Media

September 20, 2011
Florida Defender: Restricted "Employment Purposes Only" Driver's License Now an Option for Certain Multiple DUI Offenders

Legislature Creates "Hard Path Back" to Increase Public Safety. Read more.

Read More
September 15, 2011
Fort Myers Press: New Law will assist felons

On September 13, 2011- Reggie Garcia was featured in the Fort Meyers News Press. Florida taxpayers would be shocked to learn 102,000 inmates reside in our state prison system, untold thousands more in federal prisons and county jails, and 153,000 felons on criminal probation. Why should Floridians pay attention to clemency laws? Well, besides the […]

Read More
September 15, 2011
Prison Legal News: Florida Reenacts Reconstruction-Era Felon Disenfranchisement Rule

According to a study released by the Florida Parole Commission in July 2011, former offenders who had their civil rights restored were less likely to return to prison. The Commission examined 31,000 released prisoners from 2009 to 2010, and found around 11 percent of those who regained their civil rights were re-incarcerated. In contrast, the […]

Read More
September 14, 2011
Reginald Garcia: Clemency, new law will assist felons

On September 13, 2011- Reggie Garcia was featured in the Fort Meyers News Press.Florida taxpayers would be shocked to learn 102,000 inmates reside in our state prison system, untold thousands more in federal prisons and county jails, and 153,000 felons on criminal probation. Why should Floridians pay attention to clemency laws? Well, besides the public […]

Read More
September 5, 2011
Reggie Garcia Talks Clemency in South Florida's Sun-Sentinel

Clemency, new law will assist felons in new life By Reginald R. Garcia August 28, 2011 Floridians have a vested interest in assisting felons who want to re-enter society, become law-abiding citizens and ensure they stay on the straight-and-narrow path. Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet recently approved new clemency rules to require specific waiting […]

Read More
August 30, 2011
August 2011: Reggie Garcia Talks Florida Clemency — Quoted in Miami Herald & St. Petersburg Times

          On August 6th & 7th, Reggie Garcia was quoted on the recent Florida Parole Commission study regarding clemency restoration of civil rights: “This report shows clemency is working very well, as 89 percent of convicted felons granted a second chance have not re-offended,” said Reggie Garcia, a Tallahassee lawyer who […]

Read More
August 30, 2011
Legal Article by Reggie Garcia “Florida Executive Clemency: Seeking Mercy and Justice for Convicted Felons”

Click here to read the May 2011 article Florida Executive Clemency: Seeking Mercy and Justice for Convicted Felons by Reginald R. Garcia, Esq. Florida Governor Rick Scott and the three state-wide elected members of the Florida Cabinet, acting as the Board of Executive Clemency (“the Board”), unanimously approved new clemency rules effective March 9, 2011. […]

Read More
August 30, 2011
Clemency, new law will help felons get licensing and jobs

  Florida’s law-abiding citizens and taxpayers would be shocked to learn there are 102,000 inmates in state prison and thousands more in federal prisons and Florida’s 67 county jails. Another 153,000 felons are on “community supervision,” commonly known as criminal probation. Generally one-third of current state prisoners will be released within the next year, most […]

Read More
August 30, 2011
September 2011

The September edition of Reggie Garcia’s blog on executive clemency, parole and criminal justice issues in Florida. September 1, 2011 — It has been a very busy 6 months in Fla. on these matters: In March the Gov. and Cabinet serving as the “Board of Executive Clemency” unanimously adopted new rules w/ new eligibility periods […]

Read More
Reggie is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
Florida Defender

Mailing address:
Post Office Box 11069
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience

envelope-ophone linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram