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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:12:11 GMT

Judge rejects plea bargain for lawyers in DUI set-up case
Nowhere in the agreements did Diaco, Adams or Filthaut accept responsibility for the roles the Florida Bar accused them of playing in arranging the DUI arrest of a rival lawyer. Instead, they admitted only that they had "failed to supervise" Melissa Personius, ...

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:15:53 GMT

Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say
Sun Sentinel
The FBI's civil rights division was to meet this week with Fort Lauderdale police officials to discuss "what [the officers'] activity has been since they've been on our department," Adderley, who is black, said on "Facing South Florida" on Sunday morning. "We welcome the FBI to come in." ... "Anytime you have people with authority such as police officers expressing [racist] comments, it's a problem," said Ken Hassett, past president of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Hassett said before the group's ...

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:58:05 GMT

Juvenile justice bill would limit prosecutors' power to charge children as adults
Florida Times-Union
A Times-Union investigation last year revealed concerns by defense attorneys that hundreds of Florida juveniles accepted plea deals in recent years after first being threatened with adult charges. House Bill 783 would allow prosecutors to charge juveniles age ... For teens age 16 and 17, there is a longer list of crimes that includes weapons charges, kidnapping, aggravated stalking, arson, DUI resulting in serious injury or death and certain cases of identity theft. Offenses like burglary, grand theft auto, grand theft and ...

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