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Is Possession of Drugs a Felony in Florida? November 2, 2017

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If you’re caught with controlled substances in Florida, you could face felony charges. Florida allows the court to pursue simple drug possession charges as felonies. A felony carries significantly more weight than a misdemeanor, and in addition to greater penalties with regard to jail time and fines, you could also lose the ability to legally own a firearm and other rights…

Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Attorney is a Valuable and Cost-Effective Investment October 30, 2017

The sale or purchase of a commercial property is one of the most significant and complicated financial deals that a person undertakes. However, many people choose to take their chances and not engage an experienced and knowledgeable commercial real estate attorney. Among other things, a commercial real estate attorney will: Review complex purchase and sale agreements, closing documents and other…

Top 5 Things to Know When Getting Arrested October 14, 2017

  If you’re arrested for any crime, there are several things you need to know to protect yourself. Understand Your Rights Though not necessarily required in every case, Police officers may at some point read you your rights prior to or upon arrest. Your rights include remaining silent, so exercise that right until you can speak to an attorney. As…

The 10 Days After a DUI arrest September 30, 2017

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Nobody wants to get arrested for a DUI, but when it happens, you need preparation and a strategy. In the 10 days after a DUI arrest, you might feel confused and scared, but you can do several things to make the process easier and less stressful. Get a Lawyer As soon as you’re able, hire a DUI lawyer to take your case….

Tampa Bay Times: Widow’s attorney complains of delays in ‘stand your ground’ theater shooting case September 7, 2017

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Attorney and partner TJ Grimaldi of McIntyre Thanasides was featured in the Tampa Bay Times’ latest news story regarding updates to the highly controversial Curtis Reeves’ Stand Your Ground case.     T.J. Grimaldi, who represents Nicole Oulson, was reacting to a suggestion that Reeves might qualify for another chance at a self-defense claim under Florida’s retooled “stand your ground”…

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Curtis Reeves’ “Stand Your Ground” Motion Denied in Popcorn Movie Theatre Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Curtis Reeves’ “Stand Your Ground” Motion Denied in Popcorn Movie Theatre Shooting Reeves will face a jury trial TAMPA, FL. (March 10th, 2017) – Judge Susan G. Barthle entered an order today denying Curtis Reeves’ “Stand Your Ground” defense regarding the 2014 movie theatre shooting where Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson. Reeves will now face a…

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Curtis Reeves’ “Stand Your Ground” Defense Motion Dismissed

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PASCO COUNTY Case No. 2014-216CFAES STATE OF FLORIDA vs CURTIS JUDSON REEVES ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE §776.013(3) (STAND YOUR GROUND MOTION) This matter came before the court during evidentiary hearing upon defendant’s motion commencing on February 20,…

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Cobb Theatres restricts media, family of deceased from entering movie theatre during controversial “Stand Your Ground” hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAMPA, FL. (February 23rd 2017) – Cobb Theatres has announced to the State and Defense that they are restricting the media and other individuals from attending the viewing of the theatre as part of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” hearing that began this week. The case revolves around the incident in 2014 when Curtis Reeves shot and…

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Curtis Reeves’ Movie Theatre Shooting Case Hearing Set for February 20th 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                        Curtis Reeves’ Movie Theatre Shooting Case Hearing Set for February 20th 2017 Prosecution and Stand Your Ground Defense hearing to take place TAMPA, FL. (February 14, 2017) – A hearing is set for the case of Curtis Reeves next week at the Dade City Courthouse, more than three years after Chad Oulson was shot and killed in…

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Tampa mass tort attorney Ralph Guito III helps victims of Johnson & Johnson® talc powder products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tampa mass tort attorney Ralph Guito III helps victims of Johnson & Johnson® talc powder products Use of talcum powder related to ovarian cancer, studies find. TAMPA, FL. (May 25, 2016) – Tampa Attorney Ralph Guito III is building a case to address the harmful effects of using talcum powder. Talcum powder is a common ingredient of…

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