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February 2014 Archives

Police allegedly discover meth lab in South Daytona Beach home

When a criminal defense lawyer assesses a client’s case, one of the most important aspects to consider is evidence. Whether it came from a search of a home or from informants, it’s important that Daytona Beach residents’ rights are protected. The inclusion or exclusion of certain evidence can mean the difference between acquittal and conviction.

Innocent defendants sometimes admit to guilt in exchange for lighter sentence

According to a recent report by the National Registry of Exonerations, there were a record number of exonerations last year. The total number of exonerations in 2013 was 87, which beat the previous record of 83 in 2009. To put that into perspective, there have been a total of 1,300 exonerations documented since 1989. Most of these involve convictions for sexual assault and murder. Almost half of the convictions were for murder.

Attorney worried about juror bias in fraud case

When an individual is charged with criminal activity, the law of the land is that they are innocent until proven guilty. This presumption is built into the criminal process and requires that prosecutors provide trustworthy evidence that the allegations are correct beyond a reasonable doubt.  Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that a criminal case is so publicized in the media that it becomes difficult for a defendant to have a fair trial.

What is a Trial Lawyer? - Some Big Firm News

Flem Whited III and Daniel Leising join Delgado & Romanik

Before I talk about what a trial lawyer is, I want to announce exciting news. Delgado & Romanik ("DDRR") is very proud to announce the addition of Mr. Flem Whited, III, to the Firm. Mr. Whited, who is one of the pre-eminent DUI attorneys in the nation, is of counsel to the Firm and we could not be more thrilled. We have also added attorney Daniel Leising who previously practiced with Mr. Whited at the Whited Law Firm. Both of these gentlemen are experienced attorneys and they are both trial lawyers. So, now we have six trial lawyers dedicated to criminal defense with over 150 years combined experience who have collectively tried hundred of jury trials including first degree murder, DUI manslaughters, drug trafficking cases and just about every type of criminal charge possible.

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