times when companies’ efforts to escape responsibility for their misdeeds borders on the absurd – this is one of those times. As reported in the New York Times yesterday, General Mills appears to be the first food company … Continue reading

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What to Do if You Are Stopped for DUI in Florida

(This article was originally published 3 years ago). When stopped by a police officer for suspicion of DUI the first things you should consider are simple. First, pull over as soon as it is safe; remember to be polite and … Continue reading

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Tools For Your Toolbox: Sample of Motion Used in Miami

Last Wednesday, August 17, 2011 a Miami Judge dismissed 39 drug charges, finding Florida’s drug possession law facially unconstitutional. The ruling follows an earlier ruling by a federal district court judge reaching the same conclusion. Below is a sample motion … Continue reading

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Florida’s Drug Statute Declared Unconstitutional

Yesterday, July 27, 2011, Federal District Court Judge Mary Scriven declared the criminal section of Florida’s Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (893.13) to be unconstitutional on its face. (See Shelton v. Department of Correction, et. al., Case No.: 6:07-cv-839-Orl-35-KRS … Continue reading

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A Touch of Due Process in DUI Administrative Reviews

For years, Florida along with other states, has used an extra-judicial punitive system to punish individuals arrested for DUI (not convicted of DUI but simply arrested). In Florida, when a police officer arrests you for DUI and you submit to … Continue reading

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Don’t Come Sniffin’ Around My Door

Kudos to the Florida Supreme Court for last Thursday’s (4/14/2011) ruling that “a warrantless ‘sniff test’ by a drug detection dog conducted at the front door of a private residence is impermissible under the Fourth Amendment.” In a nutshell, based … Continue reading

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