Landlord-Tenant Law: Self-Help Eviction

Attorney from law firm Allen & Arcadier, of Melbourne, Florida, discusses landlord-tenant law issue of self-help eviction.

Allen & Arcadier, P.A., practices Employment Law and Business Law. We also have divisions for Criminal Law, Tax Law, Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Property Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury Law.

Allen & Arcadier, P.A.
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West Melbourne, FL 32904
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Wayne L. Allen, JD, LLM
Maurice Arcadier, JD, MBA

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The Tragic Case of Rachel Hoffman

After being caught twice with a “baggie” of marijuana, 23-year old Rachel Hoffman was reportedly told by police in Tallahassee, Florida that she would go to prison for four years unless she became an undercover informant.
Parents say police used their daughter as bait to catch drug dealers.

The young woman, a recent graduate of Florida State University, was murdered during a botched sting operation two months ago.

Her case will be profiled Friday on 20/20.

“The idea of waging a war on drugs is to protect people and here it seems like we’re putting people in harm’s way,” said Lance Block, a lawyer hired by Rachel’s parents.

The Florida Attorney General’s office says it is reviewing the procedures and protocol of the Tallahassee police.

Rachel’s case also has raised new questions about state and federal laws related to marijuana possession.

“I’m calling her a criminal,” Tallahassee police chief Dennis Jones told 20/20, who maintains that both drug dealers and drug users are considered criminals to his department.
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Under Florida law, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony.

Rachel was also found in possession of two ecstasy pills, a felony under Florida law no matter the quantity because it “has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”

The Tallahassee police chief says Rachel was suspected of selling drugs and she was rightly treated as a criminal.

“That’s my job as a police chief to find these criminals in our community and take them off the street, to make the proper arrests,” Jones told 20/20.

Rachel’s case also is raising questions about how police recruit and use informants in undercover operations.

“There need to be some safeguards here,” said Block, the Hoffman family lawyer.

The young woman received no training before being sent to an undercover meeting to buy a large amount of drugs and a handgun from two suspects.

Police says Rachel was killed by the very handgun she was supposed to buy.

“I don’t think she understood the risk or danger that she was in,” said Block.

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Right to Marry Star Missed by Fox News?

When the town council in Fort Myers Beach, Florida recently fired its city manager, Scott Janke, after finding out he had married a “porn star,” although the coverage on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” was extensive enough to include one of their own infamous erotic montages, the legal analysis from lawyers Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl seemed to be missing mention of an important constitutional right as I show in this video.

The recent clips from the Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” were taken from a segment broadcast on July 28, 2009, that you can find online at http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7486882

The clip of Megyn Kelly from last years’ Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” was broadcast on May 15, 2008, and is part of my video titled “Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in O’Reilly No Spin Zone?” that you can find on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGXuhwLYVI

In addition, you can find the full text of the US Supreme Court case that I quote in this video, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), at http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=388&invol=1

And, finally, as always, you can find DOZENS and DOZENS more examples of Fox News bias on my Fox News bias playlist on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D

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Legal Headline News – Toyota Settlement, Florida Gay Adoption Ruling, Teresa Lewis Execution

Legal Headline News discusses the Toyota Settlement, Florida Gay Adoption Ruling, Teresa Lewis Execution.

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