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GPS Monitoring Before Conviction

In St. Johns County, a person accused of a misdemeanor domestic violence or a related offense may be required to wear a G.P.S. monitor upon their release from jail and before they are found guilty of ...
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Attorney Taylor, Jr. Selected as Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in FL

If you want serious and trustworthy representation for your criminal defense case, you want to go to the top. To this end, our team here at Taylor & Taylor is proud to announce that senior partner ...
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Attorney Taylor, Jr. Criminal Defense Case Catches National Attention

For more than three decades, St. Augustine Criminal Defense Attorney Clyde M. Taylor, Jr. has been accepting some of the most complicated and high profile cases in the state. Recently, he has accepted ...
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Your trailer hitch may get you pulled over

There are a number of seemingly innocuous actions that can lead to a traffic stop. A crack in your windshield, window tint that is a shade too dark, and failing to dim your high beams, to name a few. ...
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DUI Patrols Increase in St. Augustine During Celebrate 450!

As America's first city, established in 1565, St. Augustine is rich with culture and history. The city plans to honor the 450 th anniversary of its establishment for five days this Labor Day ...
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United States Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26 th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled – 5 to 4 – in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages across the country, overruling previous bans 13 states had in place. The ...
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They Never Read Me My Rights!

Many of our prospective clients tell us that the arresting officer never "read me my rights" and believe that the officer's failure may help their case. While this may be true, the truth ...
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Attorneys Taylor and Waldrop Attend FACDL Annual Conference in Miami

Every year the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) holds an annual conference to discuss pressing topics, share litigation strategies, and generally allow criminal defense ...
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Withheld Evidence Demands Investigation into Florida Murder Case

A man in Florida has been held in jail since 2011, after he was charged with four counts of murder. Just days before the trial, however, his attorney is now asking the judge to dismiss the murder ...
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Due Process and Confidential Informants

A confidential informant (also known as a 'CI') is usually a citizen that works for the police to investigate criminal activity. Law enforcement frequently will use a confidential informant to ...
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What Is Operation Green Light?

Believe it or not, there are hundreds of drivers in northeast Florida alone that are driving with suspended licenses or unpaid traffic tickets. A great deal of them may be putting off paying the fines ...
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Battle Over Red Lights Continues in Florida

For many years, revenues were substantially increased by tickets issued from red-light cameras. These controversial devices, however, have caused substantial debate over the past few years. Defense ...
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Clyde Taylor, Jr. & Clyde Taylor III to Attend 21st 'Death is Different' Seminar

The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) will be hosting the 21 st 'Death is Different' seminar from February 19 th -21 st. Our firm's own Clyde Taylor Jr. and Clyde ...
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70-Year Old Murder Case Re-Opened & Overturned

In 1944, George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person executed in the U.S. in the 20 th century. Stinney was just 14 years old when he was found guilty of murder in South Carolina. Although at the ...
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Under What Circumstances Can the Police Break Down My Door?

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allows the American people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. The ultimate goal of ...
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Waldo Police Force Disbanded after Ticketing Scandal

The police department in Waldo, Florida, is to be disbanded. The City Council voted on Tuesday, September 30 th, to remove the law enforcement office in response to rising expenses and a recently ...
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Families of Inmates Burdened by Prison Banking

Most inmates rely on family for financial support during their incarceration. Funds often go to basic supplies, including toothpaste and clothing. With the rise of prison banking companies, sending ...
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Second Thoughts After a Plea in Florida

Many people that have been sentenced have second thoughts after entering a guilty or no contest plea. Most often, accused persons accept plea bargains from the State because at the time they believed ...
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Supreme Court Reverses Florida's IQ-Related Death Penalty Law

Late last month, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court issued in a ruling in the case of Hall v. State of Florida, according to a Washington Post report. The narrow five judge majority struck down a ...
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New York Court Stenographer Goes Rogue

The New York Post recently reported that a New York City court reporter has potentially compromised 30 cases—including a number of convictions—because he "went rogue" and opted ...
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Florida Highway Patrol Educates Drivers About "Move Over" Law

At the beginning of 2014, the Florida Highway Patrol launched a month-long initiative to educate drivers about the state's "Move Over" law. The director of the Florida Highway Patrol ...
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Clyde M. Taylor, Jr. Attends "Death is Different" Seminar in Orlando

When the death penalty could be imposed upon a defendant, the criminal lawyer who represents them carries a heavy burden and often has many challenges to overcome. The skills with which the case is ...
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Justice Summit Met in Central Florida

The third annual Justice Summit was recently held in Central Florida and attended by law enforcement officials, court administrators, judges and attorneys, as well as various professionals that were ...
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Blanket Drug Testing for Florida Welfare Applicants Deemed Unconstitutional

In late 2013, a federal judge ruled that a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug testing violated their constitutional right to be protected from unreasonable searches. Passed in ...
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How Would Legal Medical Marijuana Work in Florida?

The arguments surrounding the legalization of medical marijuana have heated up after the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled to let voters decide on the issue in the upcoming November elections. A ...
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