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Don't mess with Texas.....or cut school even if
you're an honor student with two jobs

A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again. Judge Lanny Moriarty said last month Diane Tran was in his Justice of the Peace court for truancy and he warned her then to stop missing school. But she recently missed classes again so Wednesday he issued a summons and had her arrested in open court when she appeared. Tran said she works a full-time job, a part-time job and takes advanced placement and dual credit college level...

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Is it better for 10 guilty men to go free or for 2,000
innocent people to go to prison?

In 1984, two North Carolina girls, age 4 and 6, were molested. They told police their abuser was Sylvester Smith, who was dating the mother of one of the girls, and he went to prison for the crime.

Twenty years later, the victims recanted, saying their grandmother told them to blame Smith, and his conviction was overturned.

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Balaguera Law Firm - Press/Articles - The Palm Beach Post

Sheriff's deputies violated nurses' rights
by demanding blood tests, judge rules

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies have been violating the constitutional rights of nurses by threatening them with arrest if the hospital workers didn't draw blood from suspected drunken drivers, a federal magistrate has ruled.

In a case involving a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Magistrate James Hopkins said...

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Balaguera Law Firm - Press/Articles - Daily News

Drop George Zimmerman's murder charge

New evidence suggests Trayvon Martin's killer acted in self-defense

A medical report by George Zimmerman's doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.

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Balaguera Law Firm - Press/Articles - Miami Herald

Legal Fight Over Deportation Warnings
Heating Up In South Florida

Gabriel Hernandez arrived in the United States from Nicaragua when he was 2 years old. Now 30 and a legal resident, he boasts a bachelor's degree and works as a successful computer network administrator for a Miami bank group.

There is one blemish on his record. At 19, he was arrested on charges of selling LSD.

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The court will be deciding whether Juror Demartin's misconduct warrants a new trial for Polo Mogul John Goodman.

Wellington polo mogul John Goodman's Friday sentencing on his DUI-manslaughter conviction now hangs on the words of a juror who conducted a drinking experiment the night before voting guilty.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath, who is set to decide a prison sentence up to 30 years, issued an order Tuesday.

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Balaguera Law Firm - Press/Articles - Sun Sentinel

Please be safe on the road and watch the road rage......
the police are watching.

State troopers are on the hunt this week for the all-too-common South Florida driver: one who speeds, tailgates and weaves dangerously in and out of lanes.

This week, the Florida Highway Patrol has stepped up ticketing of aggressive car and truck drivers on Florida highways.

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