What Could Happen at Trial? | Law Office of John Guidry

John Guidry

Oh, the questions I get. I wish I could answer every one of them. After defending criminal cases here in Central Florida for over 30 years, I have a pretty good idea of what happens at a criminal trial. But I’ve also been around long enough to know that I don’t know everything. There are some things we know we don’t know, and there are some things we don’t know that we don’t know.
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Breaking News in Florida Criminal Law by Attorney Jack Palmeri – January, 2024

Florida 6th DCA Before and After Map (from website)

Cases we’ll cover include Possession of Cocaine, suppression, Disorderly Conduct, search incident to lawful arrest, illegal arrest, Lewd of Lascivious Molestation of a Child Twelve Years of Age or Older But Less than Sixteen Years of Age, clergy-penitent privilege, Florida Statutes § 90.505, Florida Statutes § 790.25, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Florida Statutes § 790.01, probable cause, search warrant, warrant application, downward departure sentence, Sexual Battery, Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Adult, Fraudulent Use of Personal Information, Money Laundering, DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, Due Process, Ex Post Facto, Single Homicide Rule, Burglary of a Dwelling, DNA evidence, DNA testing, statute of limitations, speedy trial, writ of prohibition, firearms possession, sale of cannabis, and more.

Breaking News in Eleventh Circuit Federal Criminal Law by Attorney Jack Palmeri – December, 2023

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (from 11th circuit courthouse)

Cases we’ll cover include First Degree Murder, Attempted Robbery with a Firearm, Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, lesser included offense, lesser-included offense, lesser included offenses, lesser-included offenses, ineffective assistance of counsel, jury instructions, defective jury instruction, post-conviction relief, 28 U.S.C. § 2254, petition for writ of habeas corpus, habeas corpus, Rule 3.850 motion, motion for post conviction relief, Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity, Child Pornography, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Guideline § 3D1.2, downward variance, and more.

Breaking News in Florida Criminal Law with Attorney Jack Palmeri – December, 2023

Florida First District Court of Appeal

Cases we’ll cover include nondeadly force, jury instruction, self defense, aggravated battery, Reckless Driving, Florida Statutes § 316.192, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, Florida Statutes § 843.02, double jeopardy, dismissal, jurisdiction, Possession of a Depiction of Sexual Performance by a Child, Florida Statutes § 827.071(5)(a), Soliciting a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using a Computer, Florida Statutes § 847.0135(3)(b), motion in limine, prejudicial effect, probative value, relevant evidence, Florida Statutes § 90.402, Defendant Trafficking Between 25 and 2,000 pounds of Cannabis, Florida Statutes § 893.135(1)(a)1., Possession of a Place for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cannabis, Florida Statutes § 893.1351(1), and Trafficking More than 1,000 grams of a Synthetic Cannabinoid, Florida Statutes § 893.135, and more.

Latest News in Florida Criminal Law with Attorney Jack Palmeri – November, 2023

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Cases we’ll cover include motion to dismiss, self-defense, certiorari, untimely motion self-defense immunity, Florida Statutes § 776.032, Field Sobriety Exercises, reasonable suspicion, DUI, Driving Under the Influence, suppression, Patient Brokering Act, Reckless Driving, insufficient evidence, judgment of acquittal, downward departure sentence, juvenile, life without the possibility of parole, First Degree Murder, Felony Murder, carjacking, and more.

Breaking News in Florida Criminal Law from Attorney Jack Palmeri – October, 2023

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Cases we’ll cover include Florida Statutes § 379.401, lien, Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury, voir dire, juror bias, theory of defense, peremptory challenge, Trespassing on Land, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, legal insufficiency, insufficient evidence, hot pursuit, exigent circumstance, Driving Under the Influence, plea agreement, recusal, motion to disqualify, certiorari, and more

Latest News in Fifth Circuit Criminal Law with Attorney Jack Palmeri – October, 2023

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United States v. Marlon Jones, Docket # 22-30480

Marlon Jones appeals the district court’s resentencing of Jones following its revocation of his supervised release. Jones argues that the district court incorrectly determined that it was required to classify Jones’s 2009 drug conviction as a Class A felony pursuant to the law as it stood at the time of his original conviction, rather than as a Class B felony pursuant to the law as it had changed under the retroactively applicable First Step Act of Because the Fifth Circuit held that the district court was not prohibited from considering changes in law made retroactively applicable by Congress under the First Step Act, it vacated Jones’s sentence and REMAND for resentencing.

How to Get a Hardship License After a DUI Arrest

John Guidry

Criminal defense attorney John Guidry discusses how you can get a hardship license after your license was suspended due to a DUI charge and the costs of a hardship license. A hardship license is a license for first offenders only and it allows you to drive despite not having your full license back due to the DUI. To get a hardship license, you must sign up for the DUI school “Level One, bring your paperwork to the class and pay for the class. After you have signed up, you will have to take proof of the class to the Bureau of Administrative Reviews and they can administer a hardship license. John Guidry shares that you only have 10 days to get a hardship license; thus, it’s important to act fast.

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