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The COVID-19 Pandemic

with Jay Rooth

Published 27th March, 2020 by Joshua Sphere.
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Jay Roger Rooth is a Managing Partner at Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law in Orlando with over 18 years of experience, admitted to the Florida bar on April 17, 2003. His legal areas of expertise include Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, DUI and Personal Injury.

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The local courts and jails are doing everything they can to release as many inmates as possible
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Lawyer Sphere interview with attorney Jay Roger Rooth from Orlando, FL
How is COVID-19 affecting your legal practice, and what recommendations do you have for people needing an attorney in Florida during this time?

The daily arrests have been reduced by 30-40% per day in central Florida and the local courts/jails are doing everything they can to release as many inmates as possible. The last place that anyone wants to be stuck right now are the local jails. I was at the jail this week working to have a client released and was amazed at total disregard for the inmates health. The inmates are still piled into small rooms and forced to sit together on benches directly next to each other. The courthouses and the jails still don’t have hand sanitizer available for inmates, attorneys, witnesses or clerks.

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law is operating through this process. We are available to meet with our clients in person (yes, we sit on opposite sides on the conference table), phone, email or video conferencing. We are taking extraordinary measures to maintain safe distance and have a constant supply of cleaners and hand sanitizer available. Criminal defense work is emotional and personal, so being able to spend time with the clients to work through the details of a case is important. However, we encourage clients or potential clients to conduct a video conference but will meet in person if requested. With the decrease in daily arrests, the loss of jobs and the simple lack of activities in the community, the new criminal cases have significantly been reduced. It's important to make sure all potential clients are aware that your business is open (we have included a special banner on our site mosesandrooth.com) and provide extraordinary service to all potential new clients.

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