Robert Sirianni, Jr.

Robert Sirianni, Jr.

Brownstone, P.A.

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Florida’s Governor Rick Scott Agrees to Support Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Extract for Medical Use

Florida governor Rick Scott has indicated he will sign a law legalizing a certain form of marijuana for medical use. As an Florida appeals attorney can explain, this represents a victory for proponents of medical marijuana...more

6/10/2014 - Marijuana Medical Marijuana Proposed Legislation

Colorado’s Marijuana Sales are Skyrocketing

It hasn’t been long since Colorado officially legalized marijuana, and within a short time period, marijuana sales are already flourishing. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, in March alone, retail taxes on...more

6/9/2014 - Department of Revenue Job Creation Marijuana Retail Market Tax Revenues

Lawyers for O.J. Simpson File Latest Appeal to Overturn 2007 Robbery Conviction

In perhaps the most famous murder trial in American history, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and Ron Goldman in 1995. Today, his lawyer’s claim the notoriety from that infamous trial impeded his right to a...more

6/6/2014 - Appeals Convictions OJ Simpson

Brevard Judge Accused of Punching Public Defender

When Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock entered the courtroom yesterday, he may have been prepared to exchange some verbal blows if needed with Judge John Murphy, but probably not the physical kind. In a showdown not...more

6/5/2014 - Assault

Chuck Yeager Tackles Numerous Legal Battles

After spending the better part of his life accomplishing what most men could only dream of, the legendary General Charles “Chuck” Yeager has been locked up with legal issues for the past few years. Once admired for being a...more

6/3/2014 - Attorney's Fees Property Owners

Still Awaiting Justice for Colorado’s Horrific Movie Theater Shooting

On July 20, 2012 the entire Nation was struck with terror when news stations on almost every channel reported the mass shooting that occurred in a Colorado movie theater during the midnight screening of the movie The Dark...more

6/2/2014 - Aurora James Holmes Mass Shootings

5 Things You Didnt Know About Habeas Corpus Relief

“Habeas corpus” is a term that originated in English common law. It is meant to protect individuals from being illegally imprisoned. Someone held in custody can file a petition requiring the custodian to provide adequate...more

5/29/2014 - Habeas Corpus Suspension Clause

OSHA Wins Victory in Seaworld Case Involving Death of Trainer

Sea World has been at the center of a firestorm of publicity after the death of killer whale trainer, Dawn Brancheau, in 2010. Ms. Brancheau’s death was featured in the documentary film, “Blackfish.” She was apparently...more

5/29/2014 - Bodily Injury Employer Liability Issues OSHA Safety Precautions Wrongful Death

Big Meech Searches for Clemency

In 2005, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began indicting members of the Black Mafia Family (BMF) in connection with a multi-state drug distribution ring, targeting over 150 members of the gang. Having strong connections...more

5/29/2014 - Criminal Conspiracy Cross-Border DEA Drug Trafficking Gang Members Illegal Drugs

Deathrow Inmate Loses Appeal But State Is Not Yet Equipped to Execute Him

The Facts Leading Up to Ryan’s Conviction - Michael Ryan was convicted of the brutal torture and murder of James Thimm in 1985. Ryan, a cult survivalist leader at the time, was also convicted of killing a...more

5/28/2014 - Appeals Criminal Prosecution Death Penalty Death Row Inmates

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Reinstate Arizona Law Criminalizing the Harbor of Illegal Immigrants

The Background of Arizona’s Immigration Reform - Arizona has been a bellwether state in terms of immigration reform. In 2010, the Arizona legislature passed a sweeping immigration package, which was then signed into law...more

5/24/2014 - Criminal Penalties Criminalization Immigration Reform Safe Harbors SCOTUS Undocumented Immigrants

Post-Conviction Relief – Why a Guilty Verdict Doesnt Mean the Fight is Over

A guilty verdict at trial seems like the end of what has likely been a long, and difficult process. The period awaiting trial may feel interminable; what happens after is sometimes a longer road with even more unknowns. But...more

5/23/2014 - Appeals Appellate Review Convictions Criminal Prosecution Post-Conviction Relief

Defendant Appeals 2013 Conviction of 1950s Murder

An appeal was recently filed in the murder case involving victim Maria Ridulph. John Daniel McCollough was convicted in 2012 of the 1957 slaying, making it one of the oldest cold cases ever prosecuted. An Illinois appeals...more

5/22/2014 - Appeals Criminal Appeals Murder

Convicted Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky Loses Latest Appeal

A Pennsylvania appellate court has denied former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest appeal. Sandusky was convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault and related charges in 2012 in a case that resulted in the ousting...more

5/20/2014 - Appeals Jerry Sandusky

How a Conflict of State and Local Laws Can Muddy Open Carry Laws

A Texas Federal Appeals Attorney Discusses Texas’s Open Carry Law - Texas is one of a few states that has an “open carry” law, at least as it relates to long guns or rifles. This means that in some circumstances it may be...more

5/14/2014 - Gun Laws

3 Reasons Why Florida Property Owners Need Title Insurance

If you’ve never purchased a home or other property before, the learning curve can seem overwhelmingly steep. There are forms to sign, authorizations to give, and a seemingly never ending list of questions to answer. Florida...more

5/14/2014 - Chain of Title Heirs Judgment Liens Liens Property Owners Title Insurance

TWA Flight 800 Documentary

In light of the recent disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, Netflix recently added a documentary on the nearly 20-year-old TWA Flight 800 disaster. The documentary, called simply, “TWA Flight 800,” was originally...more

5/12/2014 - Airlines Airplane Accidents

Constitutional Rights to Flash Headlights

We’ve all seen cars that flash their headlights to warn fellow drivers of a nearby police officer. While this practice may be annoying to law enforcement, an appeals attorney can explain to you why flashing your headlights...more

5/12/2014 - ACLU First Amendment

Federal Ruling Keeps Ohio’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage In Play For Now

State and federal courts have ping-ponged the issue of state same-sex marriage bans in recent months. As an Ohio appeals attorney can explain, Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage will stay in effect at least for the time being....more

5/12/2014 - Same-Sex Marriage State and Local Government

Colorado Rally Celebrates Legalization of Marijuana and Results in Many Arrests

Last month, Colorado citizens held a rally to celebrate the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. As a Colorado appeals lawyer can explain, the law places restrictions on where the drug may be smoked. Many violated...more

5/9/2014 - Marijuana Public Property

6 Tips To Help You Purchase Your Next Home

1. Before you begin looking for a home, get yourself pre-approved - Who wants to look at houses when at the end of the day, you will never be able to swing the payment? Contacting a mortgage professional will give you...more

5/8/2014 - Accredited Investors Inspections Mortgage Loan Inspections Mortgages Pre-approval Real Estate Agents School Districts

John McAfee: Brilliant Anti-Virus Software Creator or Murderer?

In the late 1980s and into the early 1990s, when the computer industry started booming, and Silicon Valley became what it is today – a technology Mecca – there was Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and the rest of the internet...more

5/7/2014

The BFF Killers

Skylar Neese was a 16-year-old, straight-A student at University High School in Star City, West Virginia. She was the only daughter of Dave and Mary Neese who not only excelled academically, but also in her job at a local...more

5/5/2014 - Conspiracies Evidence Murder

Cattle Battle on Federal Land Likely Avoided

An anticipated showdown between a Nevada cattle rancher and the federal government will likely pass without the violence and fanfare many anti-government groups had been hoping. The background of this fight stemmed from the...more

5/5/2014 - Bureau of Land Management Cattle Endangered Species

‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law Struck Down

North Dakota had passed the country’s strictest abortion law, prohibiting abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat could be detected. However, a federal judge stepped in and blocked the state from enforcing the law that could...more

5/1/2014 - Abortion Heartbeat Bill

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