Whether Character Evidence is or is not admissible is governed by Rule 404 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. In general, Character Evidence is not admissible in court to prove that a person acted in conformity with that trait on a particular occasion; however, there are exceptions to the general rule.
During trial in every criminal case (circumstantial, or otherwise), at the close of the State’s case (and again at the close of the defense case), a (competent) criminal defense attorney will ask the Court to enter a judgment of acquittal as the evidence is not legally sufficient to support the jury’s verdict.
There are three different types of injunctions (commonly referred to as “restraining orders”) available to individuals in Florida: Domestic Violence Injunctions, Dating Violence Injunctions, and Repeat Violence Injunctions. There are a number of different basis for which the court can grant these injunctions, all of which are enumerated in their respective statutes.
As a Florida criminal defense attorney, I have witnessed many murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery trials hinge on whether the jury believed the defendant was justified in the use of deadly force (in the case of a murder charge) or non-deadly force (in the case of an attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery charge). Stated another way, did the defendant act in self defense?
As a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney, I receive my fair share of driving while under the influence (DUI) cases. Surprising to some, DUI cases can be extremely complicated, especially to novice defense attorneys. DUI cases involve a variety of evidence, including observations of the accused’s behavior (i.e. red, watery, bloodshot eyes), field sobriety exercise results, statements, chemical testing, etc. There is good news for individuals arrested for DUI: an experienced Broward County criminal defense attorney can seek to suppress evidence procured in the case, typically by filing a “stop motion”
As a Broward County criminal defense attorney, many of my drug-related cases involve individuals who after being pulled over for a routine traffic violation (i.e. speeding), were subsequently arrested for possessing a few (i.e. one or two) loose oxycodone or xanax pills without an accompanying prescription.