Whether your practice involves representing clients predominantly in hearings, trial, or appeals, what lawyers do is as much an art as a science. The purpose of this article is to focus more on the science, specifically perfecting a particular issue on the record during hearings and trial to increase the likelihood of prevailing on appeal should the client be convicted.
The deadline for filing income tax returns was April 15th. With a request for an extension of time plus payment of the taxes due, the return could be filed as late as October 15th. Those who failed to file the return or request an extension can face significant problems.
The failure to file a return carries a penalty of 5% of the amount required to be shown on the tax return for each month, or fraction of a month, that the return is late. This penalty is subject to a maximum of 25%. The failure to pay the tax within the time allowed results in a 0.5% penalty for each month, or fraction of a month, not to exceed 25%. In addition, the IRS charges interest which is compounded daily.
Privacy laws impact everyone who utilizes a recording device in Florida whether they use a smartphone, computer or other electronic equipment capable of recording a conversation. With today’s smartphones, any conversation can be recorded with the touch of a button.
We are proud to announce that once again the Law Offices of Horwitz &
Citro, P.A. has been named a Tier 1 firm in Orlando for Criminal Defense:
General Practice by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"
in 2019. Our sincere congratulations to the dedicated support staff who
help make this recognition possible. Now in it's ninth edition, "Best
Law Firms" uses quantitative data and client surveys resulting in
the most comprehensive guide to legal representation in the United States.
Our new name and logo reflect our growth and success as a firm. Our high standards for handling complex, white-collar defense cases remain the same. We utilize cutting-edge computer litigation support as well as a team of lawyers and paralegals to develop all legal and factual defenses.
The Sixth amendment to the United States Constitution provides that in all criminal prosecutions the accused has the right to a trial by an impartial jury. The Founding Fathers recognized citizens must be protected from abusive prosecutions that are motivated by political considerations or based upon false or insufficient facts.
Bill Cosby originally went to trial almost a year ago, however, he was not convicted. The trial ended in what is called a “hung jury”, which means that the jurors could not agree on a verdict. Some people asked why a second trial was allowed in light of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the United States Constitution. That clause provides that a person cannot be put on trial and punished for the same crime twice. Cosby was put on trial a second time after the first trial ended with a hung jury.
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Vincent A. Citro to Florida's Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Attorney Vincent A. Citro was recently published in Federal Lawyer. The article discusses the importance of updated laws to protect confidentiality, especially in regards to electronically stored communications.
Attorney Mark L. Horwitz was recently published in Portfolio. The publication discusses how failure to file your tax return in a timely manner can result in significant civil & criminal penalties, and may also put your home at risk.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees the right to trial by jury. This right means that no citizen can be deprived of their liberty or property based upon the belief of a prosecutor or a judge alone. The right to trial by jury not only protects the accused but also makes each juror an integral part of the government.
Earlier this year, our very own Vincent Citro received the prestigious Younger Federal Lawyer Award from the Federal Bar Association. This award recognizes Vince as an outstanding professional in his field of expertise on a national level. Vince, along with four others, wear this honor for 2016.
To see more 2016 award winners of the Federal Bar Association, please follow this link to read more.
It was an honor and a privilege to participate on the panel with Senior U.S. District Judge Fawsett and U.S. District Judge Byron to discuss the McCorkle case as part of the program commemorating the 50 years of the Middle District of Florida.
Those of you that attended experienced a rare opportunity to hear the original legal professionals reminisce about one of the most high-profile cases in our District. Attorney Horwitz is proud to serve alongside such pivotal and foremost members of the justice system.
For several weeks leading up to October 15, 2015 accountants were busy preparing tax returns for people who had not filed their 2014 tax returns. While U.S. tax returns are due by April 15th for the previous year, many people need additional time to prepare their returns. In order to get the additional time a request for extension and payment of anticipated tax must be sent to the IRS.
Many people believe that they have the right to record their conversations when talking with someone in person or over the phone. In Florida, however, it can be a felony.
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