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Amnesty International Calls for the Decriminalization of Prostitution

Following a controversial vote held earlier this month, Amnesty International will now draft a new policy that will recommend the global decriminalization of prostitution. Under their recommendation, ...
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Florida Appeals Court Rules on Open Carry Gun Charge

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal has just made a ruling on an "open carry" weapons charge that many are calling the first of its kind. On February 20, a three-judge panel upheld ...
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Florida Supreme Court Rules "Actual Knowledge" Key in Hit & Run Convictions

The Florida Supreme Court has made a recent decision that could greatly impact the future of hit and run convictions in Florida. The February 26 decision states that "actual knowledge" by ...
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Florida Appeals Court Reverses Search and Seizure Decision

The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals rendered a decision this month that provided an uncommon interpretation of Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights. In the appeal, the defendant made a ...
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FBI Director Speaks Frankly on Police Racial Biases

Earlier this month, FBI Director James Comey spoke at Georgetown University and acknowledged something that many Americans have been very concerned about recently: that racial bias by law enforcement ...
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Stand Your Ground Law Considered by the Fourth District

Florida courts have once again decided to review the state's Stand Your Ground law. Since this statute was cited in the high profile criminal case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, ...
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Secure Communities at Center of Republican Bill Against Reforms

Since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, he has been an outspoken proponent of immigration reform, using various tactics to dismantle some of the existing American immigration policies. In ...
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Obama Administration - Profiling Needs a New Model

On December 9, 2014, the Daily Business Review published an article entitled, "Obama Administration Takes Aim at Profiling." The article discusses how on Monday, the Obama administration ...
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Florida Bill Seeks to Allow Recordings in Sexual Abuse Cases

On December 19, Florida State Representative Jared Moskowitz filed proposal HB 131, seeking to allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in sexual abuse cases where a child under ...
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Effectiveness of College Affirmative Consent Policies Questioned

On Sep. 29, 2014, The New York Times published an article entitled, "California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters." The Times article sheds light on what many ...
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Privacy of Phone Data Protected by Court Ruling

On October 16, the Florida Supreme Court overturned a conviction made by tracking a cell phone user's location. At the time of his arrest in Broward County, the man had $23,000 in cash and a ...
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Ron D. Herman is recognized as one of the 2014 South Florida's Top AV® Rated Lawyers!

Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to share the exciting news that Ron D. Herman is recognized as one of the 2014 South Florida's Top AV® Rated Lawyers! The AV® Rating is a significant ...
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Supreme Court's Rule Change Unveils Jailhouse Snitches

Jailhouse snitches have been a major source of false testimony in criminal cases for a long time, and recent changes enacted by the Florida Supreme Court are lifting the curtain on these mysterious ...
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Florida Legislative Developments - Texting and Driving

Technology opens-up new frontiers for communication, recreation and other essential parts of daily life, but it also carries additional concerns related to safety, ethics and personal conduct. As ...
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Crackdown On Sexual Predators Sails Through House

Read the Daily business Review's story on the crackdown on sexual predators.
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Quality Criminal Defense Attorney Could Save You More Heartache and Expenses

" Going to prison can be costly for the whole family " is an interesting article discussing a new documentary that takes a look at one family's difficult experience with the criminal ...
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Prosecutorial Misconduct: Has Withholding Evidence Become Common?

Prosecutors have a Constitutional duty to turn over any exculpatory evidence to the defense, particularly when that evidence could affect the verdict or sentence. Although generally prosecutors ...
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Cocaine Trafficking Conviction Reversed By Florida Supreme Court

If you are accused of drug trafficking, make sure to discuss with your lawyer or call Attorney Herman about the implications of the recent Florida Supreme Court decision on your case. The Court ...
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Low-Level Drug Offenders Now Less Likely to Get Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Charges that bring the most severe sentencing are now being reserved for more serious drug offenders, according to an announcement made by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. made last month. ...
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Attorney Ron Herman Elected Board Secretary for the Florida Community Alliance

Managing Partner Ron D. Herman, the skilled West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer at Herman Law, P.A., has been elected to a new position—he is now Secretary for the Board of Directors of the ...
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West Palm Beach Woman Arrested on Three Counts of Child Neglect

Child neglect is a serious offense that the state of Florida takes very seriously. For that reason, individuals who are accused of this crime can end up having their children taken away from them and ...
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Police Must Have Warrant To View Cell Phone Photos

The Florida Supreme Court decided another important case about the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The defendant was arrested following a convenience store ...
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High Court Rules Police Required Warrant to Use Drug-Sniffing Dog On Front Porch of House

In another important search and seizure case, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Miami-Dade police violated the defendants constitutional rights when they used a dog to sniff outside the front ...
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Attorney Ron Herman Awarded AV® Rating

West Palm Beach Attorney Ron D. Herman has been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the highest peer-review rating provided by the well-known national ...
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Ron D. Herman Rated "Superb" by Avvo.com

Attorney Ron D. Herman has been rated "Superb" by Avvo.com, a legal ranking website. This is the highest rating that an attorney can receive since the ratings range from 1 to 10, with ...
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