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Category: Criminal Defense

What is Culpable Negligence?

June 9, 2022 Criminal Defense

When people think of neglect, one may imagine the example of a parent leaving their child unattended. It is usually considered more of a liability rather than a criminal offense. However, culpable negligence is considered when there was a failure to use ordinary care for others. This can be considered a criminal offense, especially when there is a dangerous or …

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Historical Shift for Juveniles – Less Teens Facing Adult Courts

June 9, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

When a teenager is accused of a crime, it is typical that they are tried through the juvenile justice system. However, there are instances in which even a minor can be charged as an adult. This can be extremely stressful for a young teen who has been accused of a crime and may get sent to an adult court and …

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Traffic Stop Leads to Massive Drug Bust

June 9, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Getting stopped by the police is already a high-stress situation. It’s always important to remember to stay calm and know your rights. In some instances, when a police officer stops you for one offense, it can lead to several more serious offenses if they find something illegal on you. Florida is known for being extremely strict when it comes to …

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Asleep at the Reins: Horse-Drawn Buggy DUI

June 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI

All of us have been told multiple times “Don’t Drink and Drive,” but fewer of us have ever heard “Don’t Drink and Ride.” Authorities have a responsibility to ensure all drivers conform to their state’s vehicle laws, and a horse-led carriage is no exception. Being charged with a DUI is a difficult and stressful situation but having the right kind …

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Ghost Guns and Their Effects in Florida

June 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

The recent mass shootings across our nation have brought up many important issues, from law control to better mental health screening of our youth, to the public’s eye. While not a new subject, with our legislation taking a much harder stance and proactive approach to preventing these unfortunate events since the 2018 Mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, …

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From Death Row to the Streets – Defendant in Ax Murder Case Released

June 6, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

After spending almost 20 years behind prison bars, a man in Florida who was charged with first-degree murder is being released. Jason Andrew Simpson, 49, was accused of brutally murdering a couple he was acquainted with in 1999 in their Jacksonville home. Although Simpson was initially sentenced to the death penalty after the case’s trial, there has been recent concern …

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Can You Get Arrested for Hosting a Pop-Up Event?

June 6, 2022 Criminal Defense

Now with the world opening up again after the two-year pause due to COVID-19, it’s clear that people are ready to get back out and celebrate. However, is there any case in which partying goes too far? If you plan to host a party or event that attracts a large crowd, can you get in trouble with the police? With …

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What is an Electronic Detection Dog?

June 6, 2022 Criminal Defense

Canine Units have been used by the police around the world for over a hundred years. Dog training has come a long way since the 1880s when bloodhounds were used to find Jack the Ripper.  In recent years, man’s best friend has been trained to sniff out the smallest of electronics to help the police find evidence of crimes. In …

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What is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

June 3, 2022 Criminal Defense

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is the standard used in criminal trials to convict the defendant. The defendant cannot be convicted unless the state has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime alleged. In this blog, we will cover the definition of beyond a reasonable doubt, the different standards that we use and when we use them, …

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