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Fellow Officer Rule – Not a Rule of Evidence

I’m way behind, I know.  We just moved our office and just getting settled and, thank God, we have been busy.  I wanted to highlight the case below because it addresses the fellow officer rule and the establishment of probable…

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November 2011 Updates. Part II

  Happy Thanksgiving 2011! STATE v. HEFFRON, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1088a (6th Jud. Cir., Aug 10, 2011) – THIS MATTER is before the Court on Appellant, State of Florida’s appeal from an order of the Pinellas County Court…

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November 2011 Updates. Part I

STACHURA  v. STATE, DHSMV, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1073a (15th Jud. Cir., Aug 25, 2011) – Defendant seeks review of the suspension of his driver’s license based upon his refusal to submit to a breath test. Defendant argues that…

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Vacation is Over, Back to the Grind – Sept 2011 Updates (Part I)

The September Updates will be presented in several parts. Pfleger v. DHSMV, 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 706 (6th Jud. Cir., May 20, 2011):  Writ of Certiorari Granted – This is another writ granted (by a different circuit) citing the…

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