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Category: Criminal Defense

Florida Man Convicted After Confessing To Child Abuse In Police Application

May 18, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

When an individual is accused of inappropriately touching a child, there are several different charges they may face in Florida, including sexual battery. Recently, a 26-year-old Florida man and former aspiring police officer was convicted of sexual battery on his younger cousin when he was a teenager. He now faces life in prison. This page will provide the case details …

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Hialeah Man Accused of Beating Man With Golf Club Before Stabbing, Robbing Him

May 18, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Hialeah police recently arrested a 54-year-old man accused of beating a man with a golf club before stabbing him in the head. He then stole the victim’s valuables before threatening the victim with a firearm and fleeing the scene. This page will provide the case details and information pertaining to the charges against the defendant. Case Details Hialeah police officers …

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Biden Administration Defends Florida Seminole Gambling Pact At Supreme Court

May 18, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Amid a potential challenge to the state’s gambling pact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Biden administration has stepped in and supported the pact.  Florida state leaders as well as federal officials have argued in response to opposition to the pact that not only will it provide an economic benefit to Florida, but challenges to its legality are spurious. …

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To Search Or Not To Search? Florida Law On Smell Of Marijuana And Probable Cause

May 18, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

With the increasing legalization of marijuana across the country for recreational and medical use, law enforcement search policies surrounding the substance are evolving with the law. Florida is no exception. In Florida, the odor of marijuana formerly served as probable cause for officers to search a suspect or their property. However, Florida’s legalization of medical marijuana in 2017 and the …

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Major Florida Supreme Court Ruling Could Change Marijuana Laws

May 16, 2024 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

In April, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a proposed ballot amendment which would legalize marijuana use across the states would face a vote in the 2024 election. This means voters in Florida will have the chance to legalize the possession of up to 3 grams of marijuana for those over the age of 21. The amendment needs 60 percent …

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Florida Police Bust $100,000 Home Depot Organized Theft Ring

May 16, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody recently announced a series of charges for suspects involved in an organized theft ring that targeted Home Depot. The group formed an organized retail theft ring in which they stole over $100,000 worth of items from dozens of stores. This page will provide the case details and information pertaining to the charges against the defendants. …

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What is Lewd and Lascivious Molestation in Florida?

May 15, 2024 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In Florida, various charges related to sexual abuse, including sexual abuse of children, exist. Sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish between them.  Under Florida Statute 800.04, lewd and lascivious molestation may be charged if someone is accused of intentionally touching a person under the age of 16 in a lewd or lascivious manner, or forcing the victim under 16 …

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Instagram Announces New Measures to Combat Sextortion

May 2, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes, Social Media

Just weeks after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 3 to prevent certain minors from obtaining social media accounts, the platform Instagram has announced new methods and tools being used to combat online predators. Since the measures under HB 3 won’t go into effect until January of next year, Instagram’s steps in preventing online sextortion will apply to minors in …

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Tampa Woman Charged with Lewd or Lascivious Molestation for Posing as Teenager

May 2, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Law enforcement in Tampa have arrested a young woman on two separate occasions after reports of alleged sexual misconduct with minors. The 22-year-old is being accused of posing as a teenager online to engage in sexual relations with young teenage boys, which includes video evidence. This page will provide the case details and information pertaining to the relative charges against …

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