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In February, the Senate had an opportunity to make texting while driving illegal and a primary offense but the Bill failed. If you have seen this post recently on Facebook, be aware it is not true. In fact, in Florida it is not illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving, although if your…

Georgia has just passed a law that makes it illegal to hold your cell phone while driving. The new law is part of Georgia’s “hands-free” law and was passed in an attempt to limit drivers’ interactions with their mobile devices and keep their focus on the road. There are exceptions such as using the navigation…

“Double Jeopardy” is more than just a question on a gameshow, it is the rule of law that protects citizens from being tried twice for the same crime. However, did you know that a defendant charged for the same crime in State court and Federal court can be tried twice without violating Double Jeopardy rules?…

Grand Jury proceedings are private and those who participate are not allowed to reveal the nature of those proceedings. However, one Florida woman did just that and can now possibly be sent to prison. Leslie Lynn Heburn of Miami sent a copy of the indictment prosecutors planned to use against Rocky Dejesus Molina to Molina’s…

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement will now need a warrant to get cell phone records to monitor people’s past movements. The case came from a series of robberies in Michigan and Ohio where the government obtained cellphone records that revealed the defendant’s location over the period of 127 days to…

The California 4th District Court of Appeals issued a stay on Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The law allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined that they have six months or less to live. The law originally took effect in 2016 but a lawsuit…

FBI Agent who’s gun went off in a bar in Denver during a dance off has turned himself in and is awaiting charges on second degree assault. The gun fell out of Chase Bishop’s waist during a back flip and as he picked it up the gun went off shooting someone in the leg. The…

In the small town of Biscayne Park in Miami the ex-police chief and 2 other officers have been indicted on federal charges for framing a 16-year-old kid for 4 unsolved burglaries. Federal prosecutors say the motivation was to keep a perfect score for the small city’s crime rates. It took 5 years to investigate but…

Federal Judge James Bredar ruled that sending a flashing GIF which caused a seizure can be considered a battery. John Rivello sent the flashing GIF to journalist Kurt Eichenwald along with the message, “You deserve a seizure for your posts.” Rivello argued that because there was no physical contact it could not be a battery…

California Judge Aaron Persky has been removed from the bench after a recall campaign. Persky is the judge who sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to just 6 months in jail for his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Prosecutors had initially argued for 6 years in prison, but Judge Persky…

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