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December 12, 2018

The Police Are Demanding My Phone’s Password, What Should I Do?

Hello again! I hope that you found my last post instructive, interesting, and thought-provoking. I have a good feeling that you will find this one to be especially so. As always, this post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you or someone you love are being investigated by law enforcement or you have been […]
August 1, 2017

Violent Felony Offenders of Special Concern – Whittaker v. State

The Law Office of Matthew Glassman is back again with another installment of our weekly caselaw update.  This week brings us a Fourth District case (pdf): Whittaker v. State, 4D16-1036, which gives a great analysis of the proper procedure that trial courts should use when handling a violation of probation for someone who might be considered a Violent Felony Offender […]
March 17, 2016

Judge Destry Sentencing Revisited: Tough on Crime vs. Wrong on Crime, Dinkines v. State, 122 So.3d 477

By now most people have heard about the Herbert Smith Case. At the very least you may have seen a thing or two (or ten) written about Judge Destry. If you haven’t, here are a few articles to get you up to speed (here, here, here and here).  The media has jumped all over Judge Destry for several questionable decisions […]
March 3, 2016

Promises of Leniency – Case of the Week #1

Rodney Squire v. State of Florida, 4D12-3320 Released 2/24/2016 Hi all, welcome back to my blog.  Hope you enjoyed the last post on Judge Singhal’s recent mistrial ruling.  I got some nice positive feedback and I’m ready to get back on the horse and write another post.   Today’s post is (hopefully) going to be a once-a-week affair: the “case […]