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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Appealing Criminal Convictions

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Let’s say you’ve had a run-in with the law.  The judge threw the book at you, and you’re looking at serious time behind bars.  Is there any alternative to spending the coming months and years incarcerated?  Does your conviction remove all hope for the immediate future?  Perhaps it’s time to consider working with an… Read More »

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How Reliable Is Facial Recognition Technology?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

It works wonderfully in the movies.  Facial recognition technology (FRT) is the magical tool that identifies bad guys so they can be locked up, saving society from their evil deeds.  With 100 percent accuracy, criminals are recognized and put away.  Unfortunately, real life is not quite so magical, and FRT has a lot of… Read More »

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Can I Have My Criminal Record Expunged?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Your criminal history follows you around causing havoc in your life for a long time.  In addition to having a negative impact on your employment prospects, you could actually lose certain professional licenses. But the impacts don’t end there.  For example, the court may consider your criminal record when making decisions related to child… Read More »

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Criminal Cases Before A Florida Grand Jury

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you have been notified that you are under investigation by a Florida grand jury, it is important to secure aggressive and experienced legal assistance immediately.  Though most criminal cases require a pretrial hearing and jury or bench trial, things get a little more knotty when a case is high profile or exceptionally serious. … Read More »

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How Reliable Is Eyewitness Testimony?

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Nothing is more frightening than the prospect of facing criminal charges—except perhaps the idea of having one or more individuals lined up as eyewitnesses to testify against you.  Juries clearly put a lot of weight on such testimony, and if you’ve been ID’d, you may feel like your case is over before it’s even… Read More »

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Criminal Penalties For Dognapping

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Dognapping made the national news when reports of Lady Gaga’s dogs being stolen at gunpoint flooded the airways in February 2021. Koji and Gustav, the pair of bulldogs taken, ultimately were returned without benefit of the $500,000 reward money, and the dogwalker who was shot at the scene was expected to fully recover.  The… Read More »

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The Power & Shortcomings of Forensics in Court

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

They call it the CSI Effect:  the weight modern jurors place on forensic evidence provided by experts who convince them of the accuracy of their science.  Today’s many tv crime drama shows have led many of us to believe that a laboratory can determine the guilt or innocence of any given individual.  If you’ve… Read More »

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Battery Charges

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Bad behavior can lead to criminal charges, even for the rich and famous.  That’s what celebrity Nick Carter discovered after becoming involved in a bar fight in Monroe County in August 2020.  It seems the singer and his friend showed up drunk to the Key West bar.  They were refused service and were asked… Read More »

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Vandalism Charges can be Serious

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Ponce de Leon has been vandalized.  His statue, that is.  Red paint and graffiti adorned the figure in Melbourne Beach, and it is one of multiple statues that has been targeted recently. Protests against the glorification of historical figures who allegedly had inhumanity woven into their character have taken a hard turn toward defacing… Read More »

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Defending Against Car Theft Charges

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you’ve been charged with auto theft in the state of Florida, you are facing some pretty stiff penalties.  An attorney who is experienced in these kinds of cases can ensure that you get the best defense possible.  Without a vigorous defense, you will be at the mercy of a prosecutor who has no… Read More »

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