Yearly Archives: 2015

Miami-Dade‘s new children’s courthouse called ‘place of hope’ | Miami Herald

Hundreds of civic leaders and the biggest names in the legal community gathered on Friday to celebrate the opening of Miami-Dade’s Children’s Courthouse — a gleaming modern building featuring 18 courtrooms and bear sculptures in the lobby to greet visitors. After more than a decade of planning, the courthouse replaces the tiny, aging and universally disdained juvenile courthouse about five Continue Reading...

Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring 24-Hour Wait For Abortions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 24 (Reuters) – The Florida Senate approved a bill on Friday mandating a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats opposed. The bill is now headed to Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is expected to sign it into law. Senator Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican who sponsored the Continue Reading...

‘Justice For Freddie’: Hundreds Protest Death Of Man After Arrest By Baltimore Police

‘Justice For Freddie’: Hundreds Protest Death Of Man After Arrest By Baltimore Police WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Baltimore on Tuesday to protest the death of a 27-year-old black man who died after being arrested by local police. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into the case of Freddie Gray, who was arrested on April Continue Reading...

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA saysA self-represented capital murder defendant who removed exhibits from court records should be treated like any other attorney, a Texas prosecutor said at a Tuesday day hearing.“Hold him in contempt,” Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham urged Judge Jack Skeen, Jr. “Even if he never Continue Reading...

Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Ex-Educators Sentenced to Prison

Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Ex-Educators Sentenced to Prison Calling the case “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town,” a judge sentenced eight former Atlanta public school educators to prison terms Tuesday following their convictions earlier this month of participating in a broad conspiracy to cheat on student standardized tests. Reports WSJ: Three former high-ranking administrators were given 20-year sentences with Continue Reading...

8 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Parents To Know

8 Things Kids of Divorce Want Parents to Know Parents going through divorce are constantly on the lookout for expert advice on how to raise healthy, resilient kids. But hey, the kids themselves just might have the best answers. Below, eight writers share what it was like growing up with divorced parents and the one piece of advice they want Continue Reading...

Understanding How Assets Get Divided In Divorce

 Understanding How Assets Get Divided In Divorce Dividing the family’s property during divorce can be quite difficult, especially if there are significant assets such as houses, rental property, retirement and pension plans, stock options, restricted stock, deferred compensation, brokerage accounts, closely-held businesses, professional practices and licenses, etc. Deciding who should get what can be quite a challenge, even under the Continue Reading...

Video shows Ariz. officer ramming suspect with car

Video shows Ariz. officer ramming suspect with carAn Arizona police chief is defending an officer who was recorded driving a cruiser diagonally across a street and slamming into an armed suspect walking along a sidewalk.Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema released dashcam videos of the violent Feb. 19 crash this week.Officer Michael Rapiejko crashed his car into Latino suspect Mario Valencia, Continue Reading...

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murderFALL RIVER, Mass. – A jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in the first degree for the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, ending forever his life of NFL fame and fortune.A Bristol County jury of seven women and five men deliberated for 36 hours over seven days before reaching a unanimous verdict Continue Reading...

Florida’s Drug Paraphernalia Law

Hundreds of individuals charged with the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia every year. Most of these individuals have been college students or otherwise law abiding citizens. Many are stunned to learn that the maximum penalty for mere possession of drug paraphernalia in the State of Florida is one year in jail and a $1000 dollar fine, a first degree Continue Reading...
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