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  • Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 26, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 26, 2017

    ROBERTO SUAREZ LOPEZ V. STATE OF FLORIDA – DETENTION OF PASSENGER AT TRAFFIC STOP – MOTION TO SUPPRESS Direct appeal from conviction of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, tampering with ...

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  •  Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 19, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 19, 2017

    LUIS ORLANDO PIZZARO-ORTIZ V. STATE OF FLORIDA – VACATING SENTENCES IMPOSED WHEN DEFENDANT WAS A MINOR Appeal from denial of motion to vacate concurrent life sentences for first-degree murder and ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – July 13, 2017
    Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – July 13, 2017

    KEVIN G. JEFFRIES, JR. V. STATE OF FLORIDA – SUFFICIENCY OF EVIDENCE – DISPARATE SENTENCING – PROPORTIONALITY – REMAND FOR PENALTY PHASE POST- HURST WHERE JURY RECOMMENDATION NOT UNANIMOUS Direct ...

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  • Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 12, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – July 12, 2017

    ANDRAS JANOS VASS V. STATE OF FLORIDA – SUFFICIENCY OF EVIDENCE; INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL; VERDICT FORM NOT DEFECTIVE FOR FAILING TO REQUIRE JURY TO SPECIFY WHICH INCIDENTS COMPRISED PATTERN ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – July 6, 2017
    Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – July 6, 2017

    ROBERT EARL PETERSON V. STATE OF FLORIDA – POST-CONVICTION RELIEF, HABEAS CORPUS – MOTION TO DISQUALIFY – INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL – REMAND FOR PENALTY PHASE POST- HURST WHERE JURY ...

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  • Florida Judge Says Burden Shift In “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional
    Florida Judge Says Burden Shift In “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

    A Miami-Dade trial judge has ruled the legislature overstepped its authority in amending Florida’s “stand your ground” statute to make it easier for a defendant to establish immunity from prosecution ...

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