Criminal Defense: State to Produce Witnesses (or Good Address) Prior to Trial

Florida Law Quick Answers

“The law requires that each defendant have sufficient time to prepare a defense, including the opportunity to utilize available procedural discovery rules provided for that purpose. Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.220(a) (1)(i) requires the prosecution to disclose to defense counsel the “names and addresses of all persons known to the prosecutor to have information … Read more

Criminal Defense: Confrontation Clause of Sixth Amendment Under Florida Law

The Sixth Amendment right of confrontation provides that “[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” U.S. Const. amend. VI. The United States Supreme Court has held that a hearsay statement offered against the defendant violates this constitutional right if (1) the … Read more

Quick Answers on Florida Criminal Defense: UNINFORMED HIV INFECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

Florida Law Quick Answers

This article is a Quick Answer Page on Florida Criminal Defense on UNINFORMED HIV INFECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, provided by Andrew Douglas, P.A. What is the charge or crime of UNINFORMED HIV INFECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE in Florida? How does the State Attorney/Government/ Prosecution/Police prove the crime of UNINFORMED HIV INFECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE in Florida? What are … Read more

The Casey Anthony Jury Is Out and They May Find Her Guilty.

It’s the Fourth of July 2011, and the Casey Anthony Jury is out. I have been following this matter only superficially, and asking others their opinions on the case. Here is my quick “two-sense” (sic.) I am not going to tell you what I think the jury should do (Okay, maybe I am… a little), … Read more

DUI Law Summary

DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages, Chemical Substances or Controlled Substances). s. 316.193, F.S. Under Florida law, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the … Read more

DUI- Should you take a breathalyzer test ?

A common question I encounter at social gatherings is whether one should submit to a breath test or refuse? Or, more generally, what do I do if I get pulled over and I have been drinking? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Now I am not writing this article to delve into … Read more