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Voyeurism: What is it, and What are the Legal Penalties?

By Salazar & Kelly |

Voyeurism has become a significant issue these days, potentially because modern technology enables the illegal activity. Peeping Toms are no longer just lurking in bushes and behind fence posts; nowadays hidden cameras might be concealed in all sorts of places that one would never expect. If you have been charged with the crime of… Read More »


It’s a DUI, Even if you’re Driving a Lawn Mower!

By Salazar & Kelly |

When Haines City police officers heard a loud commotion outside of a local business, they hurried outside to see what was going on.  There they discovered that Gary Wayne Anderson had inadvertently struck their police cruiser while riding his lawnmower.  That’s right:  the 68-year old had been on his riding lawn mower, towing a… Read More »


Understanding Your Miranda Rights

By Salazar & Kelly |

If you’ve been arrested, you need to know that it is your right—and the smart thing to do—to keep mum, quiet, or shush (that means shut your mouth) until you have an attorney by your side. In fact, if law enforcement intends to interrogate you, whether or not they intend to arrest you—you must… Read More »


Can DNA Evidence be Trusted?

By Salazar & Kelly |

When a defendant’s guilt or innocence is in the balance, it is often DNA evidence that clinches a final verdict.  But the fact of the matter is, juries can be fooled by what is presented as irrefutable evidence.  An experienced criminal attorney knows how to challenge such evidence when it, in isolation, might otherwise… Read More »


Obstruction of Justice

By Salazar & Kelly |

If you have been charged with obstructing justice, you are facing some serious charges.  In addition to the penalties associated with any underlying charges, significant consequences may be in store for charges of obstruction.  An experienced criminal attorney can guide you through your defense of these charges. What Constitutes Obstruction  Any act that corruptly… Read More »


Problems with Evidence and the Chain of Custody?

By Salazar & Kelly |

Let’s say you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime.  The prosecutor feels pretty confident about a conviction, based on forensic evidence.  Is there a possibility that the evidence may be tainted?  A proper examination of the chain of custody could be worth investigating. It is but one way cases can turn upside down… Read More »


Florida’s Pretrial Release Option

By Salazar & Kelly |

If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, there are several ways things could go from here.  You could be held in jail as you await your trial; you could be released on your own recognizance; you could post bail or bond to secure your release; or  you could participate in a… Read More »


Challenging Eyewitness Testimony in Court

By Salazar & Kelly |

Have you been placed at the scene of a crime by eyewitness testimony?  If so, it can be extremely frustrating to have a complete stranger make an accusation that is completely untrue!  What could possibly motivate someone to lie about your presence at the scene?  The truth is, although eyewitnesses may be sincere in… Read More »


Florida Hate Crimes Defense

By Salazar & Kelly |

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, the charges could be reclassified to a more serious degree, with resulting heftier penalties, if it is determined that prejudice factored in the commission of the crime (775.085). Clearly, with so much on the line, securing aggressive, experienced criminal legal counsel is essential… Read More »


Should a Defendant Testify at Trial?

By Salazar & Kelly |

Many defendants feel strongly that once they get the opportunity to testify, the jury will see the case through their eyes and will acquit them of any criminal charges. The fact of the matter is, though, that determining whether or not a defendant should take the stand is a something that needs to be… Read More »

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