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Category: Juvenile Offenses

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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Teens Charged with Felony Criminal Mischief for $30K in School Damages

February 16, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

Teenagers who commit a crime are likely to be prosecuted in the state of Florida. Regardless of age, being a minor does not excuse any person who has committed or attempted to commit a criminal offense from being charged by the State. In a recent Florida case, four teenage boys are facing multiple charges after destroying a Central Florida elementary …

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Full Sail Student Arrested for Mass Shooting Threat to LGBTQ Community

January 9, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Violent Crimes

Making a threat of a mass shooting—even if it is considered a joke—can result in serious state and federal criminal charges. A young man from Winter Park has recently been arrested after posting a false mass shooting threat online, resulting in federal charges. This article will provide information on the recent case, along with information on state and federal charges …

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Teen Faces Murder Charges After Death of Pregnant Minor

November 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A 16-year-old pregnant teen that was reported missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was found shot and killed in Orange County. A 17-year-old has been arrested for the crime and is waiting to hear if they will be charged as an adult. We will provide the details of the case, along with helpful information on juvenile …

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