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Robert Laney Hambrick

Robert Hambrick’s Legal Guides

12 total


  • DEALING WITH CONFESSIONS IN SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL COMPLEX CRIMINAL CASES

    What do you do when your client has made a confession in a significant complex criminal case? The case is going to TRIAL in Federal Court and over three tons of cocaine has been found in your client's possession... First, you ask yourself if maybe it's time to finally retire, th...

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  • DESTROYING LIVES - STATE & FEDERAL MANDATORY MINIMUM DRUG SENTENCING

    Florida drug laws for cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other street drugs often trigger minimum mandatory sentences for surprisingly small amounts of the drug. A minimum mandatory sentence is one in which the Judge overseeing a criminal case has no discretion other than to s...

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  • SEARCH WARRANT REQUIREMENTS IN TAMPA, CLEARWATER and PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

    Because our Constitution does not allow unreasonable searches, one might think that a search warrant is always required to search someone's home or vehicle, but over the years courts and legislatures have carved many exceptions to the general rule. There are specific factual sit...

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  • STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING BOND & BAIL IN TAMPA BAY COURTS, CLEARWATER and PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDAT

    The purpose of a bond is to allow a Defendant to place money or property at risk in lieu of being imprisoned pending the resolution of his case. Upon release the Defendant must abide by any restrictions placed upon him by the presiding magistrate or judge. A court can sometimes i...

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  • DRUG SENTENCING CORRUPTS PROSECUTORS IN TAMPA BAY & ST. PETERSBURG CLEARWATER PINELLAS COUNTY

    A Minimum mandatory sentences not only destroy those who are sentenced but corrupt those who must determine when they will be applied. Because legislatures have taken the decision-making process away from federal and state judges, the decisions have been left to prosecutors or th...

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  • AVOID THE GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE - EXCELLENT TRIAL ATTORNEYS NEVER BORE JUDGE & JURY

    An unwritten rule exists within criminal law - the more important the case, the more likely that the judge will do his or her best to make the attorneys trying the case appear to be doing an excellent job -- and the less important the case the more apt an attorney is to fall on h...

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  • GETTING FELONY CHARGES REDUCED OR DISMISSED REQUIRES HARD WORK & EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION

    1. Demand Discovery from the prosecution.2. Demand that Law Enforcement Prosecutors reduce or drop unproven criminal charges early in the process.3. Immediately initiate Defense Investigations to establish your innocence.4. Immediately file relevant Evidentiary and Jurisdictiona...

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  • HOW TO DISMISS CRIMINAL CHARGES THRU PRETRIAL INTERVENTION IN CLEARWATER PINELLAS COUNTY

    When evaluating the facts and circumstances of a new case I first look to see if there is any way to have the charges dismissed. One way to have felony or misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed is thru the Pretrial Intervention Program. The following criteria must be met for charges to be dismissed.

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  • FINDING THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN CLEARWATER FLORIDA

    Finding the best attorney to defend your rights is not always easy. Here are the qualities I would look for in an attorney. First, look at how much experience the attorney has. You want to find an experienced crime lawyer who has had many criminal trials, an excellent advocate wh...

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  • HOW TO DISMISS CRIMINAL CHARGES WHERE FACTS ARE NOT IN DISPUTE IN CLEARWATER PINELLAS TAMPA FLORIDA

    Where the facts are undisputed by both the State of Florida and the Defense and the facts relied upon by the State are not sufficient, the Defense may file a Motion to Dismiss the criminal charges with the Court. In the motion to dismiss the Defense will give all of the facts of ...

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