INTERNAL AFFAIRS MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATION OF PINELLAS SHERIFF’S NARCOTICS DIVISION LEADS TO DETECTIVE’S RESIGNATION

Rather than testify under oath a Pinellas Sheriff’s Deputy and Detective of the Narcotics Division resigned in shame yesterday when confronted with thousands of pages of internal affairs evidence of his misconduct and possible criminal actions. Other Deputies are also being investigated by internal affairs for numerous violations of Florida law in Tampa Bay, which leads […]

WAS A LAWYER SET UP WITH A HONEY TRAP SCANDAL & DUI ARREST DURING A HIGH PROFILE TRIAL IN TAMPA?

Your favorite Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney enjoys practicing in Tampa Bay, Florida where the sheer sporting spectacle of legal scandal never fails to amuse.  Daumier, The Lawyers, 1850 Amidst a brutal high profile defamation trial between famous local radio personalities Bubba the Love Sponge and MJ Schnitt involving among other sundry details testimony of pigs […]

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputies Admit To Subverting Justice By Filing False Police Reports & Fabricating Evidence

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department fired two deputies who belatedly admitted that they schemed to subvert justice by filing false police reports and fabricating evidence. ¬†One deputy was fired when he falsely noted in a police report of a pending drug case that the defendant has personal possession of the drugs and was observed by […]

LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL FILL PILL BOTTLES WITH GPS TRACKING DEVICES TO CATCH DRUG ABUSERS

The Government’s escalating battle to stop the abuse of oxycodone now includes baiting bottles in pharmacies with GPS tracking systems. According to press reports the baited bottles will be handed out during pharmacy thefts and robberies in the hope of later tracking down the perpetrators. Law enforcement is also asking industry researchers to explore the possibility […]

POLICE PREDICT FUTURE CRIME WITH COMPUTERS: DEPUTY BARNEY FIFE DIDN’T NEED FANCY CHARTS

CNN Reports that many police agencies are experimenting with a sophisticated computer program called PREDPOL that can predict future criminal conduct (cue the sound of ominous otherworldly music over police sirens) by using patterns of crime, prior criminal behavior, locations of prior crimes and relevant sociological cultural information. Sounds like Clearwater Criminal Attorneys, if not Orwell, […]

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RULES NO KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED TO PROSECUTE POSSESSION & TRAFFICKING OF DRUG CASES IN TAMPA BAY

The Florida Supreme Court ruled a few hours ago that Florida is a very special place. Here in Florida you can be prosecuted for possession of drugs without having any knowledge about the drugs. Despite a Federal Judge’s courageous opinion finding that Florida drug laws are unconstitutional because due process requires knowing possession in drug cases, our […]

SEARCH & SEIZURE & THROW BAGS IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA

One might think that a search warrant is always required to search a home in Tampa Bay, Florida or to search a vehicle in Tampa Bay, Floida. But over the years courts and legislatures have carved a large number of exceptions to this general rule despite objections from Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyers. For example, if […]