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Thomas E. Cushman, P.A., Attorney at Law

Disclaimer: Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.

PRESS RELEASE:
5/29/2014: Freedom of Speech Prevails: NOT GUILTY on All Charges

IN THE NEWS:
1/13/2013: Pro Bono Leaders in St. Johns County (Jax Daily Record)
11/23/2013: Two Gunshots on a Summer Night (New York Times)
11/26/2013: A Death in St. Augustine (PBS Frontline)

NOTABLE ISSUES:

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Trial:

11/21/2007: Skynyrd drummer arrested (St. Augustine Record)
8/25/2009: Skynyrd drummer's trial starts (St. Augustine Record)
8/26/2009: Attorneys debate if drummer broke law (St. Augustine Record)
8/27/2009:  State rests in Pyle case (St. Augustine Record)
8/28/2009: Pyle takes the stand for defense (St. Augustine Record)
8/28/2009:  Former Skynyrd drummer acquitted (Florida Times-Union)
8/29/2009:  Not guilty (St. Augustine Record)
8/29/2009:  Skynyrd to play St. Augustine (St. Augustine Record)
9/27/2009:  Pyle celebrates verdict
 (St. Augustine Record)

Protecting The First Amendment:
9/27/2007: Shutting Out Art? (St. Augustine Record)
10/6/2007: 1st Amendment vs. Flea Market (Florida Times-Union)
3/6/2009:
Artists Sue City of St. Augustine (Historic City News)
8/7/2009: City drops flag-selling charges (St. Augustine Record)
9/25/2010: Take Back Our Old Town Rally (Historic City News)
9/28/2010: Rally-goers want to take back our old town (Historic City News)
8/24/2011: Local artist Greg Travous dies (St. Augustine Record)
9/12/2011: Greg Travous Remembered on Birthday (Historic City News)
9/16/2011: Remembering Suvo: 'Art is not a Crime' (Examiner)

On May 11th, 2009, The Federal Court in Jacksonville issued an injunction stopping the city from enforcing the code they had been using to arrest the artists, concluding that it did, indeed, violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
cityrestrainorder.pdf
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EXAMPLES OF APPEALS:
3/28/2013:  Biller v. State of Florida
12/3/2010:  Fuccio v. Durso
2/4/2005: Edwards v. State

 













    
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Thomas E. Cushman, P.A.
222 San Marco Ave., Suite C, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084
Phone (904) 826-0220 - Toll Free (800) 526-0220 - Fax (904) 826-0445
Office Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday


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