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VIOLATION OF PROBATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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In Florida, in almost every jurisdiction, a violation of probation allegation could mean weeks in jail before a real hearing to resolve the matter. Many clients and families are often frustrated by the lack of information and inability to get of jail when they call our office. The process can be overwhelming so we… Read More »

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They Say I Failed the DUI Field Sobriety Tests. Am I Automatically Guilty?

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Absolutely not. At best, FSTs are only circumstantial evidence of intoxication. And, circumstantial evidence is subject to interpretation, which is why police officers always say the defendant “failed” the tests. But jurors often interpret the results differently, and their opinion is the only one that counts. Finally, not all field sobriety tests are created… Read More »

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TRUMP THROWS PARDON PARTY FOR WHITE COLLAR DEFENDANTS

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U.S. President Donald Chump came under water-gun fire on Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. Eye brows were further raised when several other high-profile white collar defendants received their golden Willy Wonka tickets too. Senator Susan Collins of… Read More »

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Jail Release Options in Violent Crime Prosecutions

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One of the shortest and most important Constitutional criminal rights provisions is the Eighth Amendment. This section forbids cruel and unusual punishment, a controversial provision which may include capital punishment. More importantly for purposes of this blog, the Eighth Amendment also guarantees reasonable bail in criminal cases. “Reasonable” is a rather subjective term. That’s… Read More »

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SECOND U.S. CITY DECRIMINALIZES MUSHROOMS AND OTHER NATURAL PSYCHOACTIVES

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In a stunning move Oakland, California became the second U.S. city to decriminalize psychoactive mushrooms after a plethora of speakers advocated that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The significant beneficial medical effects of the mysterious compounds in mushrooms and other entheogenic plants are no surprise to members of… Read More »

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Five Types of Fraud in Florida

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In the Sunshine State, “fraud” is essentially theft by deception as opposed to theft by taking property. Some fraudsters use simple deception in face-to-face transactions. Others pretend to be other people or pretend to have things, such as collateral, that they do not have. Fraud is a growing online crime as well. Significantly, fraud… Read More »

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Three New Supreme Court Cases That May Affect Florida Criminal Appeals

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Criminal appeals are not easy to win. Even if there was a clear error before, during, or after the trial, it may not be enough to overturn the conviction. Both U.S. and federal law are quite clear that defendants are entitled to fair trials, but not perfect trials. That being said, the United States… Read More »

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NOTORIOUS R.B.G & U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLD PROHIBITION ON EXCESSIVE FINES BY GOVERNMENT

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The Supreme Court unanimously held on Wednesday that the 8th Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, in addition to the federal government. This is big news for State and Federal forfeiture claims. The opinion was written and delivered from the bench by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her first opinion… Read More »

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Four Possible Grounds For Criminal Appeals In Tampa

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Criminal jury trial outcomes are impossible to predict with any certainty. Anyone who makes such a prognostication is probably either over-promising an outcome or inexperienced in trial work. Completely unpredictable circumstances, like a single holdout juror, can completely change the outcome. Not all these unexpected circumstances are grounds for a criminal appeal. In fact,… Read More »

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GOLF DIGEST INVESTIGATION SETS MAN FREE AFTER 27 YEARS IN PRISON

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Recently, a New York post-conviction case made international headlines and offered a fascinating story of man wrongfully imprisoned for a crime another man committed. The guilty man had already confessed to the crime years earlier. The New York man now set free was using his artistic talent drawing golf courses while incarcerated when good… Read More »

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The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

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Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorneyÕs advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneyÕs need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

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