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According To The Florida Bar, Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers Are Specialists.

Compare Tampa criminal defense attorneys in the chart below:

Florida Attorney’s Name Is This Attorney Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law?
W. F. Casey Ebsary, Jr.Board Certified Criminal
Trial Lawyer
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
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This information is current as of December 12, 2015. Please check here to see if any of the Criminal Defense Lawyers in this list have since become Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers.

Criminal Trial Lawyer Certification by the Numbers

 

  • 5 years of the Actual Practice of Law
  • 25 Criminal Trials
  • 4 Lawyers Peer review
  • 2 Judges Peer review
  • 45 Hours Additional Training
  • 50 Question Examination followed by
  • 5 Essay Questions on Exam
  • 12 Members Criminal Law Certification Committee review Applicants
  • 1 Criminal Trial Court Memorandum
  • 30 Percent of Legal Practice Involves Criminal Trials

Topics are covered on the Criminal Law Examination Include:

 

  • Rules of criminal procedure;
  • Rules of evidence;
  • Grand jury, immunity, and investigations;
  • Pretrial motion practice and discovery;
  • Statutes which define crimes;
  • Sentencing ;
  • Statutes of limitations;
  • Probation violations;
  • Trial situations;
  • Postconviction,
  • Federal habeas,
  • Appellate practice;
  • Ethics;
  • Search and seizure;
  • Fifth Amendment issues;
  • Sixth Amendment issues;
  • Jury selection;
  • Examination and confrontation of witnesses;
  • Attorney-Client privilege.

“While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Florida Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist.” Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.”

Compare Tampa Criminal Defense Attorneys Sources:

 

http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/CertSect.nsf/CertificationPamphlets/Criminal+Trial
Rule Reg Fla Bar 6-8.3 (Criminal Trial Law: Minimum Standards)
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Busted on Social Media – Police Video

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Busted on Social Media
Gang busted on Social Media. According to police: The gangs were taunting on Facebook, bragging about shootings online. The gangs allegedly used social media to intimidate witnesses and others, calling them snitches and stating that if they cooperated with law enforcement  they would be “taken care of.” Possible 25 year penalties for the 25 that were busted using social media. Social media led to their demise, as cops monitored and befriended the suspects.

Criminal Defense – Florida Employee Drug Testing Unconstitutional

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Criminal Defense Attorney has just obtained the full text of a Florida Federal District Court ruling on employee drug testing. The court found where there is no legitimate safety concern, drug testing without probable cause violated the Fourth Amendment.
Case Excerpt:
Great news for Employees subjected to Florida Employee Drug Testing  – Unconstitutional Court says, “The [employee’s] Union here asks for a permanent injunction, which requires three elements: 1) there was a legal violation; (2) there is a serious risk of continuing irreparable injury if an injunction is not granted; and (3) there are no adequate remedies at law. (citation omitted). Here, the Court finds that the EO [Executive Order 11-58], as applied to current employees at the covered agencies, is violative of the Fourth Amendment, and that these employees will suffer irreparable harm if subjected to it.” Defense Attorney Courtesy Copy of Complete Employee Drug Testing Opinion is here.

Drug Testing Problem? Call Casey at 813-222-2220 .

Criminal Defense for University of South Florida Students and Faculty


Tampa Attorney Casey Ebsary is available to help with Criminal Defense for University of South Florida Students and Faculty. At USF there is  Student Code of Conduct that the University officials attempt to enforce, even for activities that are not on campus. There are 23 separate offenses that can cause the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to take action against a Student.  Criminal Defense Help is available to prepare for these disciplinary proceedings. In fact, I just spent a day helping a student. Initially, one University does not allow counsel to appear, but we still can help prepare a strategy. The deadlines to respond to these proceedings are tight. The criminal charges that cause the University to take action may not even have been filed. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities enforces, “USF System rules, policies and regulations.” Notably, ” Students accused of a crime may be prosecuted under the appropriate jurisdiction and also disciplined under the Student Code of Conduct.”

USF Student Code of Conduct

Discipline for Off Campus Activity

“USF System jurisdiction and discipline extends to conduct which occurs on USF System premises or which adversely affects the USF System community and/or the pursuit of its mission. Specifically, USF System officials may initiate disciplinary charges for conduct off campus when the behavior relates to the good name of the USF System; the integrity of the educational process; or the safety and welfare of the USF System community, either in its public personality or in respect to individuals within it; or violates state or federal law.”

Criminal Defense for University of South Florida Students and Faculty



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Discipline For Non Arrest Events

“USF System disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with conduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and the Student Code of Conduct without regard to the pending civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under the Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus at the discretion of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Determinations made or sanction(s) imposed as a result of the Student Code of Conduct process shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation(s) of USF System policies were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant.” 

Student Help Needed? Call Casey at 813-222-2220

Law Office of W.F. ”Casey” Ebsary, Jr. 

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 222-2220   (877) 793-9290 centrallaw.com


University of Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

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University of Tampa Student Criminal Defense Help
University of Tampa Student Criminal Defense Help is available to prepare for disciplinary proceedings. In fact I just spent to day helping a student. Initially, the University does not allow counsel to appear, but we still can help prepare a strategy. The deadlines to respond to these proceedings are tight. The criminal charges that cause the University to take action may not even have been filed.

The Notice of action by the University of Tampa’s administration may come in the form of an email that reads:
You have been charged with a violation of University policy.  During your scheduled pre-hearing, you will receive a copy of the Incident Report Form which describes the alleged violation(s).  We would recommend you review the relevant articles of the code of conduct outlined below. . . .
This interview is mandatory whether you plan to state that you are responsible or not responsible for the violation.  Failure to attend the schedule appointment will result in an automatic $50 fine and will be considered an indication that (a) you do not wish the benefit of a hearing, (b) you are responsible for all charges, and (c) you will accept sanctions as imposed by the hearing officer.  Students who miss their appointments without prior notice will not be rescheduled.
During this interview, you will be advised of the disciplinary process.  If the report is accurate and you take responsibility for your actions, your case will not go before a student conduct board unless the hearing officer deems it necessary.  If you believe you are not responsible for the violation or if a hearing officer believes it is necessary for you to appear before a student conduct board, s/he will schedule your hearing for the next available date.
Prior to your pre-hearing, please review the student rights and responsibilities found at www.ut.edu/studentconduct. 
Fake ID’s are a concern of the University of Tampa, whether they are used on or off campus. Here is an excerpt from the University’s rules:

A. All students are expected to correctly identify themselves at all times and present this information courteously upon request by a University official or by a law enforcement officer.


B. A University I.D. card is to be used only by its owner. This card may not be loaned, sold, fabricated, altered or transferred.

C. The possession, use, manufacture or sale of falsified government issued or altered identification cards are strictly prohibited. The state of Florida considers the possession and use of fake identification cards as felony offenses.

Criminal Defense Attorney helping a student at the University of Tampa in Tampa Florida near downtown Tampa on Google+ .
University of Tampa Student Help Needed? Call Casey at 813-222-2220

Accidental Smuggler | Junk in the Trunk

Nerd Smugglers Key Codes

Federal Criminal Defense Source has supplied us with an Affidavit from Federal Law Enforcement that outlines how drug smugglers would obtain electronic key codes using the Vehicle Identification Numbers. They would then use the keys to open the trunk to stuff drugs in the trunk outside of the United States, and retrieve them from the vehicle after it had returned to the United States.



Drugs in the Trunk? How Did That Get in There?

“The FBI has uncovered an elaborate drug smuggling scheme along the U.S., Mexican border. It involves G.P.S. devices, duplicate keys, duffel bags stuffed with drugs and regular commuters used as mules” according to a television news report, see video below.

A Doctor and several other unsuspecting people were arrested at the border after cops found some vehicles to have the drugs in the trunk. All the drivers claimed to not know there was 200 pounds of weed in the trunk. Charges are pending against the smugglers. Excerpts from the Affidavit are below. Smugglers call these unsuspecting folks “blind mules.”
Accidental Smuggler | FBI Arrests Marijuana Blind Mules

The affidavit details the use of blind mules to run drugs from Juarez to El Paso. It’s public record in a case out of El Paso, Texas and was filed July 1, 2011.

Electronic Key Codes and Smuggling Excerpts From FBI DEA Agent Affidavit:
Based on the information provided by [Confidential Source] CS-1, the locksmith [they] were using was specifically identified. Throughout the remainder of this Affidavit, this locksmith is referred to as LOCKSMITH A.
13. On 06/17/2011, we interviewed an El Paso, Texas-based licensed locksmith, {not LOCKSMITH A). This licensed locksmith informed us that there were several “key code source” companies that have the capability to provide vehicle key cut codes to licensed locksmiths based on the provision of the VIN by the licensed locksmith, This licensed locksmith further informed us that, as a result of differing standards and policies amongst vehicle manufacturers, “key code source” companies have varied abilities to provide key cut codes depending on the vehicle make and model. For example, this locksmith stated that most “key code source” companies had very limited access to key cut codes for most XXXX key cut codes, but had widely available access to XXXX key cut codes.
14. Texas Department of Public Safety records indicate that LOCKSMITH A is a licensed Texas locksmith with a license expiring on 12/31/2011. Based on the information described in this paragraph and in paragraph 13 above, I believe that LOCKSMITH A has access to one or more “key code source” companies and therefore has the ability to obtain vehicle key cut codes for vehicles, especially Ford vehicles, solely by providing a VIN to one or more of these “key code source” companies.
I have reviewed the information from this database with respect to a single user account (hereafter referred to as USER ACCOUNT A) from a XXXX Dealership located in Dallas, Texas. This information indicates that the following vehicle key codes were pulled by USER ACCOUNT A:
27. Per XXXX Motor Company, USER ACCOUNT A has pulled/accessed 5,321 vehicle key codes in the last 18 months, approximately 10 key codes per day. Also based on my review of this information, USER ACCOUNT A has pulled vehicle key codes for XXXX vehicles which are registered all over the United States, not just in Dallas, Texas. Based on the high volume of key codes pulled, as well as the geographic dispersion of the registered locations of the associated vehicles, I believe that USER ACCOUNT A is being utilized to provide vehicle key codes to one or more “key code source” companies as described in paragraph 13 above,
28. In order to corroborate CS-l’s information with respect to LOCKSMITH A, and to confirm the link between LOCKSMITH A and USER ACCOUNT A, we tasked an Individual to go to LOCKSMITH A and request that LOCKSMITH A make a copy of a XXXX vehicle key, solely based on the provision of the VIN for that . . . .  vehicle.
LOCKSMITH A employee informed the Individual that the key would only work to get in to the car, but would not start it.
30. On 06/27/2011, we received confirmation from [the manufacturer’s] Global Investigations Department that on 06/24/2011, at approximately 12:22 PM (10:22 PM Mountain Time), USER ACCOUNT A pulled/accessed the TEST VIN for the 2006 [vehicle]. The TEST VIN was therefore pulled/accessed by USER ACCOUNT A during the relevant timeframe that the Individual provided the TEST VIN to the employee at LOCKSMITH A.
[B]y utilizing keys made by LOCKSMITH A and by victimizing individuals whom they have caused to unwittingly smuggle drugs, have violated Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841 and 846, Possession with Intent to Distribute a controlled substance, namely 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and Conspiracy to possess with the intent to Distribute controlled substance, namely 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.
Did Someone Hide Drugs in Your Car? Call me Toll Free 1-877-793-9290 .

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