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When Child Trafficking Victims Are Charged As Adults

By Jeff Brown |

On November 3rd, the Los Angeles Times highlighted an issue that many are unaware has become problematic today in how we treat juveniles as part of the criminal justice system; specifically, the fact that our system often prosecutes children under the age of 18 who sell themselves for sex as adults, while altogether failing… Read More »

Is Marijuana Now Legal In Florida?

By Jeff Brown |

On November 8th, voters in Florida legalized medical marijuana by approving Amendment 2, meaning that anyone who has a prescription may legally purchase and use marijuana under some circumstances. However, it is important to note that the state of Florida will first need to create some rules concerning how the state will regulate the… Read More »

Florida Inmates Entitled To Resentencing For Crimes Committed As Juveniles

By Jeff Brown |

On October 22nd, the Florida Times-Union published a story on how our criminal justice system makes it so difficult for juvenile offenders, once convicted, to leave prison and start a life for themselves. The U.S. Supreme Court has now deemed it unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to mandatory life without the possibility of parole;… Read More »

New Documentary Highlights Wrongful Conviction Issues in United States

By Jeff Brown |

A new documentary just released—Southwest of Salem: the Story of the San Antonio Four—documents the story of four wrongful convictions during a time of paranoia and homophobia in the United States twenty years ago. The documentary specifically focuses on the use of junk science in convicting these women so many years ago, when they… Read More »

Should You Plead Guilty to Your Charges?

By Jeff Brown |

If you are arrested and have criminal charges issued against you, you may imagine having to go through a dramatic trial like you so often see on television. While trials are appropriate in some cases to fight wrongful charges, most criminal cases are resolved without a trial. This is because a defendant may choose… Read More »

How Do Arrest Warrants Work?

By Jeff Brown |

Many people associate arrests with traffic stops or immediately following the alleged commission of a crime. However, did you know that a police officer may be able to show up at your door unexpectedly and lawfully place you under arrest? Officers can do this when an arrest warrant is issued and is active. If… Read More »

Were You Arrested for DUI?

By Jeff Brown |

Law enforcement officers in and around Boca Raton know that drunk driving tends to increase over holidays. Many people tend to use the long weekend to travel to Florida to hit the beach, visit restaurants and nightclubs, go out on boats, and more. People who already live in the area often have barbecues or… Read More »

Florida Court Issues Ruling on Tech Money Laundering Case

By Jeff Brown |

Florida law sets out a wide variety of white collar crimes that can be committed using the Internet and technology. However, one court in Florida recently ruled that a man should not be prosecuted for the offense of money laundering for transmitting the virtual currency called Bitcoins. A man had allegedly transmitted 1,500 Bitcoins… Read More »

SCOTUS Decision Erodes 4th Amendment Protections

By Jeff Brown |

The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits law enforcement from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. Whether a particular search or seizure was unconstitutional is at the center of many criminal defense cases, as violations of this rule can result in evidence gathered during an unconstitutional search being suppressed at trial. When prosecutors are… Read More »

Criminal Charges against Illegal Immigrants

By Jeff Brown |

A criminal conviction can have many different consequences, from time in jail to costly fines. Even if you are able to avoid jail time and simply get probation, there still may be other collateral consequences that may affect your life in the long-term. Some collateral consequences can include sex offender registration, inability to own… Read More »

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