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President Trump Deserves the Opportunity to Confront the Witnesses Against Him!

The Confrontation Clause found in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a criminal defendant the right to confront witnesses against them (1).  A few days ago my children, 19 and 23 years old, told me and my wife that the impeachment process was unfair because Trump has not had the opportunity to …

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If You are Asked to Be a Confidential Informant, You NEED an Attorney!

Chances are your favorite news source has recently ran a story about the FBI using a confidential informant to help investigate a case. Many law enforcement agencies use confidential informants, including those here in Clay County, St. Johns County, and Jacksonville. Did you know confidential informants have rights?  Unfortunately, it took the tragic death of …

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Expecting an Expert? First Frye, then Daubert, Now Back to Frye.

Since 2013, the standard for evaluating the admissibility of expert witness testimony in Florida has been in flux.  Prior to 2013, the long-standing standard in Florida was known as the Frye Standard, so named after Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. 1923).  In 2013, the legislature tried to adopt what is known as …

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Canada has Freed the Weed!

This week, recreational marijuana became legal throughout the entire county of Canada. Adults can now buy up to thirty (30) grams a day.  There are also eight states in the U.S. that have legal marijuana for recreational purposes.  Not the case here in Florida however.  While some Floridians do have access to marijuana for medical …

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