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Florida risk protection orders

Posted by Larry Avallone | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Risk Protection Orders In response to incidents of gun violence, in 2018, a new gun control measure was passed in Florida. Sometimes called a red flag law, the intention is to identify people who may be a threat to themselves or others and to seize any firearms that the person might have.   Th...

DUI case dismissed because of speedy trial violation

Posted by Larry Avallone | Dec 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently I was hired on a DUI case that had very unusual facts. For some reason, the police delayed submitting the DUI arrest paperwork to the clerk of court for 23 months. With only 3 weeks to go before the statute of limitations had expired, the paperwork was submitted and my client was charged...

Drone Laws (fly aware)

Posted by Larry Avallone | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Drone Laws (fly aware) I recently handled a case that involved a person being charged with two felony crimes related to flying a drone. There is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to drones and in my opinion the lack of information starts with the drone manufacturers. Drones are s...

Is marijuana legal in Florida?

Posted by Larry Avallone | Jun 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am often asked this question. It seems that people are confused about the state of the law in Florida as it relates to marijuana. Spoiler alert, possession of marijuana for recreational use (without a medical marijuana card and prescription) is still illegal in Florida. I think that the confus...

When are the Miranda warnings required?

Posted by Larry Avallone | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

When are the Miranda warnings required? If you have ever watched a police television show, then you are familiar with Miranda warnings. Even though Miranda warnings have been around for more than 50 years, people are still confused about when they are required to be read, and what exactly the wa...

Minute 1/Day 1

Posted by Larry Avallone | Apr 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minute 1/Day 1 That is when your defense begins. From time to time I speak with potential clients who tell me they will wait until after the arraignment to hire a lawyer. I understand this logic, but it is flawed. There are tactics which are time sensitive. Recently I had a client's family memb...

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