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Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013

Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013 | Current Events in Law | Scoop.it
Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, the lowest number since the state began compiling the statistics.
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In 2013, ‪#‎CrimeRate‬ in ‪#‎Florida‬ dropped by 4.7 percent!

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Survivors of domestic violence share stories, celebrate triumph at SafeSpace Every Woman is My Sister event

Survivors of domestic violence share stories, celebrate triumph at SafeSpace Every Woman is My Sister event | Current Events in Law | Scoop.it
Nearly 200 supporters of SafeSpace attended the annual Every Woman is My Sister event at Willoughby Golf Club on March 22 to share heartfelt stories and celebrate survivors of domestic violence who have triumphed in creating safer lives for themselves and their children.
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”In Florida, domestic violence continues to be one of the most critical issues impacting our families and our children. We live in the greatest country on Earth, and we must demand peace in each and every home.”

Before there can be change, there needs to be awareness.

Click the link to read more about SafeSpace, and how they are making a difference in ‪#‎Florida‬:

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Q. “Can I be deported even if I’m in this country legally, just because I’m arrested and not convicted for a small amount of marijuana, a misdemeanor simple possession, not even a felony?” A. “Yes,...

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John Contini, Criminal Defense Lawyer, & candidate running for Broward Circuit Court Judge, answers the question:

 

"Can I be deported even if I’m in this country legally, just because I’m arrested and not convicted for a small amount of marijuana, a misdemeanor simple possession, not even a felony?”

 

John Contini: "Yes."

 

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Q. “When can the police come into my home without a search warrant?” Ft Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer John Contini tells it like it is — all you need to know about your rights! | Ft. Lauderdal...

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John Contini, Ft Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, answers the EVER important question: “When can the police come into my home without a search warrant?”

 

John Contini states: "Know your rights!" Click the link for his complete answer!

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Q. “How can I help stay involved or help at all in my own defense with my lawyer in my own criminal case?” A. “There are ways, and let me tell you just a few right now,” explains Ft. Lauderdale cri...

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John Contini, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer answers the question:

 

“How can I help stay involved or help at all in my own defense with my lawyer in my own criminal case?”

 

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Q. “How can they suspend my license for five (5) years just for tickets?!” A. “Three strikes and you’re NOT necessarily out,” explains #FortLauderdalecriminallawyer John Contini | Ft. Lauderdale Cr...

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Q: “How can they suspend my license for five (5) years just for tickets?!” 
A. “Three strikes and you’re NOT necessarily out,” explains‪#‎FortLauderdalecriminallawyer‬ John Contini.

 

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Q. “How do they figure my sentencing in federal court?” A. “This is just a glimpse, below, of how they do it,” explains Ft. Lauderdale federal criminal lawyer John Contini | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal...

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Q. “How do they figure my sentencing in federal court?”

 

A. “This is just a glimpse, below, of how they do it,” explains Ft. Lauderdale federal criminal lawyer John Contini

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Avoid prison time in Florida with “Downward Departures” – Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, John Contini explains | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Happy good Friday!

Read John Contini, Criminal Defense Lawyer's blog post, "Avoid prison time in Florida with 'Downward Departures,'" and have a great Holiday!

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Even Jesus Needed an Angel | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Read on for a beautiful piece written by John Contini, Criminal Defense Attorney, to remind yourself: "Even Jesus Needed an Angel"

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Q. “Why should I tell them I had an accident before — and it’s not their business to know, if I’m truly hurt in the new accident, right?” A. “Wrong,” explains Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer ...

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John Contini , Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney answers in his blog post:

 

Q. “Why should I tell them I had an accident before — and it’s not their business to know, if I’m truly hurt in the new accident, right?”

 

A. “Wrong,” explains Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer John Contini, “and here’s why:”

 

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Pastor Bob Coy: Calvary Chapel leader resigns amid cheating scandal

Pastor Bob Coy: Calvary Chapel leader resigns amid cheating scandal | Current Events in Law | Scoop.it
In an announcement made late Sunday afternoon, Pastor Bob Coy abruptly resigned, ending his 30-year leadership at one of the largest churches in the country, ac
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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer speaks about Pastor Bob Coy's recent affair confessions: 

“Every sinner’s got a future, every saint’s got a past. Bob is a good man who made big mistakes like the rest of us, and he’ll pay the consequence like the rest of us,” 

Read the linked article to get a better understanding of Pastor Bob Coy's sudden resignation, and to hear more about Contini's thoughts on judgement.

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“Do I really have to be on probation for all the years the Judge said?!” A. “No, there’s always a way out,” explains #criminallawyer and #Floridaattorney John Contini | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defe...

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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale ‪#‎CriminalDefense‬ Lawyer:

 

Q:“Do I really have to be on probation for all the years the Judge said?!” 
A. “No, there’s always a way out,”

 

Read on for John Contini's full explanation! 

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Child Abuse | Burns v. State | John Contini Blog | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

Burns v. State, in which a conviction for child neglect without causing great bodily harm was reversed for lack of even a prima facie case presented by the
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Ft. Lauderdale ‪#‎CriminalDefense‬ Lawyer John Contini breaks down the Burns v. State child abuse case in his latest blog post:

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Advocates not happy with rewrite of Florida child welfare laws

TALLAHASSEE — Children's advocates on Monday showed the first sign that they may not be backing the House's sweeping rewrite of the state's child welfare laws, saying the proposal may produce only superficial reforms and may not result in substantial changes that protect children.
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Do you think the rewrite of ‪#‎Florida‬ child welfare laws are "superficial reforms," or changes that will benefit and protect the children of Florida?

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Prayer Wins at the Supreme Court! - National Center for Life and Liberty

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"The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed America’s centuries-old tradition of allowing prayers to open legislative meetings, even if Christians offer those prayers in Jesus’ name."

John Contini, Criminal Defense Lawyer invites you to read more about the reaffirmation of these Constitutional rights in the attached article:

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Judge Steve Feren Gets Last Minute Opponent - BrowardBeat.com | Politics, News & Views by Buddy Nevins

Judge Steve Feren Gets Last Minute Opponent - BrowardBeat.com | Politics, News & Views by Buddy Nevins | Current Events in Law | Scoop.it
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Reporter Buddy Nevins of the popular BrowardBeat.org published this surprising article today, so there it is, no more stealth candidacy -- it's official! I'm now a candidate running for Broward Circuit Court Judge, as you can see BELOW:

 

[*Please call Libby Eddy, campaign coordinator, @ (954) 907-4035 or send Libby and my precious daughter Kathleen (also a campaign coordinator) an email anytime @ Contini4judge@gmail.com ... if you have any thoughts or ideas or comments you'd like to share.]

 

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Q. “How can you tell me you’re a Christian, and still be a criminal defense lawyer — you can’t be both, and be real too, right?” A. You really believe it’s inconsistent and hypocritical to be both?...

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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer answers the question:

 

“How can you tell me you’re a Christian, and still be a criminal defense lawyer — you can’t be both, and be real too, right?”

 

John Contini handles the inquiry with grace - "You really believe it’s inconsistent and hypocritical to be both?"

 

Read his full explanation here!

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Q. “Is it true that my lawyer should have asked for an ‘in limine’ ruling by the judge?” A. “This is what ‘in liming’ means, and why it is good,” explains Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer Joh...

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John Contini, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer explains what "in limine" means, and why it's a good thing.

 

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Q. “Should I sign the release form and take the check if my own insurance company offers it after I’m hurt in an accident?” A. “No,” says Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer John Contini … “and h...

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John Contini, Fort Lauderdale Attorney answers the question:

 

“Should I sign the release form and take the check if my own insurance company offers it after I’m hurt in an accident?”

 

His answer: No… and here’s why:

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What do I do or say if I’m pulled over? | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer answers the question, "What do I do or say if I’m pulled over?"

"Pray," John Contini quips.

Now find out his legal answer here!

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Q. “How can I get my brother out of the U.S. Marshal’s lock-up, you know, get him bail, when he’s federally indicted?” A. “It’s a simple enough process, to score a nice bond with a federal Magistra...

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John Contini, Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer replies to the question:

 

Q. “How can I get my brother out of the U.S. Marshal’s lock-up, you know, get him bail, when he’s federally indicted?”

 

A. “It’s a simple enough process, to score a nice bond with a federal Magistrate, assuming your brother has ties to the community, has not fled the jurisdiction on earlier occasions, has little to no criminal history record, and assuming that he is not considered a “flight risk” from his own actions or the facts and circumstances surrounding his arrest,” opines South Florida federal criminal lawyer John Contini.

 

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Fort Lauderdale Car Accidents Lawyer | Ft. Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

John Contini is a Fort Lauderdale car accidents lawyer.
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Every 10 seconds, someone in the USA is involved in a motor vehicle accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To learn more about Car Accidents and your rights, click the link!

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Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Attorney | Ft. Lauderdale License Reinstatement Lawyer | Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

John Contini is a Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney who helps their clients in cases of drunk driving and license reinstatement.
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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer reminds you to be safe this weekend!

 

Be prepared if you come across a DUI checkpoint or are pulled over and the officer suspects you of drinking and driving. Know your rights; and of course....Don't drive drunk!

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John Contini, Ft. Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer: "We have wrongful-termination laws in effect for good reason."

 

Last week, Forshey, a teacher represented by John Contini, was walked of all charges:

 

Sun Sentinel - Teacher won't face charge in urinal-cleaning case

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions | Current Events in Law | Scoop.it
The decision did not disturb familiar base limits on contributions from individuals to candidates, but it said that overall limits for contributions to all federal candidates violated the First Amendment.
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John Contini, Ft Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer:

 

Your elected representatives are certainly bought and paid for NOW by the rich and powerful, big money interests, sad to say; and even if we had our doubts abut this scary proposition before, we can't doubt this reality of "unlimited campaign contribution" anymore, given today's perverse blessing or salute by the US Supreme Court:

Breaking News: Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions

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