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Category: Juvenile Offenses

Underage Spring Break Arrests in 2024

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

As the month of March progresses, so has the number of arrests made for Florida Spring Breakers. While people of all ages and backgrounds head to Florida for sunshine and beaches this month, law enforcement are on high alert for suspected criminal activity. Teenagers and young adults under 21 should be especially wary this Spring Break. Although not yet considered …

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Social Media Censorship Bill Heads to DeSantis’ Desk Despite Concerns

March 19, 2024 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Social Media

Page Updated March 20, 2024 A potential Florida bill has just one more stop before it legally prohibits minors from certain social media platforms. Referred to as HB 1, the proposed legislation has passed in both the House and the Senate, meaning it only needs to be signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis before it is codified into law. The …

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Should Florida’s Red Flag Law be Used Against Minors?

March 6, 2024 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Violent Crimes

When a person in Florida is believed to pose a danger to themselves or to others, they may be required to abide by certain restrictions under the State’s Red Flag Law. Florida Courts provide that only law enforcement can request a court to enter a Risk Protection Order against someone who they believe to be a threat. While the legislation …

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What is the Outcome for a Juvenile Charged with DUI and DUI Manslaughter?

November 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, Juvenile Offenses

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous to yourself and others on the road. Not only can you cause property damage and serious injuries, but accidents caused by drunk drivers can also lead to the unexpected and untimely death of innocent victims. In the state of Florida, this is considered DUI manslaughter. DUI manslaughter has …

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What Happens if You Bring an Airsoft Gun on School Grounds?

November 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

Florida law prohibits any weapons or firearms from being brought onto school property. It does not matter if it is during school hours or an after-hours school event, weapons are prohibited. The Florida School Search Reference Guide explains that, despite the Fourth Amendment prohibiting the unreasonable search and seizure of a person, the unique nature of a public-school environment and …

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Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Leads in Most Felony Charges Dropped Against Minors

July 17, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

A recent report released by Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice has caused additional backlash against the Orange and Osceola County’s State Attorney’s Office. The report highlights the percentage of juvenile cases which are not prosecuted or dropped. While juveniles are usually given more lenient consequences for crimes, the high percentage of juveniles who are not prosecuted for violent crimes has …

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Incriminating Instagram Selfie Results in Teen’s Attempted Murder Charge

May 29, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Social Media

If you are suspected of committing a crime, it is important to know that police can view your social media account for any incriminating evidence. In one recent Florida case, a suspect in Miami-Dade was arrested in connection to a crime after posting an image on Instagram with the alleged weapon. This page will provide the case details, along with …

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Can I Get Arrested for Letting a Minor Vape?

May 23, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

In recent years, a concerning trend has taken hold among Florida’s youth: the widespread use of nicotine vaping devices, or e-cigarettes. While initially touted as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products, the rise of vaping among minors has given rise to a new set of dangers and legal consequences. As parents, educators, and responsible citizens, it is crucial that …

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Joke or a Threat? Case Against 10-Year-Old Defendant

May 19, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

The case against a 10-year-old child has returned to the courtroom to discuss filing a motion to dismiss. Daniel Marquez was arrested a year ago for an alleged threat of a mass shooting via text message. This page will provide the case details, along with information on what makes a threat real, how social media can affect criminal cases, and …

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