Criminal Consequences of Statue Vandalism in Florida 

leifertlaw November 29, 2017 Criminal Defense

Cities all around the country are removing Confederate statues and other political sculptures, and the cities in Florida are no different. In Gainesville, a Confederate statue known as “Old Joe” was removed, while in Tampa another monument is being moved from the front of the courthouse to a cemetery. Jacksonville is also currently in talks to remove all Confederate monuments Continue Reading..

Is it Legal to Record Police Officers in Florida? 

leifertlaw October 17, 2017 Uncategorized

The conflicts occurring more and more often between police officers and the general public have resulted in more and more people recording activities between the two, including in Florida. In many cases, officers are seen telling people that it is illegal to record them, with members of the public replying that in fact, it is not. So Continue Reading..

The Rights of Protesters in Florida 

leifertlaw October 17, 2017 Uncategorized

Under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, every citizen in the country has a right to peacefully protest. But that does not mean that they can protest in whichever manner they choose, even if they remain peaceful while doing so. And recently, Florida tried to infringe upon those rights by passing a state law that could Continue Reading..

West Palm Beach is Cracking Down on Drug Dealers Tied to Overdoses 

leifertlaw October 17, 2017 Drug CrimesMurder

This past May, Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson made national headlines when she laid charges against three men in connection with a fentanyl overdose that caused the death of another person. But while Nelson has stated that these types of cases are to be expected, many say that for the time being at least, these charges will do nothing Continue Reading..

Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech in Florida 

leifertlaw October 17, 2017 Uncategorized

An incident just this past summer had residents of St. Petersburg, Florida questioning the line between free speech and hate speech in Florida.When offensive signs started to appear on the lawn of a home in the Historic Old Northeast community, residents wanted them taken down, citing that the signs were nothing but hate speech against Continue Reading..

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