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New Law Overhauls Florida’s Death Penalty System

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Back in January, our blog reported on a historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Hurst v. Florida, a case examining the constitutionality of the state’s death sentencing system. Specifically, the case revolved around how state law then-provided that … Read more

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What Is The Difference Between First- And Second-Degree Murder?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Monday, February 15, 2016. Homicides in Florida are prosecuted as manslaughters and murders. Obviously, these are incredibly serious crimes, with penalties ranging from extensive prison sentences to death. First-degree and second-degree murder differ on a couple of elements. First, for first-degree murder must involve premeditation and participation … Read more

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Confused By Your Assault Charge? We Can Empower Your Defense

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Criminal charges for assault can be filed even in the absence of any physical contact between two people. This is an aspect of Florida state law that leaves some defendants feeling confused or disconcerted. Assault, aggravated assault and even assault with a deadly … Read more

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SCOTUS: Florida’s Death Sentencing System Is Unconstitutional

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a historic decision yesterday in Hurst v. Florida, a case that has already created major shockwaves in our state’s criminal justice system, calling into question the fate of nearly 390 men and women currently … Read more

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How The U.S. Army Is Crunching Data To Prevent Violent Crime

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Monday, October 12, 2015. Chances are good that you’ve heard of predictive analytics, meaning the extraction of information from existing data pools as a means of identifying patterns, and forecasting certain outcomes or movements. Chances are also good that you’ve heard of predictive analytics being used to … Read more

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Examining Just How Serious Florida’s 10-20-Life Law Really Is

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Saturday, September 12, 2015. If asked to identify those states with the most draconian criminal laws, meaning those that are the most severe in terms of punishment, there is a very good chance most people would list places like Texas, California and, of course, Florida. While this … Read more

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Dedicated Representation For College Students Facing Assault Charges

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, August 28, 2015. Right now, college students across Florida are heading back to their dorm rooms, apartments and campus houses for the start of the fall semester. It goes without saying that the majority of these college students will be hitting the books, but it also … Read more

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