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“Santa’s got your gun?” thoughts from Florida criminal defense lawyer John M. Castellano

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Gun purchases on the ride in Florida

 

“Ho ho ho, Santa’s got your gun?” Florida criminal defense lawyer John Castellano, on how you’re introduced to the shadowy side of the Sunshine State! Welcome to Florida:
http://www.floridatoday.com/viewart/20131217/NEWS01/312170012/Firearm-buying-has-been-brisk-Florida

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John M. Castellano, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer weighs in on “Challenged Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 4-Term Tenure”

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This is how to curb police and prosecutorial abuses: Hit ’em where it hurts, fire a few, cancel their contracts, claw-back overly generous retirement packages, make them think twice about breaking the law”—- Florida criminal defense lawyer John Castellano

 

Read the full article here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/us/arrests-challenge-los-angeles-county-sheriffs-4-term-security.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131215

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Prosecutors Draw Fire for Sentences Called Harsh

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“This is exactly why we need to fire many of our nation’s federal prosecutors and start all over again,” opines federal criminal defense lawyer John Castellano. “All 93 US Attorneys across the nation — the entire Justice Department, should institute a new policy of hiring ONLY former criminal defense lawyers as new federal prosecutors. The reason is simple: Once those former criminal defense lawyers become federal prosecutors, they won’t have to grow a conscience, and common sense says they’ll have ...

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18 police deputies indicted by the feds over abuse probe of L.A. jails”, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Out of control, and perhaps just the tip of a massive iceberg of law enforcement abuses, we’ll soon see,” predicts federal criminal defense lawyer John Castellano, after reviewing the below, linked article detailing the federal indictment: “18 police deputies indicted by the feds over abuse probe of L.A. jails”

Contini, Fort Lauderdale criminal defense and civil rights lawyer, suggests you check out the story:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/09/la-inmate-abuse/3922305/

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Florida Craigslist Killer to Go to Supreme Court- John M. Castellano Criminal Defense Lawyer

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I’m a Florida criminal attorney defending folks for  years, so true crime stories don’t shock me anymore — but this one is sad on a couple of levels. Don’t ever allow yourself to get so sad or lonely, that you agree to meet with a potential “friend” or “date” you find on Craig’s list, not if you’d like to stay alive:

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-12-01/story/death-sentence-craigslist-killer-go-florida-supreme-court

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Florida House Subcommittee stands firm on self-defense- John M. Castellano Criminal Defense Lawyer

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John Castellano, Criminal Defense Lawyer

weighs in on Florida’s Self-defense laws

Flag of Florida criminal Defense Lawyer John Castellano

Florida and its Stand-your-ground-law won’t be changed any time soon, nor with Florida’s Self defense instructions be amended any time soon, predicts this former prosecutor and current, Ft Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer … and for what it’s worth, the “racism” argument that has unfortunately been advanced ...

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Know Your Rights in a DUI Checkpoint- John M. Castellano DUI Defense Lawyer

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Dui Checkpoint, Know  Your Rights

“Be sure to read over our DUI FAQ’s before heading out this weekend for an evening with friends or family. Be prepared if you come across a DUI checkpoint or are pulled over and the officer suspects you of drinking and driving! Know your rights; and of course….Don’t drive drunk!”

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminaldefenselawyer.net/practice-areas/fort-lauderdale-dui-defense-attorney

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Breaking News: Congressman charged for “Cocaine Possession” -Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer John M. Castellano

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Drug felony congressmanThis breaking news story refers to the Congressman as “energetic” in “his freshman year as a lawmaker … ” Of course he was “energetic” … The same news reporters are telling us he just entered a guilty plea to buying cocaine! Might the cocaine have had something to do with the “energetic” Congressman’s reputation for moving fast through the Capitol? Hellooooo 🙂 Also quite interesting — and you don’t have ...

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The sad case of 12 year old Rebecca, emotionally tortured to her death by cyber bullying. — Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer John M. Castellano

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Rebecca Sedwick Bullied to Death The police unfortunately arrested these “exonerated” girls under the wrong statute, “Aggravated Stalking,” which requires earlier “stay away” court orders, “injunctions” and/or “restraining orders.” This windfall of injustice now gets trumpeted as a “victory” and a perverted form of “vindication” for the young thugs who bullied their victim all the way to her death.

This inappropriate statute was mistakenly chosen by the police, insofar as they apparently didn’t ...

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Breaking News: Justice Department Announces $13 Billion Settlement With JPMorgan

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If you and I committed all these acts of mortgage fraud we’d be indicted by the feds, criminally prosecuted and forced to defend against a frightening conviction and federal prison — but if you’re JP Morgan and you pony up $13 billion, you can buy your way out of a criminal indictment.

That’s your US Dept of Justice, and you don’t have to be a Florida criminal defense lawyer or federal criminal attorney like ...

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