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DUI Arrests During the Holiday Season

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 The holidays are quickly approaching, with all the celebrations and expectations of the season's festivities. While it is a joyful time, it is also the start of a dramatic spike in motor vehicle accidents and fatalities due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The National Highway Traffic... Read More
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Cybercrimes: Defending Against Internet and Computer Crime Allegations

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   Cybercrimes, also known as computer crimes, are on the rise in Florida. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida ranked second in the nation for the number of computer crimes committed in 2020. Computer-related fraud was up nearly 70% from 2019 to 2020. In March 2022, FBI Director... Read More
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Drug-Sniffing Dogs: Search Warrant on a Leash?

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Drug detection dogs are deployed in a wide range of law enforcement operations. They are often present at schools, airports, security checkpoints, traffic stops, stadiums, theme parks, festivals, and other venues. In Florida, dogs help to apprehend suspects through tracking and searching, evidence location, drug detection, and search and seizure... Read More
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Faulty Forensic Evidence: Exonerating the Innocent

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In recent years, forensic evidence has come under increased scrutiny. Jurors generally accept forensic evidence in a criminal trial as foolproof. However, it can be inaccurate and lead to wrongful convictions and devastating consequences. Innocent defendants are wrongfully incarcerated or executed, while the guilty are free in the community to... Read More
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Crimes on Campus: Protecting Your College Student’s Future

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Sending young adults off to college is a source of great pride and a feeling of accomplishment for parents as their children take their final steps toward adulthood. Unfortunately, when college students are arrested or convicted of a crime, it can change the trajectory of their lives. There has been... Read More
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Attorney Andrew Pozzuto Upholds the Constitutional Rights of the Homeless

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We are proud and honored to announce that Attorney Andrew Pozzuto has been nominated as a finalist for the 2022 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Public Justice, a legal advocacy organization, presents this prestigious award annually to a trial lawyer who has made the most outstanding contribution for the good of the... Read More
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Second Chances for Juveniles: Expungement Legislation Signed into Law

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   The new law for juvenile expungement is a momentous victory for youths in Florida. Youth offenders have an opportunity to have their criminal records destroyed, giving them a second chance at a bright and prosperous future. A representative from Winter Springs, Florida, David Smith, sponsored the HB 195 legislative... Read More
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Will Florida Pass Constitutional Carry?

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   Gun laws across our nation are a hot topic for debate. States vary in their restrictions on carrying firearms. Federal laws ban carrying guns in specific locations, even with permits, such as government buildings and courthouses, post offices, military bases, polling places, federally controlled properties, and airport terminals.  ... Read More
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Stricter Penalties Proposed for Retail Theft Crimes

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   There has been a nationwide trend of smash and grab retail thefts, presenting risks to retailers, employees, and customers. In a 2021 Retail Security Survey, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that 69% of store owners were victims of increased organized retail crime with violence over the past year.... Read More

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