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Can You Be Charged With Kidnapping Your Own Children?

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

After a particularly unpleasant divorce, let’s say you find yourself in constant conflict with your former spouse regarding anything and everything related to your parenting plan.  Things continue to deteriorate, until one day you find yourself arrested for kidnapping!  How can this possibly occur, when the case revolves around you and your own flesh-and-blood… Read More »

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Should You Testify In Your Own Defense?

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

With two high profile homicide cases in the news of late, the public has had the opportunity to watch the testimony of two defendants in homicide cases.  Kyle Rittenhouse testified that he believed his life was in danger and so he shot three BLM protesters  in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Likewise, Travis McMichael took the stand… Read More »

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Battery Charges Against Police? Defending The Defenders

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

After fleeing police, a man was trapped in an elevator by a gun-wielding police officer.  The man exited the elevator, laid on the ground, put his hands behind his back, and was cuffed.  Within seconds another dozen or so officers surrounded the cuffed man.  What happened from there allegedly included some aggressive actions against… Read More »

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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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