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Gideon Vouchers Pilot Project – An Idea worth Monitoring

Recently, the New York Times Sunday Review (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/sunday-review/need-blind-justice.html?smid=pl-share) reported on a pilot project being conducted in Comal County, Texas. The project involves providing indigent criminal defendants with vouchers to go out into the legal community and hire lawyers of their … Continue reading

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When an Animated Duck Become a Real Duck

I don’t pretend to be an expert on every aspect of Kelly Mathis’ prosecution but what I know causes me great concern and should send fearful chill down the spine of every lawyer who gives legal advice to business entities, … Continue reading

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Sleeper Spy Cells in Our Own Backyard?

We recognize that the reasonable security of our country requires that certain acts of espionage be done in secret but such acts when done domestically to Americans, must follow the law the strictly and there must oversight and transparency. The … Continue reading

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When Silence is Not Golden

I am now convinced that I live in a weird parallel universe. As every American knows, the United States Constitution secures the right of every person not to incriminate him or herself. Since the famed Miranda vs. Arizona opinion, in … Continue reading

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No more Waivers of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

On December 7, 2012, the Florida Supreme Court issued professional ethics opinion 12-1, joining a growing number of states who have opined that a “criminal defense lawyer has an unwaivable conflict of interest when advising a client about accepting a … Continue reading

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Shameful Washington Circus Leads to Doctors’ Arrests

It is difficult to imagine a greater waste of time by the Attorney General of the United States than Friday’s circus here in Tampa. As a law firm representing one of the accused doctors, we are stunned at what appears … Continue reading

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Another Example of the Trend of Tougher Sentences in White Collar crimes

Today the New York Times reported an 11 year prison sentence for convicted insider trader, Raj Rajaratman, which according to the Times is “the longest prison sentence ever for insider trading.” In handing down the stiff sentence, Judge Richard Howell … Continue reading

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