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Tampa DUI Manslaughter Cases Must Be Thoroughly Investigated

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

As the infamous “2 drunk 2 care” offender serves her 24-year prison term, others who’ve done similar harm to innocent bystanders and other vehicles have served an average of 6 years in Miami-Dade County, with a statewide average of just below 10 years. DUI manslaughter, in fact, gets more than its fair share of… Read More »

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Understanding a Writ of Habeas Corpus

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

You’d be surprised how many individuals are unlawfully detained around the world. While we cannot speak about what happens in other countries, the United States unlawfully detains its citizens without formal charges far too often. An oft used court motion, the almighty writ of habeas corpus provides remedy for those confined to county jails… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Home is Raided in a Criminal Investigation

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

When police suspect that a person is participating in criminal activity, they will often obtain a search warrant in order to enter the person’s home and search for evidence. This process is better known as a “raid”. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Pinellas County authorities raided a suspected drug house on Lewis Boulevard… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

In light of a recent incident, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law has once again been thrust into the spotlight. According to the Tampa Bay Times, authorities have released the surveillance video of a Lakeland city commissioner who fatally shot an alleged shoplifter. The shoplifter was reportedly shot as he tried to leave the store… Read More »

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Can You Be Criminally Liable for Someone Else’s Fatal Drug Overdose?

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

For the last few years, Americans have been setting new records – but not in a positive way. In 2016, there was a record number of drug overdose deaths nationwide according to the Center for Disease Control. Over 63,000 people died from fatal overdoses, and well over sixty percent of these deaths were the… Read More »

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