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September 22, 2017
Tallahassee Democrat: Opinion: For deaf inmate Felix Garcia, justice could come next week Reggie Garcia, My View

After 36 years incarcerated for a murder he so clearly did not commit, this Wednesday a deaf, innocent man will get another chance for parole. It’s time for a terrible injustice to finally be corrected. Read more.

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September 1, 2017
SaintPetersBlog: Is this the year Felix Garcia goes free?

A deaf man from Tampa who claims innocence for his role in a 1981 murder will be back up for parole Tuesday. Felix Garcia, who turns 56 next month, is serving a life sentence in the death of Joseph Tramontana Jr.  His case will again go before the Florida Commission on Offender Review, which will […]

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August 19, 2017
Florida Politics: Advocates push for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons at Tampa Tiger Bay Forum

This summer, the Tampa Tiger Bay Club has bypassed its normal practice of asking politicians to come into its den. Instead, the civic-minded organization has invited speakers to discuss some of the pressing issues facing Florida. “Executive clemency is the governor’s constitutional power to grant mercy,” said Reggie Garcia, a clemency attorney and lobbyist based […]

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August 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Times: Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies.  But getting that done, they said, will take a constitutional amendment given the reluctance of the state Cabinet and Legislature […]

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July 21, 2017
WCTV: O.J. Simpson eyeing return to Florida once released

Florida is in a group of 30 states which regularly transfers prison inmates and parolees between their boarders. But, parole expert Reggie Garcia says with such a high profile figure, things could get tricky.  Read more.

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March 13, 2017
WCTV: Lobbyist - How Much Influence Do They Have

Attorney and Lobbyist Reggie Garcia appeared on Law Call to discuss Lobbyist and Our Government, as well as answer questions from citizens. During the show, Reggie explained what lobbyist are (some are attorneys, some are not), how lobbying affects the government and citizens, and more.  Read more.

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November 15, 2016
The Florida Bar Daily News Summary Criminal Justice Issues: Florida must look at parole in new ways

Column by lawyer and lobbyist Reggie Garcia. He represents clients in parole, executive clemency and other criminal justice matters before Florida's executive and legislative branches. "Though parole once was a prominent feature of Florida's criminal justice system, its phaseout began in 1983, when the state Supreme Court established sentencing guidelines that applied to all felonies, […]

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October 17, 2016
Tallahassee Democrat: 2 Lobbyist Debate Florida Pot Amendment

We’re discussing Amendment 2, which is on the ballot in November and would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.  Moderator James Call is talking with Reggie Garcia (pro) and Barney Bishop (anti). Please post questions for the panelists below in the comments.  This event is part of the USA TODAY Network’s Facebook Live 2016 series. See […]

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September 26, 2016
Capitol News Service: Amendment 2 battle about to get hot

Proponent Reggie Garcia says voters shouldn’t be fooled by the claims made in the slick mailer or on TV.  “There’s ten very specific debilitating medical conditions, so we think there’s a lot of safeguards to trust our doctors” says the Yes on 2 spokesman. Read more.

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