Blog Posts in 2012

New jury instructions for eyewitness identification testimony

The Florida Supreme Court adopted new jury instructions that are designed to help jurors evaluate eyewitness identification testimony. The instructions are read to a jury after they've heard all ...
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Reckless Driving

Reckless driving refers to the act of operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous for the circumstances, this would include driving too fast for conditions, even if it is the same as the ...
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Taylor & Taylor Welcomes Bradley A. Waldrop to Team

At Taylor & Taylor, we are proud to announce that attorney Bradley A. Waldrop has joined our criminal defense team. Prior to joining Taylor & Taylor, Mr. Waldrop ran his own general law ...
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Taylor & Taylor Announces New Office Location

At Taylor & Taylor we are proud to announce our move to a new office location. The new address for our main office is: 2303 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite L, Saint Augustine, FL 32084. Our phone ...
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Baby shampoo can lead to positive drug tests

Most people assume drug tests are infallible. Our society has a tendency to rely on machines and automated processes in every day life. However, these assumptions are not appropriate in criminal ...
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Interesting Stand Your Ground Law Article

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law has become a popular topic for the nightly news ever since the tragedy of Trayvon Martin. For a very interesting story on the topic, including a ...
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Can I appeal my case?

Many prospective clients ask us if they can appeal their criminal case. Or, more accurately, a friend or family member will ask us if we can appeal a case. While it seems like an easy question, the ...
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Controversial NY Appellate Decision

A controversial ruling from a New York court of appeal revolves around an issue that is likely to be debated across the country. The court reversed a conviction for possession of child pornography and ...
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Crimes and Financial Aid

Aside from jail or probation, there are other consequences from a criminal arrest or conviction. At Taylor & Taylor, we have represented many college students over the years. They may have made ...
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First DCA Concludes Bicycle Thief Isn't a Burglar

Today the First District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of a criminal defendant that was convicted of burglary for taking a bicycle from a mulched area in the front of a townhouse. In Colbert v. ...
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