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James Regan

James Regan’s Legal Guides

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  • What is the Cycle of Domestic Violence? For help, call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.7233

    For help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1800799SAFE(7233) / The Cycle of Domestic Violence In 1979, psychologist Lenore Walker found that many violent relationships follow a common pattern or cycle. The entire cycle may happen in one day or i...

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  • What is a Violent Felony Offender of Special Concern in Florida?

    What is a Violent Felony Offender of Special Concern in Florida? The definition is found in: FS 948.06(8)(b): (b)For purposes of this section and ss.903.0351,948.064, and921.0024, the term violent felony offender of special concern means a person who is on: 1.Felony probation o...

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  • What Can We Learn From 301 DNA Exonerations?

    300 DNA exonerations have uncovered some of the causes of the criminal justice system: MISIDENTIFICATION: According to the Innocence Project, eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in nearly 75% of convictions...

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  • Post-conviction relief in Florida when witnesses recant their testimony.

    A Movant must meet two prongs to set aside a conviction based on newly discovered evidence, : (1) the asserted facts must have been unknown by the trial court, by the party, or by counsel at the time of trial, and it must appear that defendant or his counsel could not have known ...

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  • What you need to know about violating your probation for financial reasons in Florida.

    As of 15 DEC 2011 the law controlling how a court arrives at the conclusion that a probationer violated for financial reasons changed substantially.

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  • What Rights Do I Surrender When I Accept A Plea Bargain?

    A summary of the rights one surrenders when they enter a plea to criminal charges in Florida.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer...

    ... and they are important ones!!!

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