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Category: Criminal Defense

Polk County Woman Calls 911 When McDonald’s Got Her Order Wrong

May 26, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Calling 9-1-1 in your hour of need can be a nerve-wracking experience. In 2020, there were over 14 million calls to 911 in Florida. Misusing 911 is a serious offense in Florida and can have serious consequences. In a recent incident, a woman called 911 after the local McDonald’s got her order wrong. The following blog will go over what …

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13 Years Missing Girl Case Solved

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

After thirteen long years of searching for their daughter, the Drexels finally have closure. Brittanee Drexel was only seventeen-years-old when she went missing in Myrtle Beach in 2009. Years of search parties, differing suspects, and FBI rewards granted to anyone with information have all failed up until now. Brittanee Drexel’s body was found this month after the arrest of the …

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Update in the Ongoing Dan Markel Murder Case

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

We recently covered the details of the Dan Markel case and its retrial happening this month. Dan Markel was an FSU professor that was shot and killed in July of 2014. Despite the amount of time that has gone by since the murder, the alleged murder-for-hire case has returned to the courtroom after an arrest was made in April. To …

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Stolen Game Console Leads to Attempted Murder

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Even in the case that a murder does not take place, attempted murder is still an extremely criminal charge in the state of Florida. There are serious consequences that can come with an attempted murder conviction. A stolen possession has led to an attempted murder charge in Tallahassee, Florida. What started as three men hanging out led to an alleged …

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Nike Shoes Lead to Conviction of Armed Robbery

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Dealing with a robbery is a scary situation. The person robbed may lose their money, property, and feel a loss of safety. Robbery charges are taken very seriously in Florida, especially when there is a weapon involved. A person accused of armed robbery can face expensive fines and long-term imprisonment if convicted. An armed robbery case from 2019 has just …

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Competency in a Criminal Trial – The Ryan Rogers Case

May 24, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

The trial for the death of 14-year-old Ryan Rogers is set to take place in the coming months, but first, the Court must decide whether the alleged killer is competent. Public defenders have said it will be hard to maintain a fair trial for the defendant if the competency hearing is announced and discussed publicly. However, the judge disagreed, saying …

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New Controlled Substances Bill Signed by Gov. DeSantis

May 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed HB 95 into law on May 19th, 2022. We have previously covered SB 190 and HB 95 in previous blogs, and now the Controlled Substance bill has officially been passed. The Governor of Florida paid a visit to the Polk County Fire Rescue Station in Kathleen to sign the new bill. Grady Judd, Polk …

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Can You Own a Pet After an Animal Cruelty Conviction?

May 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Animal cruelty is a horrible crime that is taken very seriously in Florida. Aside from the social stigma of being known as someone whose been violent with a pet or other animal, there are harsh consequences that come with an animal cruelty conviction, which can include expensive fines and potential jail time.  One question that may arise after being accused …

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Florida’s Struggle to Keep Up with Marsy’s Law

May 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Although Marsy’s Law has been signed into the Florida Constitution since 2018, there are still issues surrounding the topic. Mainly, how to interpret the law into action within each circuit. As of now, it appears that several different counties are struggling to maintain a uniform process when it comes to Marsy’s Law. We will briefly cover what is Marsy’s Law, …

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