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Hillsborough County State Attorney Creates "Conviction Review Unit"

In a letter dated March 14th, 1785, Benjamin Franklin noted as follows: "That it is better 100 guilty persons should escape, than one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long ...
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Florida Sentencing Guideline Departures: Youth & Inability to Appreciate Consequences

If you have read our previous posts involving sentencing guideline departures, you likely have a basic understanding as to how the guidelines work. That being said, I will spare you the pang of a ...
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The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. to Open New St. Petersburg, FL Location

As The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. enters its sixth year, the time has come to expand once again. As of August 1st, 2018, we will be located at 400 Carillon Parkway, Suite 130, St. Petersburg, FL. The new ...
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U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant Required for Historical Cell Phone Location Information

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens against the unreasonable search and/or seizure of their homes, vehicles, offices, and even conversations. If a search into a ...
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Florida Sentencing Guideline Departures: Victim as Initiator, Participant or Provoker of Incident

As you are probably aware, either through personal experience or from reading past blog posts on our site, the incarcerative component of a person's sentence, if there is to be one, is determined ...
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St. Petersburg DUI Attorney Donald Kilfin Identified as One of Florida's Top by the NAFDD

St. Petersburg DUI and criminal defense attorney Donald Kilfin is a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation's best private Driving ...
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Attorney Donald J. Kilfin Receives AV Preeminent Rating From Martindale-Hubbell

In August of 2017, St. Petersburg DUI and criminal defense attorney Donald J. Kilfin received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that he has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Mr. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Speedy Trial In Florida: An Overview

Any discussion of Speedy Trial must begin with the United States Constitution, where the right has its foundation. The Sixth Amendment provides that "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused ...
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St. Petersburg DUI Attorney Donald Kilfin Identified as One of Central Florida's Top BY NAFDD

Donald J. Kilfin owns and operates The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. in St. Petersburg, FL. He is a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation's ...
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PSCO Releases Results of Labor Day DUI Wolf Pack Operation

In early September, we published a post advising readers of the DUI Wolf Pack operation that was to take place over the labor day weekend. Wolf pack operations usually occur on most major holidays ...
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Pasco County Jury Finds Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. Client Not Guilty of DUI

On Tuesday, August 23rd, a Pasco County jury deliberated for a little over an hour before returning a not guilty verdict in a DUI case involving a Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. client who was facing ten ...
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DUI Crackdown Kicks Off in Tampa Bay & Throughout Florida

From today until September 5th, the Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will take part in a national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The nationwide ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Constitutionality of Warrantless Breath & Blood Tests

Our January 2016 post examined the issue of whether a law enforcement officer, in Florida, was required to obtain a search warrant as a condition precedent to the administration of a breath test and, ...
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Florida Supreme Court to Consider the Constitutionality of Breath Test Refusal Charges Without a Search Warrant

In Florida, it is a criminal offense to refuse to submit to a blood, breath or urine test if you have refused to submit to such a test on a previous occasion. A prima facie case requires that: (1) the ...
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For the Second Consecutive Year, St. Petersburg DUI Attorney Donald J. Kilfin is a Selected Member of the NAFDD

NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among other factors. Those selected dedicate a significant portion of their ...
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