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Each lawyer in this firm has more than 25 years experience practicing criminal defense in Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas, including Alachua, Levy, Bradford, Union and Gilchrist Counties.

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Gainesville, FL 32609
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1st Amendment Ruling Upholds Right of Citizens to Record Police Behavior

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of a Massachusetts district court that denied immunity from suit to police officers for arresting a man who video recorded their arrest of a person on the Boston Common.  Given the public nature of their job and the public setting of the arrest that was being filmed, the federal appellate court spurned their claim that they should be immune from suit for arresting and jailing the videographer for a felony.

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September 2, 1885, White Miners Murder 28 Chinese Coworkers - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 2, in 1885, white miners working for the Union Pacific coal mine in Rock Springs, Wyoming, rioted and attacked their Chinese coworkers, killing 28, wounding 15 others, and driving several hundred more out of town.  Seventy-nine homes of the Chinese workers were burned to the ground.

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September 1, 1807, Aaron Burr Acquitted of Committing Treason - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 1, in 1807, Aaron Burr was acquitted of committing treason against the United States.

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August 31, 1985, Serial Killer Richard Munoz Ramirez Captured - Today In Crime History

On this date in crime history, August 31, 1985: Richard Munoz Ramirez, know as the "The Walk-in Killer" and the "Night Stalker", was captured and beaten by a mob in East Los Angeles, California.

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August 30, 1850, Harvard Doctor Executed In Boston’s Leverett Square - Today in Crime History

On this day, August 30, in 1850, Harvard instructor, Dr. John W. Webster, was executed for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, a descendant of one of Boston's richest families. The murder of Dr. Parkman became a highly publicized crime, investigation and trial that shocked the city of Boston due to the crime's gruesome nature and the high social status of the victim and murderer.

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August 29, 2003, Jeffrey Lee Parson Arrested For Creating A Computer Worm Virus - Today In Crime History

On this day, August  29, 2003, eighteen year old Jeffrey Lee Parson was arrested for creating, a variant of "Blaster," a virus-like computer worm that spread on computers running the Microsoft operating systems during August 2003.

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August 27, 1964, Edward Kemper Begins His Life As a Serial Killer - Today In Crime History

On this day, August 27, in 1964: Fifteen-year-old Edmund Kemper III murdered his grandparents, beginning his life as a serial killer.

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Drinking Alcohol in Public: Unlawful in Gainesville

Although it remains a violation of law in the city limits of Gainesville to either possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container or to publicly consume an alcoholic beverage, a change in the law earlier this year may affect the manner in which this ordinance is enforced.

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August 26, 1968, Chicago Police Ruthlessly Attack Vietnam War Protesters - Today In Crime History

On August 26, 1968, as the Democratic National Convention got underway in Chicago, thousands of antiwar demonstrators took to Chicago's streets to protest the Vietnam War and its support by the top Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

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August 25, 1896: Outlaw Bill Doolin Is Killed - Today In Crime History

On this day, August 25, 1896, infamous outlaw William “Bill” Doolin was killed by law enforcement in a burst of shot gun and rifle fire.

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August 24, 1981, Mark David Chapman Sentenced for Murdering John Lennon - Today In Crime History

On this day, August 24, in 1981: Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

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August 23, 1927: Sacco and Vanzetti are executed - Today In Crime History

Despite worldwide demonstrations in support of their innocence, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for murder on this day, August 23, in 1927.

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August 22, 1971 - Camden Vietnam War Protesters Arrested - Today In Crime History

Vietnam War Protesters Arrested

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Judge Declares Florida Drug Law Unconstitutional

Today U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven declared Florida’s controlled substances law unconstitutional.

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