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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

PoliceChase

When Fleeing Police Means Death

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

When is it a good idea to try to flee from the police?  Statistics tell us that roughly one out of every three fatal police shootings involve individuals who were trying to dodge an arrest.  Surely, an arrest would be a better outcome than a shot in the back or similar fatal maneuver. When… Read More »

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FederalCrime

Veterans & Police Interactions

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

The hardships faced by Americans returning from battle are many.  Veterans have sacrificed everything to protect America, yet, the hurdles they come home to as they try to rebuild their lives can be excruciating. One of those hurdles is a bit of a surprise to some: military veterans are arrested at higher rates than… Read More »

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Euthanasia

Euthanasia: Suicide Or Death With Dignity? Facing The Legal Consequences

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

In the United States, there are only a handful of states that permit someone with a terminal illness to end their own life with the help of a physician or family member.  Florida is not one of them.  In the event a loved one is suffering through their final weeks and months in a… Read More »

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Justice6

Charged With Perjury?

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

If you have been accused of perjury, you are facing significant penalties if convicted.  That’s why now, more than ever, you need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who is willing to go to the mat for you. What is Perjury  When testifying in a court of law, or in any of numerous official… Read More »

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CriminalLaw

Double Jeopardy In Florida

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

When Robert Earl Hayes was found guilty of rape and murder three decades ago, a big part of the case relied on DNA evidence. But back in 1990, the technology around DNA was new, and it was within just a few years that defense attorneys successfully had the conviction overturned based on what they… Read More »

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DefenseLaw

Criminal Defendants: Avoid These 5 Mistakes

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

Any defendant in a criminal matter has a number of rights that, when not taken seriously, can lead to a greater chance of a guilty verdict.  It’s surprising how often defendants hobble their own case by not thinking things through.  You can avoid a lot of consternation if you follow a few simple rules…. Read More »

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CrimLaw15

Understanding Florida Sentencing

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

If you are facing criminal charges, one of your primary concerns likely centers around what your sentence might be if convicted.  In Florida, as in other states, two of the primary sentencing considerations are the offense itself and your past criminal history. There is much more to understand about sentencing than these factors, however…. Read More »

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The Horrendous Facts About Wrongful Convictions

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

Are there innocent people behind bars in this country?  You’d better believe it!  According to The High Court, a legal group given to researching such matters, there are anywhere between 46,000 and 230,000 people—between  two and ten percent of prisoners– serving time in this country who are not guilty of the crimes for which… Read More »

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Justice5

State And Federal Hate Crimes

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

It took less than two years for two separate trials with two separate juries to convict three men of murder and hate crimes in the Ahmaud Arbery case.  The attention the case has drawn has left many questioning what the differences between the trials were, and why the defendants were forced to stand trial… Read More »

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CrimLaw12

Questions About The 21-Foot Rule In Policing

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

Police training throughout the country necessarily includes information and practice involving defensive tactics and use of force.  Recent concerns related to certain concepts to which officers are exposed have come to light–specifically, whether or not the 21-foot rule should be considered an actual rule is of issue. What is the 21-foot Rule?  The goal… Read More »

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