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Monthly Archives: March 2022

StayAway

Can Police Post Signs On Your Lawn Telling Children To Stay Away?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

A sex crimes conviction can quite literally follow you for life. This is because even after you serve any prison sentence or term of probation, the government can force you to register as a “sex offender,” often for the rest of your life. Some Florida municipalities may even restrict where a registered sex offender… Read More »

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RightWrong

How Does The “Insanity Defense” Work?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In television courtroom dramas, you will often see fictional defense lawyers present an “insanity defense” in an attempt to get their clients off. In reality, the use of the insanity defense is quite limited and restricted. In federal criminal cases, for example, the law states that it is an affirmative defense in a criminal… Read More »

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Appeal4

Will An Appeals Court Re-Weigh The Evidence Against Me?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

When a person has been convicted of a criminal offense in Florida, they have the right to an appeal. The appellate process itself is sometimes misunderstood. An appeal is not a new trial. An appeal may lead to a new trial, but the appellate court itself will not retry a case or re-weigh the… Read More »

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Hearsay

How Does The “Excited Utterance” To The Hearsay Rule Work In A Florida Criminal Trial?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

There are strict rules governing the admission of evidence in a Florida criminal trial. One of the most important rules is the general prohibition against hearsay. The word hearsay refers to out-of-court statements offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. There are exceptions to the hearsay rule. One of the most commonly… Read More »

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