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Category: Juvenile Offenses

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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Three Teens Steal and Crash Maserati with Keys Left Inside

October 5, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

A deadly crash in St. Petersburg was the outcome of three teenagers stealing a sliver Maserati over the weekend. The Pinellas County deputies saw the entire crash unfold after a chopper was investigating another crime. We will provide details on the case, along with information on grand theft charges and representing a juvenile in Florida. What was the Incident? Early …

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Florida Grand Jury Blasts Former Duval County Public School Director for Underreporting Crimes

August 27, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

New reports released from the state’s grand jury have accused former police director Michael Edwards of manipulating and underreporting crimes on school grounds. Although the grand jury agreed that criminal misconduct took place within the department, a “legal quirk” has prevented them from charging Edwards with two felonies and one misdemeanor. The Office of Statewide Prosecution published a final report …

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TikTok “Orbeez Challenge” Continues – More Teens Arrested

July 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

TikTok has caused another incident in Florida, this time resulting in almost 25 people getting shot at. We have written about the Orbeez Challenge in the past, and it appears the trend is still ongoing with teens using the social media platform. What started as two young boys playing a prank has turned into serious criminal charges, including a felony …

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