Archive for 'Criminal Defense Blog'

“Why did my wife call it ‘Domestic Violence’ instead of simple ‘battery’ like it always was? A. “Marriage, by definition, is ‘domestic,’ and it certainly does ‘violence’ to your independence :) * but #domesticviolencelawyer John Castellano gives you the real answer:

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“Seriously, domestic violence is really nothing we ought to be joking about. I’ll apologize if I offended any victims out there, *but it’s equally true that I just got your attention and this too is important, since I’d like to share with ALL of you some very important updates in the domestic violence laws in Florida.” — #Floridacriminaldefenseattorney John Castellano

“The domestic violence ‘statutes’ (fancy word that the Legislature chooses to use instead of using the word, ‘laws’) have changed dramatically ...

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Danger Road: A true crime story – Read Chapter 1 FREE

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John Castellano is not only an accomplished Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, he is also a published author. John has written books about his real life stories as a defense attorney, giving readers a unique perspective in a criminal law trial, following the case every step of the way from criminal indictment to a closed case.

Danger Road is the true story of three drug dealers who were murdered in the Florida Evergaldes in 1983 and the man who was accused ...

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#AaronHernandez, the NFL player accused of murder, has a #fortlaurderdale Florida connection, and the Broward County Judge signed a warrant in connection with his murder case today:

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“A Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Judge signed a warrant today authorizing a search of the residence of one of the alleged accomplices of Aaron Hernandez — the #NFL #NewEngland #football star … so like almost ALL other cases in the United Sates these days, there’s a #SouthFlorida connection!” — #FortLauderdalecriminaldefenselawyer John Castellano

“This accomplice is alleged to have been present in the car with Hernandez before and after the victim was murdered (outside the vehicle) according to reports. There Wes yet ...

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Forensic Results Possibly the Strongest Evidence in Zimmerman’s Defense

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The forensics don’t lie — whereas people do, and this may be the single biggest factor in what seems to be Zimmerman’s likely acquittal … specifically referring to this forensic (i.e., scientific proof, admitted into evidence in a legal proceeding) pathology and expert testimony. This is forensic or scientific proof that Trayvon Martin was on top of Zimmerman and leaning over him, ...

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Q. “My lawyer got me a nice deal of no conviction on my felony, calling it a ‘withheld adjudication,’ so how can they now treat me like I’m convicted?!” A. “Things have changed, and you NEED to know this,” explains John M. Castellano

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“Be careful thinking you’re avoiding all consequences of a ‘conviction’ in your life, just because you score an ‘adjudication withheld’ — which otherwise means that the Judge is ‘withholding’ the ‘adjudication’ from you, NOT ‘adjudicating’ or ‘convicting’ you, as a disposition of your felony charge. — #FortLauderdalecriminaldefenselawyer JohnContini

“I say this because, an ‘adjudication withheld’ is STILL a ‘conviction’ for ALL purposes in the context of any ‘immigration’ issues or concerns, as the Feds and Homeland Security (formerly INS folks) unfortunately ...

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Discussion Surrounding Relevance of Marijuana Use by Trayvon Martin Intensifies

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This discussion originally took place on https://www.facebook.com/johnpatrickcontini.

Original Post 7/9/13

Contini – ‎#ZimmermanJudge rules that the ‎#marijuana which was found in ‎#TrayvonMartin“toxicology” (i.e., in his blood that night, according to the Medical Examiner) now comes into ‎#evidenceContinue Reading →

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Dialogue Surrounding Zimmerman/Travon Martin Case

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Check out the very frank discussion and opinionated views of the observers of the trial. Most impressive is the respectful tone and constructive dialogue of all these folks who agree to disagree without being disagreeable in this conversation taking place on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/johnpatrickcontini

Original Post  7/5/13:

Contini-Zimmerman disobeyed the dispatcher who instructed him to stand down and stay away from the fellow he was following, in this case Travon Martin so ...

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#independenceday reminds you by its name, to keep your #liberty, #freedom & July 4th “independence!” http://www.fortlauderdalecriminallawyer.net

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Remember,  #independenceday reminds you by its name, to keep your #liberty, #freedom & July 4th “independence!” http://www.fortlauderdalecriminallawyer.net

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“Do I really have to be on probation for all the years the Judge said?!” A. “No, there’s always a way out,” explains John M. Castellano

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“Your lawyer can file a ‘Motion for Early Termination of Probation’ and set a hearing on the motion — and assuming your lawyer does the right ‘behind the scenes’ work with the assigned probation officer and prosecutor — going that ‘extra mile’ (Matthew 5:41) for you, then very good things can happen for you!” — Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer John Castellano

Please know that you can always call me in the office @ 954 766 8810, and I would be ...

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Q. “How can they suspend my license for five (5) years just for tickets?!” A. “Three strikes and you’re NOT necessarily out,” explains John M. Castellano

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“They CAN’T, *if your lawyer gets the name or listed charge on the tickets changed, negotiating a ‘change of charge’ as I will explain.” — Florida criminal lawyer John Castellano

“Your lawyer can now negotiate what is quietly being called a ‘Judge’s withhold,’ which is not even known to most lawyers, and if you score this particular ‘disposition’ or result of the charge, then it will NOT count as a ‘conviction’ in the court record — and if that’s the case, ...

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