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IMPORTANT LINKS REGARDING COVID-19

As a service to our clients, Longwell Lawyers has assembled the following list of links that contain updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis, specifically as to the judicial system: Florida Supreme Court: 3/13/20 FL Supreme Court update (Jury Trials) 3/17/20 FL Supreme Court update (Essential/Critical Proceedings) 3/18/20 FL Supreme Court update (Oaths) 3/18/20 FL Supreme Court …

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DOES THE “GOOD GUY WITH A GUN” THEORY MAKE IT HARDER FOR COPS TO SEARCH SUSPECTS?

The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee has advanced a bill (SB 621) that would allow school-designated individuals, who undergo 40 hours of FDLE gun training, to carry a gun with them while they are on school campuses. This proposed law is part of a greater national push to allow more and more firearms in public places. While …

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN THE POLICE STOP YOU

If stopped or confronted by the police, you are at a considerable disadvantage. First, you are facing a law enforcement professional who probably knows the laws far better than you do. They are professionally trained to use the law to their advantage and to your disadvantage in every way. Second, they have all the power – …

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MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER ORLANDO WALK EVENT

In 2011, we at Longwell Lawyers tragically lost our beloved Business Manager, Madeline Hernandez, to breast cancer. We all have too many close family members and friends who have battled cancer. Thankfully, there have been many advances in the fight against breast cancer, and we are grateful for our loved ones who are survivors. Longwell …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

“Prosecutorial Discretion” is the general concept that prosecutors are empowered with the ability to choose what to prosecute and/or what punishments to pursue. Basically, while some acts might technically constitute a crime, these acts don’t always warrant punishment or prosecution… especially when mitigating circumstances are taken into account. We at Longwell Lawyers regularly use this …

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DID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JUST PASS A BILL THAT COMPLETELY IGNORES THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT?

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter, the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of …

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