Blog Posts in February, 2015

Self Defense in Florida

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 By Patrick Michael Megaro
Below is a letter sent from appeals lawyer and partner of Appeals Law Group, Patrick Michael Megaro, Esq. February 5, 2015 To The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal ...
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Fourth Amendment Rights while on Probation

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 By Patrick Megaro
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless searches of probationers are justified by the Fourth Amendment's "special needs" doctrine in the cases of Griffin v. Wisconsin ...
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Successful Self-Defense in Florida

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 By Jennifer Manyen
Self –Defense is an affirmative defense that justifies the use of force against another that normally would be considered criminal. In Florida a defendant may use or threaten to use force in ...
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Retroactivity in Florida - Miller v. Alabama

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 By Jaime Halscott
Miller v. Alabama is a 2012 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision that held that juvenile offenders cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. To sentence ...
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Is The Texas Prosecutor Withholding Evidence In Your Case?

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 By Patrick Megaro
The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct require prosecutors to comply with the Michael Morton Act and the Texas Criminal Code of Procedure article 39.14. The Michael Morton Act was signed ...
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