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Why Bill Cosby’s Conviction was Overturned

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Why Was Bill Cosby Set Free? Most of you have probably seen by now that Bill Cosby’s conviction for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand was overturned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Many people are asking why Bill Cosby was set free. The court’s majority opinion alone spans 79 pages, but we’ve pared it…

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How to Start, Draft, and File a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari - Leppard Law

How to Start, Draft, and File a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

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HOW TO BEGIN If you want to appeal, you will have 30 days after the Hearing Officer’s final order is issued to file a certiorari petition. Fla. R. App. P. 9.100(c), 9.190(b)(3). This deadline is jurisdictional and heavily enforced. The deadline applies even if the Department is late in giving you the final order or…

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Criminal Process Chart

Criminal Process Chart (Free Download)

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Here are the various processes involved in a criminal case, including the steps, whether or not to move forward with a motion to suppress, as well as what to expect at your plea hearing and your trial. Want to download a free copy of the official Criminal Process Chart PDF from Leppard Law: Florida DUI…

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Don’t Drive While Intexticated

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Everyone knows that texting and driving is extremely dangerous. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “each day in the United States more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.” If you find yourself the victim of an…

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Best DUI Attorney Orlando

PRESS RELEASE: Joel Leppard Tops List as #1 Best DUI Attorney in Orlando, #2 DUI Lawyer in Florida by National DUI Attorney Consumer Ranking Service

PRESS RELEASE: Joel Leppard Tops List as #1 Best DUI Attorney in Orlando, #2 DUI Lawyer in Florida by National DUI Attorney Consumer Ranking Service 1920 1080 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & DUI Attorneys in Orlando

This month, Orlando DUI attorney Joel Leppard was selected as the #1 Top Best DUI attorney in Orlando by Best-DWI-Attorneys.net, a national DUI attorney ranking service. Best-DWI-Attorneys.net also selected Joel Leppard as the second best DUI attorney in the entire State of Florida in 2016. Joel Leppard is the founder of Leppard Law, a Central…

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Why Civil Rights Are Important

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Foster v. Chatman, a death penalty case where prosecutors excluded every African-American from the jury pool based upon bogus pretexts. The prosecutors even circled the race of the African-American jurors and highlighted the African-Americans as “definite NOs.”  The prosecution excluded one African-American woman because her age was…

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Florida’s Harsh 10-20-Life Law on the Road to Reform

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Florida’s harsh 10-20-Life mandatory minimum sentencing law is on a long road to reform, but small steps are being taken to give judges more authority in certain cases. The 10-20-Life law strictly punishes anyone who is in possession of or actually uses a firearm while committing a crime by imposing a mandatory minimum sentence of…

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Supreme Court Case Could Result in Change in Florida’s Death-Penalty Laws

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Florida, Delaware and Alabama are the only states that do not require a unanimous jury decision when sentencing someone to death.  A U.S. Supreme Court case with a ruling expected in 2016, however, could change Florida’s death penalty procedure. Timothy Hurst, a man currently on Death Row for murder, is appealing his death sentence. Jurors…

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How to Handle Your No Contact Order and Your Domestic Violence Charge

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 When there is a no contact order placed against you, it is an extremely difficult time. Here are some frequently asked questions and helpful answers for you. If you are ever unsure about anything, contact your attorney and ask for his/her advice. There is a no contact order in place against me, what does that…

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Definitions of Commonly Used Terms in Criminal Law

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Acquittal – A release, absolution, or discharge of an obligation or liability. Commonly in criminal law, this can happen when a jury finds a defendant not guilty of a criminal charge. Adjudication – Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree; the judgment given. This term is common used when a judge finds and adjudicates a…

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