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Happy Holidays from Casey & Torres

We will be operating limited hours during the holidays.  The office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Friday, December 26, 2014.  Limited appointment times will be available today and tomorrow prior to the office's closure.  If you have an emergency, please call our normal business phone number at 222-1742 and leave a [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|General Information|Comments Off on Happy Holidays from Casey & Torres

Can law enforcement search your vehicle after a traffic stop?

The general answer to this question is "no" unless you give them consent to do so, they see (or smell) something illegal in plain view, you have just committed a crime or fled from a crime scene, or they have a warrant for you or your passenger. Sometimes, officers will say "you mind if I [...]

By | August 14th, 2014|General Information|Comments Off on Can law enforcement search your vehicle after a traffic stop?

Another interesting article on why you should not talk to the police

I recently posted a blog about why it is not a good idea to talk to the police when you are a person of interest, i.e., a suspect in a criminal case. Please take a look at a longer article from The Free Thought Project.com for the Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Talk [...]

By | August 4th, 2014|General Information|Comments Off on Another interesting article on why you should not talk to the police

The negative effects of a DUI conviction

After recently working with a client to try to get the 10-day vehicle impoundment requirement dismissed, I was reminded of how difficult a DUI conviction can make someone's life. DUIs truly are the most expensive and generally most detrimental misdemeanor offense one can face. At Casey & Torres, we recognize that and it is why [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on The negative effects of a DUI conviction

Should a person of interest talk to law enforcement?

The quick answer is NO! This question is generally relevant to people when an incident has occurred in the past, and they are later contacted by law enforcement to "get their side of the story." This is police code for "I want you to incriminate yourself to make the case against you stronger" or "I [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|General Information|Comments Off on Should a person of interest talk to law enforcement?

Is it legal to carry a gun in my car?

A question I am asked frequently is, “Is it legal for me to carry a firearm in a car if I don’t have a Concealed Weapons’ Permit”? The simple answer is, “yes”, but with certain conditions. Chapter 790.01 generally prohibits the carrying of a concealed weapon, or firearm, on your person or in your conveyance [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|Gun laws|Comments Off on Is it legal to carry a gun in my car?

Dental Malpractice Defense Attorney and Expert Witnesses

After two recent hearings regarding professional license defense before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, which dealt with alleged violations of Dental Practice Act covered under Section 466.028(1)(x), there were some issues with the use of expert testimony which I found fascinating and worth sharing. The first was the utilization of an out of state [...]

By | September 14th, 2013|Health Care Law, Professional License Defense|Comments Off on Dental Malpractice Defense Attorney and Expert Witnesses

Student crimes and victimization

Welcome back to all the FAMU, FSU, and TCC students as yesterday marked the beginning of the new semester for most students. Not only does this time of year bring on football season and an influx of new people to the area, but it also tends to bring on an increase in the amount of [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|Student life|Comments Off on Student crimes and victimization

10-20-Life case outcome

I am pleased to announce that we recently obtained a 2 year prison sentence plus 5 years of community supervision in an Armed Robbery with a Firearm case in Jefferson County. Our client was originally facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years with no gain time under the 10-20-Life law and the possibility of a [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|Violent felonies|Comments Off on 10-20-Life case outcome

New Website Launch – April 1

We are proud to announce that our new website will soon be found at www.tallahasseedefense.com. In order to get it exactly like we want it, we have had to push back our live date to mid-March. We are looking forward to the new website containing more helpful information and resources for our potential clients and [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|General Information|Comments Off on New Website Launch – April 1