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Florida Bar Ethics Opinion Regarding Plea Waivers

As a member of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee, we recently approved Opinion 12-1 which was recommended by the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics and ultimately adopted by the Florida Bar Board of Governors. In short, the Committee held that adding a condition to plea bargains prohibiting a defendant from later raising a […]

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Top Five Misunderstandings about the Criminal Justice System

Top Five Misunderstandings about the Criminal Justice System.  I love law shows on TV, but only for the entertainment value–not because I am looking for tips on how to practice law.  In fact, my friends refuse to watch law shows with me because I can’t resist calling them out whenever they do something that would […]

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Can the Police Force You to Reveal Your Computer Password?

Do you have to turn over your password to law enforcement?  More importantly, can you be punished by the government for failing to disclose an encryption passphrase?  The United States District Court for the District of Colorado is considering this question in the prosecution of a Colorado woman, Ramona Fricosu. One question in this debate […]

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