Child Abuse Allegations and COVID- 19

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   The risk of violence in the home has escalated since the stay-at-home order was issued in Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 1, 2020.  Families are essentially confined to their homes, with their usual non-essential activities dramatically curtailed. This action has reportedly caused a wave of domestic violence... Read More

Florida Legislature Passed a Bill Regarding Elder Abuse in 2020 Session

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The AP Law Group can defend your Rights and Your Reputation in Allegations of Elder Abuse     The use of Professional Guardians has become a booming industry in the State of Florida.  A court appointed guardian has the responsibility of making prudent financial, medical, and end-of-life decisions on behalf of... Read More
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DUI’s and the Holidays

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The AP Law Group knows that improper arrests happen and we can examine the evidence with the goal of having the charges dismissed. If convicted, we can advocate for a reduced sentence.  The AP Law Group has extensive experience in criminal defense to challenge DUI arrests. Holiday cheer can sadly... Read More

Federal lawsuit filed against the City of Ocala, criminalizing homelessness

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From the Ocala Post Ocala, Florida – Southern Legal Counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU), and Ocala attorney Andy Pozzuto filed a federal class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ocala on behalf of named plaintiffs Patrick McCardle, Courtney Ramsey, Anthony Cummings, and more than 200 homeless... Read More
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“Power of a Parent” by Tania Alavi, Florida Defender, Winter 2018

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At a very young age I learned about the catastrophic results that occur when life, liberty, and property are taken away by those in power without any formal process. My family was from Iran and when the revolution broke out my great-uncle who was Commander in-Chief of the Islamic Republic... Read More

Kitten-tail snipper found not guilty of animal cruelty

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James Steele Reid, who testified, acknowledged to cutting the kitten tails but did so as he was going to claim them as his own. A jury found a man charged with five counts of animal cruelty last year not guilty on Thursday. At 7:01 p.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office... Read More

Man agrees to plea deal in crash that killed three

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The man believed to have been behind the wheel in a 2012 single-vehicle crash that left three young men dead and a fourth seriously injured after the speeding car struck a tree and split in half has been sentenced to five years of probation. The man believed to have been... Read More

List of Alachua County judicial candidates pared down to 15

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Alachua County Judge Candidates The Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission sent out letters Wednesday notifying half of the 30 applicants that they will be interviewed for the jobs, according to commission chairman Brian S. Kramer. The interviews, which are open to the public, are scheduled for March 22. Immediately after... Read More
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Jury opts for lesser charge

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OCALA - William Wilkus, 55, was acquitted on three capital sexual battery charges on a 5-year-old girl Thursday, but the jury found him guilty of lewd and lascivious conduct. “Obviously, the jury worked really hard for four hours . . . and reached a verdict based on the evidence of... Read More