Posts Tagged 'Criminal Defense'

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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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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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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Undercover Cop and 10 Others Indicted in Biker Mob Attack

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cop-arrestedThe U.S. Food and Drug (“FDA”) Administration is now targeting “real killer,” the one we’ve all known by his alias, “trans fat.” Maybe the feds will do a Superseding Indictment and remove this case from New York (“Undercover cop and 10 others indicted in biker mob attack” – NY Daily News) and make for some creative sentencing upon conviction:

Punishment ...

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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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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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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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“Why did my wife call it ‘Domestic Violence’ instead of simple ‘battery’ like it always was? A. “Marriage, by definition, is ‘domestic,’ and it certainly does ‘violence’ to your independence :) * but #domesticviolencelawyer John Castellano gives you the real answer:

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“Seriously, domestic violence is really nothing we ought to be joking about. I’ll apologize if I offended any victims out there, *but it’s equally true that I just got your attention and this too is important, since I’d like to share with ALL of you some very important updates in the domestic violence laws in Florida.” — #Floridacriminaldefenseattorney John Castellano

“The domestic violence ‘statutes’ (fancy word that the Legislature chooses to use instead of using the word, ‘laws’) have changed dramatically ...

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Q. How can they charge me with a felony for just pushing my wife?” A. “Domestic Violence is often filed in Florida today as a felony battery or felony domestic violence, under one condition,” explains Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer John M. Castellano

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“If the same ‘victim’ — in this case your wife, to use your example, has ever complained of being your victim on an earlier occasion, then the State of Florida will often enhance the misdemeanor battery charge and file a new FELONY domestic violence charge, based upon the ‘fact’ that you have committed domestic violence against the same victim more than once.” — Ft. Lauderdale domestic violence lawyer John Castellano

“This is all a throwback to the Nicole Brown Simpson and ...

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