ST AUGUSTINE, Fla.
- March 26, 2014
-- Attorney Clyde M. Taylor, Jr., of Taylor & Taylor Attorneys in St. Augustine, attended a recent seminar presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, called “Death is Different.” This was the 20th
edition of an intensive training seminar about defending capital cases, and focused upon the legal issues and challenges for the defense attorney in death penalty cases. Mr. Taylor is a premier criminal defense lawyer with offices located in St. Augustine, FL. He has personally tried more than 200 cases, and has achieved “not guilty” verdicts in a high percentage of those cases.
The “Death is Different” seminar was focused upon the specific challenges that criminal lawyers face in capital murder cases in which the death penalty could be imposed. The topics covered in the seminar include recent insights and strategies in jury selection, as well personality assessment, forensic scientific breakthroughs, and information to assist criminal lawyers in working effectively with expert witnesses. There was information presented about resolving wrongful convictions, and updates on case law from the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court that could impact capital murder cases or other death penalty cases or appeals.
Representing a defendant that faces the death penalty could be considered to be the most important of all defenses; the defendant’s life is literally in the hands of the defense lawyer. Mr. Taylor has the highest level of commitment to the clients he represents, and is very involved in remaining current with any changes in law and recent successful strategies to assist a defendant to avoid the death penalty. He is one of just a few Florida attorneys that is approved to represent defendants facing death penalty trials, as well as to act as counsel in death row inmate appeals and post-conviction motions.
Defeating the death penalty is a critical matter, as there are many cases on record in which a defendant faced the death penalty and was later found to have been wrongfully convicted. He is a zealous advocate for those facing the death penalty, and his attendance at the “Death is Different” seminar is part of his ongoing efforts to provide the most effective defense counsel possible to his clients who are facing the death penalty.
You can find out more about Mr. Taylor, and his firm, Taylor & Taylor Attorneys at their website, http://www.taylor-taylor-law.com