Blog Posts in 2017

Florida Judge Rules Stand Your Ground Amendments Unconstitutional

Well - that didn't take long. At the close of our last blog post, which covered the recent procedural amendments to Florida's "Stand Your Ground Law", I stated that challenges to ...
Continue reading "Florida Judge Rules Stand Your Ground Amendments Unconstitutional" »

Florida Places Burden of Proof on the State In Stand Your Ground Immunity Hearings

Florida has become the first state in the union to place the burden of proof on the prosecutor during hearings on "stand your ground" immunity motions. Florida's "stand your ...
Continue reading "Florida Places Burden of Proof on the State In Stand Your Ground Immunity Hearings" »

Thank You

On April 3rd, 2017, The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. had its fourth anniversary. When I look back over the past four years, I am truly humbled by the people who have trusted me to help them and their family ...
Continue reading "Thank You" »

Search & Seizure in Florida: An Overview

As a general principle, American citizens are constitutionally protected against unreasonable searches and seizures by government agents (including local law enforcement officers). If a search is to ...
Continue reading "Search & Seizure in Florida: An Overview" »

Pinellas County Jury Finds Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. Client Not Guilty of Aggravated Battery

On Thursday, February 9th, 2017, a Pinellas County jury found a Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. client not guilty of Aggravated Battery. The case was tried with my good friend Skip Olney, owner of Olney Law, ...
Continue reading "Pinellas County Jury Finds Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. Client Not Guilty of Aggravated Battery" »

Florida Sentencing Guideline Departures: Legitimate, Uncoerced Plea Bargain

In previous posts we have looked at some of the lawful bases upon which the court can impose a sentence that is less than the person's low end guideline score. Florida currently recognizes ...
Continue reading "Florida Sentencing Guideline Departures: Legitimate, Uncoerced Plea Bargain" »