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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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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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Law Enforcement Officers Need Protections, Too

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

If you are an officer of the law, you encounter countless situations requiring quick thinking and sometimes, dramatic actions.  After serious events, there will be myriad back seat drivers evaluating your thoughts and actions, some more than willing to put you behind bars for the way you handle your job.  If you’ve been railroaded… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Impacted by COVID-19

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

As the nation braces for the tumultuous impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, nursing homes across the country have already felt the blows of disaster  Elderly residents, many of whom have poor health to begin with, have been helpless against this deadly invasion. Worries—and Restrictions– Abound Concerns about loved ones became urgent following the news… Read More »

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Coronavirus Dangers for Inmates

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

As people across the globe face life in the era of Covid-19, let’s not forget that there is a population that is powerless to protect themselves: the millions of people who are incarcerated behind bars across this country.  If you or a loved one is in prison or jail, you have good reason to… Read More »

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Understanding Florida Felony Sentencing Guidelines

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

If you are convicted of a crime in Florida, how is your sentence determined?  We know that two people convicted of the same crime may be given radically different sentences, and understanding the guidelines associated with penalties can help one to make sense of this seeming disparity.  After all, no two crimes are exactly… Read More »

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