In his biting piece on underfunded public defender offices, John Oliver excoriates our criminal justice system for giving lip service to the constitutional right to counsel. And once again, Florida is the punchline.
I highly suggest watching the whole clip, but if you want to […]
Before this one, I had never been involved in a case that had been featured on “The First 48.” The more I learned about the case—and how the show insinuated itself directly into the homicide investigation—the more disgusted I became.
During my cross-examination of Detective […]
Yes, innocent people do get convicted.
Granted, the segment of the population that has the most contact with the criminal justice system is the criminal element. And the truth is that most people who are convicted are in fact guilty. But it’s the process […]
I adopted Roxie 13 years ago from a PetSmart in Kentucky, in the summer of 2000—about a month before I started my firm. I had just left the Public Defender’s Office and was embarking on a new chapter in my life.
Over the past 13 […]
I am very happy for my client who received good news today: we won his appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. At trial this summer, I was able to convince the judge to dismiss the more serious count of […]
Over the weekend, I was quoted in a Miami Herald article about the reality TV show “First 48.” The article highlights some of the ways this “reality show”—which is supposed to document homicide investigations—has actually ended up hurting them.
The problem with programs like “First […]
By: David Edelstein March 15, 2013.
As the smoke clears, evidence is starting to mount that conflicts with George Zimmerman’s claim that Trayvon Martin was the aggressor in this tragic incident. It’s pathetic and deplorable that Trayvon’s family had to hire an attorney to follow up on obvious leads […]
The biggest challenge to bringing criminal charges against the “neighborhood watch captain” for the shooting of Trayvon Martin may be the lack of evidence disputing Zimmerman’s account of the incident. In order to file a manslaughter charge, prosecutors must believe that they have enough […]