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Category Archives: Criminal Defense


DNA’s Role In Wrongful Convictions

By Madonna Law Group |

DNA is an important part of the human body — and all living organisms, for that matter. DNA contains the instructions needed for humans to survive and reproduce. Surprisingly, humans share 99.9% of their DNA with one another. It’s that 0.1% of DNA that varies from person to person. DNA can tell us a… Read More »


Here’s To Bob Dillinger And His 40-Year Legal Career

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In this blog, we celebrate the career of Bob Dillinger, who served as the chief public defender for the Pinellas-Pasco judicial circuit. Dillinger retired at the end of 2020. He was elected public defender for the first time in 1996 and served five terms in total. He spent his 40-year legal career defending those… Read More »


What To Know About Police Misconduct

By Madonna Law Group |

Police officers often think they are above the law. They can do what they want without repercussions. Because of this, police misconduct is common and Florida residents need to be aware of this if they are ever arrested. Police officers often share what is known as a “blue code of silence.” This means they… Read More »


Former FWC Officer Wrongfully Accused Of Child Porn Crimes

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Sometimes law enforcement departments get it wrong. They accuse people of crimes they did not do. This is a serious situation. It’s not as easy as blaming someone for something and then apologizing. Being wrongfully accused of a crime can cause a person to suffer damage to their reputation. They may lose the trust… Read More »


High School Student Charged With Lewd And Lascivious Behavior

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Sex crimes are taken seriously in Florida, so when a person sexually assaults another person, they can expect to be punished harshly. This is the case for a high school student who allegedly raped another student on campus in early June. An 18-year-old student from Chiles High School is facing charges of lewd and… Read More »


Arrest Made in 1999 Sexual Battery Case

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Sometimes criminal cases go cold when there is not enough evidence to convict someone of a crime. However, many cases are seeing the spotlight once again thanks to improvements in DNA testing and analysis. A Florida sexual battery case from 1999 is making news once again now that DNA testing has led police to… Read More »


Florida Man Arrested for Causing Fatal DUI Crash

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While we learn early on that drinking and driving is illegal, many people do it anyway. They’re out partying and having a good time with friends. Against their better judgment, they decide to drive after consuming multiple alcoholic beverages. While some drunk drivers are able to make it home safely without causing a car… Read More »


Dance Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse, Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

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Parents automatically assume that coaches and teachers will behave appropriately around their children. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes these adults use their positions of trust to get emotionally and physically close to their students. They may even engage in illegal sexual behavior. A dance teacher in Florida was recently arrested for… Read More »


Florida Teen Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

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When you think of someone engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior with teens, you probably think of an older adult — not someone who is also a teen. A 19-year-old man from Florida is now facing life in prison for sexually exploiting children. The man was recently arrested on three counts of child cruelty… Read More »


Man Arrested for DUI in Fatal Florida Bicycle Crash

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On Thanksgiving, we give thanks for all that we have, despite the ups and downs that this year has given us. However, one family in Florida will instead be planning a funeral after a bicyclist was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Palm Springs. A 25-year-old man has been arrested after rear-ending… Read More »

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