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Indian River Criminal Defense Attorney Defends Second Amendment Rights

The client was upset that he was denied the opportunity to buy a firearm due to an erroneous background check. He retained Jeffrey Garland to “fix it”. Garland tracked the problem to a 1976 Martin County arrest for more than five grams of cannabis. At the time, that was a felony, but the records showed.. read more →

18 Sep 2018
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Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty of Trespass After Notice

Matilda Harris (not her real name) was given a criminal summons for trespass after notice on 12/13/17. A Glades County jury found her not guilty on 5/11/18. Shortly after the incident, Matilda retained Indian River County criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Garland for her defense. Garland reviewed the evidence, then filed a motion in limine to.. read more →

OK For Person With Concealed Weapons License to Carry a Concealed Firearm in Restaurant Serving Alcoholic Beverages

“Easy Rider” (not his real name) was arrested on 6/25/17 for having a concealed firearm at Earl’s Hideaway in Sebastian, Florida. Easy Rider was surprised, because he showed the Sebastian police officer his concealed weapons license. The police officer asserted that the concealed weapons license did not work in Earl’s Hideaway, because it “is a.. read more →

Felony Child Neglect Tossed In Port St. Lucie

Darnell Compton (not his real name) was arrested on 8/27/16 in Port St. Lucie for felony child neglect. Police had been notified that a 1-year old toddler had been left alone in a car. The car was parked outside of a Walgreens store at about 2:00 A.M. The child’s mother was also arrested for the.. read more →

Interference With Custody Charge Quickly Dispatched

Child custody disputes commonly escalate into litigation and, occasionally, into arrests. Police can arrest a parent for “interfering” with custody under limited circumstances.  Mary Nance (not her real name) learned that police can be quick to arrest on “probable cause”. Nance was arrested for violating her husband’s custody rights on 3/5/16. She was given no.. read more →

St. Lucie Jail Contraband Case Dropped

There have been an increasing number of arrests for contraband coming into jails. Many of these arrests are the direct result of improperly performed police “pat down” searches made at the time of arrest. The arrestee is taken to jail against their will. The arrestee is told they have a right to remain silent. The.. read more →