Grand jury declined to indict NYPD Officer for the choking death of Eric Garner.

On Wednesday, a grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. While there are striking similarities in the Garner and Michael Brown cases, the differences may change the dynamics that led to deep racial divisions in the Missouri case. (Yahoo News). I am deeply concerned, and saddened, that this grand jury did not indict the NYPD officer who choked this man to death. Even the NYPD admitted that they train officers NOT to use choke holds. It is the equivalent to using deadly force. This man was verbally resisting and asking why he was being handcuffed. A choke hold was absolutely unnecessary, in my opinion. And most importantly, please do not use the race issue as a deciding factor. The NYPD officer did not choke this man because he was black, he choked him because the officer was ignorant, reckless, and undertrained. There are police brutality issues against white, black, women, and children across this country. We need to come together, as a nation and as human beings, this includes all of our law enforcement officers as...

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Cory C. Strolla, Esq. has been identified as One of the Top DUI Attorneys in Florida by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD)

Cory C. Strolla, attorney-at-law, recently became a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among other factors. Those who are selected spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI offenses (sometimes called DWI, DWII, OUI, OVI, OWI or OUII, depending on your State). DUI law is a highly specialized field. Effective DUI attorneys navigate through many complex legal issues, including the lawfulness of stops, detentions, and arrests; the reliability of field sobriety tasks; the accuracy of breath and blood testing methods, including retrograde extrapolations; and driver license ramifications and administrative hearings. The attorneys selected by NAFDD have distinguished themselves by demonstrating particularized knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise in each of these areas, among others. NAFDD’s selection criteria are driven by a number of considerations. To meet eligibility requirements, an attorney (1) must be licensed and in good standing with the state bar organization, (2) must be in private practice, (3) has to have practiced DUI law for at least seven years, and (4) must devote a significant portion of his or her practice to DUI defense. Additional factors include: · Total length of time the attorney has been practicing criminal law · Number of DUI clients the attorney has represented · Jury trial experience · Bench trial experience · DUI case results · Formal DUI training · DUI publications · DUI presentations · Available peer reviews · Available client reviews · DUI-related achievements and/or...

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I am happy with all that you have done for me throughout my case.

I am happy with all that you have done for me throughout my case. I really do appreciate all that you have done for me in this case. You have gone above and beyond without any doubt. I know you are really busy and communication can become difficult with all you deal with on a daily basis. I really hope I never need your services again, but I would not hesitate to contact you for assistance in any matter. I will highly recommend you to any individual in need of your services as you have been outstanding....

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IT IS 100% LEGAL TO RECORD THE POLICE, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

As a U.S. citizen, you have the ABSOLUTE right to record the police in the course of their public duties. The police don’t have a right to stop you, so long as you are not interfering with their official “lawful” duties. They also don’t have a right to confiscate your cellphone or camera, or delete its contents, just because you were recording them. And more recently, law enforcement officers cannot search your cellphone without a warrant. Despite some state laws that make it illegal to record others without their consent, federal courts have held consistently that citizens have a First Amendment right to record the police as they perform their official duties in public. The Supreme Court also recently affirmed that the Fourth Amendment, protecting citizens from unlawful searches and seizures, meaning that police must obtain a signed search warrant if they want to take your cellphone. And the U.S. Department of Justice has also affirmed the court’s stances by reminding police departments that they are not supposed to harass citizens if they are recording them in public, but that is a whole different post my friends! Sadly, these rights are not always respected by the...

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