Mount Morris, NY asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Would this be considered illegal search and seizure, in the state of Florida? Also, looking for legal advice.

They initiated a traffic stop under the pretense of improper tag but never made a citation for this and ran a dog around the vehicle that supposedly alerted arrested my father, and then allowed the driver to leave without ticket or confiscating the tag.

Also, another thing is, the facility in question, There is Mold in the showers, mold in the air vents, mold in the water pipes, Food is not the correct temperature for consumption (ice cold, inedible)

Starting Thursday, March 16th, there has been no hot water, at all. (It is currently Sunday March 19th)

The issue has yet to be resolved, although many inmates have spoken about the issues. It is 40° outside, and officers have the AC on in the units.

These conditions are extremely inhumane and unexceptable for these inmates housed at this facility, no matter the charge. Who could I contact regarding help w taking legal action against this facility

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You wrote about two separate issues, an arrest and conditions at a detention facility. Regarding the arrest, an attorney would have to review the arrest report and obtain all the facts. Does the arrestee have an attorney? If so, why look for help online? If no attorney, is help needed to obtain one?

Regarding abusive conditions in the detention facility, there are two Fla. non-profit organizations to reach out to, both of which can be found on-line: the Human Rights Defense Center (based in Lake Worth) and the Florida Justice Institute (based in Miami). Hope this helps.

Charles Baron, Hollywood, Fla.

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