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The 5 P’s of Criminal Defense: “Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance”

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courtroom-trialAsk your criminal defense lawyer to remember the “5 P’s: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance,” especially since your liberty and life depend on it! As a former prosecutor and now Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer for close to 30 years now, I implore you to urge your criminal defense lawyer to file this defense motion on your behalf too:

 

The Defendant ...

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Your Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer advises: “failing to plan is planning to fail”

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failing-to-planMy 30 years as a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor have confirmed the wisdom of that old saying,

“failing to plan is planning to fail.”

If you’re being prosecuted for crimes in Florida, it’s best that your defense lawyer file all of the latest, most compelling defense motions on your behalf; otherwise, you won’t be provided ANY evidence or material ...

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Recent Findings in Food Poisoning, by Justin Hill

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Food poisoning outbreaks have become common news all across the United States.  Currently, a mystery stomach illness that affected people across more than fifteen states has been identified as a food borne illness tracked back to bagged lettuce.  This is just another major food poisoning outbreak.  Over the past several years food outbreaks have included peanut butter with salmonella, spinach with E. coli, frozen berries tainted with Hepatitis A, and even cantaloupes causing salmonella.  One thing ...

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Derek Medina Admits to Killing his Wife by Posting Photos of the Crime on Facebook

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Derek-MedinaMIAMI – This ‘gentle’man just surrendered to the Miami police department, but only after posting a status update on Facebook telling his ‘friends’ that he had just killed his wife, tired of being physically abused by her, referring to specific acts of violence that he claimed to have suffered at her hands. My prediction:

“His lawyers will advance the ‘battered husband syndrome,’ to mimic ...

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‘Danger Road’ By John Contini- Read Chapter 4 FREE

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danger-roadDanger Road by John Castellano is the true story of ex-Miami cop Gil Fernandez, Jr. who was accused of murdering three men in the Florida Everglades in 1990. Attorney John Castellano, tells his story through the eyes of the man who represented Fernandez in court and throughout his trial.  The story is told from Contini’s point-of-view, exposing the challenges ...

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Q. “How do I beat the piss test, when I have to drop a urine at Probation?” A. “What are you, a moron?”

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“Yes, there are always ways to beat a urine or anything at all, for that matter, but do you think I’m stupid enough to tell you the answer?” — Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer John Castellano

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Trayvon Protests Call for Florida Boycott

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Trayvon-ProtestsWell, it’s sad that it took a tragedy like this to do it, but the upside is, folks are openly talking about race relations — and hopefully getting real about things, and the best news, we get to keep “Reverend” Sharpton and Madonna out of Florida! 🙂 

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Cowboys’ Player Retires following charges of DUI Manslaughter

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DUI arrests are increasing exponentially in this country, and it’s no wonder that the greatest number of Manslaughter cases are those involving deaths due to DUI, otherwise known as DUI Manslaughter. Statistics now show that DUI cannot be associated in greater numbers with ANY particular race or economic status or gender, as this “crime de jour” is simply taking our country by storm — ...

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Protests and Boycotts following Zimmerman Acquittal

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florida-protestsAs a Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, I have been on both sides of this firearm and self defense issue for 30 years now — and I think I have experienced the mindset of the average Floridian enough to make this conclusion: Folks in Florida won’t be intimidated or bullied into capitulation, simply because of the threats and economic ...

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Q.”I just stopped my wife from coming at me, by putting my hands up, and now I need a bondsman?!” A. “If your hands touched her neck area, you’re now looking at the new felony charge called ‘strangulation,’ and your work life is over,” warns John M. Castellano

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“That’s right, the State Attorney’s Office is now charging anyone who puts their hands up around the neck of a ‘victim,’ with that new ugly felony charge of ‘#STRANGULATION,’ which connotes the most heinous of visuals, we know; and if this happens to you and you’re ever charged with this crime — regardless of whether you just grabbed your wife or girlfriend in the neck and shoulder area JUST to get her off of you — or ladies, if you ...

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