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Author: Don Pumphrey, Jr.

Animal Cruelty Charges – Mail Carrier Catches Miami Man Punching Dog

March 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

A person who chooses to physically harm an animal in Florida can face felony charges of animal cruelty. Florida authorities insist on protecting animals who cannot speak up for nor protect themselves. Therefore, there are specific penalties set in place for those who abuse animals. In one recent case, a Miami man is facing felony charges for animal cruelty after …

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When Neglect Turns to Abuse – Broward Man Faces 29 Charges for Animal Neglect and Cruelty

March 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

When someone commits to owning an animal, whether as a pet or for commercial purposes, there are expected needs to be fulfilled. This includes providing the animal with food, water, and shelter, and refraining from treating it in an inhumane manner. If anyone fails to do so and it results in the injury or death of an animal, the person …

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The Cost of Recidivism – Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl After Bail Release

March 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

When a person is released from jail or prison and commits another crime within a certain amount of time, it is considered recidivism. This term is a complicated one and has been a consistent concern for both State and Federal lawmakers. In one recent Florida case, a man has contributed to the rate of recidivism after getting arrested for fentanyl …

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Miami Beach Sets Spring Break Curfew After Multiple Shootings

March 28, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Spring Break is a time for students and young adults to head to the beach and relax from the stress of school. However, in the past few years, there has been an exceeding amount of violence and chaos in Miami Beach during Spring Break. Most recently, the city had two fatal shootings over the weekend that resulted in a state …

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Spring Breaker Charged with Battery After Attacking Def Leppard Drummer

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A young man from Ohio has become his own “Florida Man” after getting arrested while on Spring Break. Due to what some would call “hysteria,” the man now faces multiple charges after attacking the well-known drummer from Def Leppard. This page will provide details from the case, along with relative information on the various criminal charges the defendant is facing …

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Broward’s Crackdown on Reckless Driving and Street Racing

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony gave a news conference on March 9th, 2023 addressing the efforts being made to crack down on street racing in South Florida. According to the report, Sheriff Tony warned citizens to “quit your antics” involving reckless driving, street racing, and intersection takeover crews. Since January, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an uptick in reckless driving in …

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2023 Spring Break Arrests in Florida

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense

As winter thaws into spring, college and high school students receive a week of vacation known as Spring Break. In Florida, Spring Break is an extremely popular holiday for young adults to flock to the beach for an extended stay of sun and partying. While the break is meant to be a stress-free week of fun, it is far too …

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Miami Beach Doctor Arrested for Human Trafficking

March 16, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

In criminal cases involving minors, the consequences of a conviction can be extremely harsh. This is especially true for alleged sex crimes against children. In one recent Florida case, a Miami Beach doctor has been charged with human trafficking—along with several other charges—for soliciting teenage girls for sex. This page will provide the details from the case, along with helpful …

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Woman’s Fight to Challenge Two-Strikes Law to Free her Fiancé from Life Imprisonment

March 15, 2023 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Florida is known for its harsh sentencing under the Prison Releasee Reoffender Act, which is also referred to as the “Two Strikes” law. Under the legislation, any person who reoffends with a specified crime within three years of release may be sentenced to the harshest of penalties for such offense. However, one woman is determined to change the law to …

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