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State V. Adkins, Perry’s Dissent

Luke Jarrod Adkins had the misfortune of being charged with the horrific offense of possessing a controlled substance. To the average person “possessing” something would conclude you had knowledge of what it was that you possessed, especially if possessing it…

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Return to Confusion: With or Without Knowledge – Updated 08/13/12.

The Supreme Court of Florida has tried to clarify what the State need to do to prove a DWLS case when it does not have the presumption of knowledge that is found in the statute. ANDERSON v. STATE, 37 Fla….

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Coronas, Crawford, and Discovery Depositions

Corona v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly S247 (Fla. Jun 9, 2011): Review Granted, Reversed for new trial – State used out-of-court statements (lots) to convict this guy of a very serious crime.  After being PCA’d by the 5th DCA…

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Kentucky and the King: an exigent step to a bright-line rule

Kentucky v. King, 22 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S979 (May 16, 2011): Writ of Certiorari, Granted – It must be noted that all but one Justice (Ginsberg) joined in this opinion.  The police investigating suspected drug dealing set up a…

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