In Gray v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D2363 (Fla. 4th DCA October 26, 2011), the appellate court reversed the trial court's failure to grant a hearing to interview jurors. The case represents a concise analysis of the law and should be considered by defense counsel whenever a similar situation arises. Gray had been convicted of robbery with a firearm and resisting arrest without violence.
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In West v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D2103 (Fla. 1st DCA September 22, 2011) the police officer's testimony involved a comment as to the defendant's silence that was an improper comment on invoking the Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination. The defendant testified at trial that the only reason he possessed the gun was that he took temporary possession of his mother's gun that she
In late August, 2011, the former chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of Duane Reade, Inc., Anthony Cuti, was sentenced for his role in a securities fraud scheme involving the company. The former head of New York's ubiquitous pharmacy stores now faces three years in prison following his conviction for several white collar crimes that falsely inflated the company's income