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Monthly Archives: December 2022


Ruan V. The United States: Opioid Lawsuits Against Doctors

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

One of the groundbreaking decisions that was dwarfed by the overturning of Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision that made it more difficult to convict doctors in opioid-prescribing lawsuits. Today, there are several doctors all over the United States that are either facing charges related to the unlawful prescribing of opioids or… Read More »

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The Petty Offense Doctrine: Why You Aren’t Entitled To A Jury

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

The Constitution guarantees that anyone who is accused of a crime has a right to a trial by jury. However, that right is routinely denied to individuals who are accused of “petty” offenses. Of course, in the interests of judicial economy, we could not prosecute every crime that occurred. In most cases, defendants plead… Read More »

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School Teacher Sentenced To Child Pornography Charges

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A former Tallahassee school teacher has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. The school for which he worked assured parents that he was not left alone with students and did not use school computers to acquire the unlawful material. There has been a lot… Read More »

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