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Author: Don Pumphrey, Jr.

Florida Doctor Arrested After Sexual Assault Allegations

November 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Two women have come forward in accusing a Naples doctor of raping them while receiving medical procedures. Both women claim to have been put out of consciousness prior to the incident resulting in the sexual battery of a physically helpless person. This article will provide information on the case along with details on sexual battery charges in Florida. What was …

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Off-Duty Officer Arrested for DUI

November 29, 2022 Drunk Driving/DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances can carry extensive consequences in Florida. A recent case in Florida shows the outcome of an off-duty officer who was driving while intoxicated by over three times the legal limit. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on DUI offenses in Florida.  What was the Case? Leopold …

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Camp Counselor Arrested for Entering Teens’ Cabin

November 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

When people imagine a burglary, it is usually based off of pop-culture or TV references of someone in all black sneaking into a home. In Florida, burglary charges are more complicated than that and have different penalties depending on the type of environment where the “burglary” occurred.   This article will provide information on burglary charges for an occupied dwelling, …

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Motion to Recuse a Judge

November 25, 2022 Criminal Defense

Throughout the duration of the Parkland Shooting trial, we’ve covered several issues brought on by the case. As the first-ever trial for a mass school shooter, the trial was widely viewed by the public. Since the trial and sentencing phases have now both been completed, Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer drew criticism from the defense team—specifically for hugging members of …

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Foster Parent Sentenced to 170 Years for Child Exploitation

November 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

A Sanford man has just been sentenced to 170 years in prison for secretly recording and abusing his foster children. An investigation was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Sanford Police Department, and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. We will provide information from the case, along with information on child pornography charges in Florida. What was the Case? …

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19 French Bulldog Puppies Taken from Florida Home – Grand Theft Charges

November 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

An ongoing case in Hillsborough County is seeking information about a theft case involving puppies worth more than $100,000. Four people have since been arrested for the burglary, but only 6 out of 19 puppies have been found. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on Dealing in Stolen Property charges in Florida and some possible …

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Defendant Takes Plea Deal in 40-Year-Old Case

November 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A cold case is a crime that has not yet been fully resolved and is not the subject of a current criminal investigation. Cold cases can include unsolved murders, long-term missing persons or unidentified persons, undetermined deaths, and open sexual assault cases. With the creation of new technology, detectives work towards piecing together cold cases to hopefully charge the alleged …

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Court Upholds Conviction and Death Sentence in 2015 Murder-for-Hire Case

November 21, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A murder-for-hire case from over seven years ago just had its newest update, with the Florida Supreme Court upholding the conviction of the victim’s husband. After a motion was denied for retrial, the Florida man will remain on death row and keep his death penalty sentence. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on Spencer hearings …

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Man Fled from Police Due to “Having a Bad Day”

November 21, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

When a police officer signals their sirens or lights behind a driver, it is the universal sign to pull over. However, not every driver complies with this traffic law. When a person attempts to outrun the police in a vehicle, they can be charged with fleeing to elude an officer in Florida. One recent case shows the outcome of a …

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