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The United States Constitution

With The Advice And Consent Of The Senate

With the nomination and Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Senate confirmation process of Supreme... read more

United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Understanding The Federal Sentencing Guidelines

What Are The United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines? In 1984 a law called the Sentencing Reform Act established the United States... read more

Are There Defenses To A Florida DUI Charge?

Are There Defenses To A Florida DUI Charge?

One of the first questions that people arrested for a Florida DUI ask themselves is whether or not there... read more

United States Supreme Court

How Do The Federal Criminal Courts Work?

Why Do Federal Courts Exist? The federal courts exist in order to decide disputes concerning the United States Constitution, as... read more

Ernesto Miranda

What Are Miranda Rights And Who Was Ernesto Miranda?

On March 3, 1963, an eighteen-year-old woman had been working in the concession stand at a movie theatre in... read more

Federal Criminal Cases v. Florida Criminal Cases

Federal criminal cases are very different from criminal cases in Florida state courts.  Below are examples of some of... read more

New and Improved “Get Smart” Federal Government Surveillance

In the 1960’s comedy television series “Get Smart”, Agent 13 was a Government agent whose job was to perform... read more

Florida Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy and Hollywood

  In 1999, a Hollywood movie called “Double Jeopardy” came out. The film begins with a woman waking up at sea... read more