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Almost 70,000 people (as of October 8, 2018) have signed a petition requesting that Corvain Cooper be released from prison. He has been sentenced to life in prison for non-violent marihuana offenses under the “Three Strikes” law. READ MORE.
Orlando Criminal Defense attorney John Guidry, II maintains a Blog with matters of crucial importance in the area of criminal defense. One of the feature articles is “How to Preserve Error At Trial in Florida: An Appellate Lawyer’s Practice Tips (PART 1)”, written by fellow Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro. You can read the article here, or use the search feature below to search the entire Library by Keyword.
The Orange County Register published a detailed analysis of the case of Corvain Cooper, whose only hope to ever get released from prison is a clemency grant by President Trump or a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. While such dire prospects would indicate that the most violent crimes are involved, Cooper’s offenses are non-violent marijuana offenses. But he had two prior offenses, which resulted in the application of the “three strikes law.” The Orange County Register article was researched and written by journalist Brooke Edwards Staggs. READ MORE.
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“The Megaro Criminal Law Library” is a public service created by criminal defense lawyer Patrick Megaro. Mr. Megaro is a Criminal Defense Attorney with offices in Orlando, Florida. The library contains all of Mr. Megaro’s Criminal Law articles and videos. There is also a “search” feature that allows users to search the videos and articles by keyword. The Library is organized by different sections, Videos, Articles, News and an Archive. READ MORE.
Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro publishes his first article in his series of Instructional Articles, the first one on recent changes to Florida’s self-defense laws. - In his first article in his instructional series, veteran criminal defense attorney Patrick Michael Megaro comments on Martin v. State, an appellate decision from the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, dealing with recent changes to Florida’s self-defense laws. READ MORE.
Did not find what you were looking for? Patrick Megaro also maintains a Blog with articles about criminal law. CLICK HERE. The Blog contains numerous U.S. and international articles related to criminal law.
The law firm of Halscott Megaro announced that an appeal involving the shooting of Jayvis Benjamin will be heard by the Court of Appeals. In January 2013, Lynn Thomas, a police officer in Decatur, Georgia shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old black college student, Jayvis Benjamin. Benjamin had allegedly stolen a car and crashed it in a residential front yard. READ MORE.
Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro prevailed on appeal in a case where a police officer stopped the vehicle of Mr. E.L. without justification. The Law Firm of Halscott Megaro PA announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit largely agreed with the arguments of Mr. Megaro, that the police officer had no good reason (“probable cause”) to stop E.L. The opinion of the three judges of the Court was unanimous (“per curiam”). READ MORE.
Patrick Megaro has filed a petition in the United States Supreme Court to challenge Corvain Cooper’s sentence of life without parole under the Federal “Three Strikes” law. The petition was filed by Cooper’s attorney in the Supreme Court on July 6, 2018, asking the Court to stop the injustice of mandatory life sentences for non-violent drug offenders. READ MORE.
How is a Civil Case Different from a Criminal Case? By Patrick Megaro Criminal Defense Attorney, Orlando, Florida
Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Megaro provides the Megaro Criminal Law Library as a public service. It includes videos and articles on Criminal Defense Law. READ MORE.
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