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  • Hillsborough County State Attorney Creates
    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 and ...

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  • Florida Sentencing Guideline Departures: Youth & Inability to Appreciate Consequences
    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
    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
    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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  • Hillsborough State Attorney Initiates
    Hillsborough State Attorney Initiates "RIDR" Program for 1st Time DUI Offenders

    In February of 2017, the Tampa Bay Times published an article entitled " Will new state attorney give DUI drivers a big break? " The author noted that in courtrooms throughout the state of Florida, ...

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