Why do we see so many 'Florida Man' stories in the news? - I am Brian Leifert, a criminal defense attorney with the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert, answering questions about criminal laws, the rights of the accused and access to public recor...
Good afternoon Reddit! My name is Brian Leifert and I am a Florida criminal defense attorney (https://www.leifertlaw.com/our-firm/brian-leifert/) at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert. I am a former prosecutor and have vast experience in Florida’s criminal justice system. Access to public records laws in Florida make it easier for journalists to obtain information about arrests. With easier access to information, we see a large number of ‘Florida man’ news articles.
Here is my proof (https://www.facebook.com/LeifertLaw/photos/a.10152599142731559/10158691307401559/), my website (https://www.leifertlaw.com/), and information on the topic (https://www.oxygen.com/florida-man-murders/crime-news/why-are-there-florida-man-stories-sunshine-laws-explained)
The purpose of this Ask Me Anything is to discuss freedom of information laws and the rights of the accused in Florida. My responses should not be taken as legal advice.
Mr. Leifert will be answering questions from 2 PM - 3 PM EST today, Friday, September 24.