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Shanks: Another Good Case on Sealing Records

SHANKS v. STATE, 82 So.3d 1226 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012) Here is a petition to seal case where, for all the best efforts, a great decision was had yet there was one silly error. Shanks supports the granting of a…

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A Twist in Analyzing Traffic Laws for Stop Motions

State v. Romine, 19 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 349 (4th Jud. Cir., Jan 11 2012): Order granting Motion to Suppress affirmed. The driver was stopped for crossing the “outside lane marker” then return to her lane. There was video evidence…

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Probation Cases:

PERSON, A.K.A. PEARSON, v. STATE, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D634a (Fla. 3d DCA, Mar 14, 2012) Three violations found by trial court were unsupported (unfortunately this guy had five violations but the reasons dismissing three are always helpful). “While Person…

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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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