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  • Florida Supreme Court - Criminal Headnotes - January 25, 2018
    Florida Supreme Court - Criminal Headnotes - January 25, 2018

    CHARLES LEE V. STATE OF FLORIDA – SENTENCING; NON-HOMICIDE JUVENILE OFFENDER; EIGHTH AMENDMENT; GRAHAM V. FLORIDA Review of the decision in Lee v. State , 130 So. 3d 707 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013), on a claim ...

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  • Florida Third District Court of Appeal - Criminal Headnotes - January 17, 2018
    Florida Third District Court of Appeal - Criminal Headnotes - January 17, 2018

    JUAN AGUILAR V. STATE OF FLORIDA – NONCONSENSUAL BLOOD DRAW; DOUBLE JEOPARDY Direct appeal from conviction and sentencing for DUI manslaughter, DUI causing serious bodily injury (two counts), and DUI ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court - Criminal Headnotes - January 11, 2018
    Florida Supreme Court - Criminal Headnotes - January 11, 2018

    DONTAE R. MORRIS V. STATE OF FLORIDA – CHANGE OF VENUE FOR PRETRIAL PUBLICITY; BOLSTERING TESTIMONY OF STATE'S WITNESS; REMAND FOR PENALTY PHASE POST- HURST WHERE JURY RECOMMENDATION NOT UNANIMOUS ...

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  • What is a Withhold of Adjudication?
    What is a Withhold of Adjudication?

    What is the difference between a Withhold of Adjudication and an Adjudication (Conviction)? Does it matter? Florida allows for both adjudications and withholds of adjudications after a finding of ...

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  • Different Ways to Resolve a Criminal Case
    Different Ways to Resolve a Criminal Case

    The first, and best way after an arrest, is a “no-action,” meaning the State Attorney’s Office has decided to not file formal charges (an “Information”) or seek an indictment in the case and will take ...

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