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Category: Juvenile Offenses

“Slap a Teacher” TikTok Challenge – the New “Devious Licks”

October 18, 2021 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

“Devious Licks” Challenge TikTok, a wildly popular social media platform where users share short videos, was recently overwhelmed by the “Devious Licks” challenge. This challenge centered around students posting videos of themselves vandalizing their schools and stealing items from them– from things as small as disposable masks to as large as bathroom sinks. As a result, TikTok removed content around …

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Tik Tok’s Newest Trend – “Devious Licks” – is Getting Teens Arrested

September 30, 2021 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, social media

Tik Tok has been known in the past for hosting some dangerous trends, like the Milk Crate Challenge and Kylie Lip Trend, which will go viral for a few months, and eventually fade into obscurity as a new trend takes over the social media app. The latest trend has teachers, law enforcement, and parents alike searching for solutions. The “Devious …

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From Middle School to Prison: Two Florida Teens Accused of Conspiracy of a Mass Shooting

September 23, 2021 Juvenile Offenses, News & Announcements

School is fully back in session. After the year and a half stand still of COVID-19, most schools in the United States have gone back to face-to-face school room teachings. Although this is a relief for parents, students, and teachers all the same, there is one worrying aspect that is brought back with on campus schooling. A global pandemic has …

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The Florida Supreme Court’s Startling Ruling on Juvenile Sentencing

September 22, 2021 Juvenile Offenses

The Court Goes Against Precedent In March 2020, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that juveniles can be sentenced to terms longer than 20 years in prison without the opportunity of early release. This ruling diverts from precedent, specifically, the 2010 United States Supreme Court case Graham v. Florida which prohibited life sentences without a  “meaningful opportunity” for juveniles convicted of …

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The Juvenile Justice System in Florida

July 16, 2021 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

The Juvenile Justice Process Prevention: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice utilizes the Office of Prevention and Victim Services to implement programs, strategies, initiatives, and networks designed to prevent children from making contact with the juvenile justice system. Contact with Law Enforcement/Custody: In the juvenile justice system, youth are taken into custody, whereas adults are arrested. Once a juvenile is …

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The Importance of Criminal Defense Representation for Juveniles

August 24, 2020 Juvenile Offenses

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Juvenile Defense Attorney in Tallahassee, Florida The State of Florida has an entirely separate set of rules when someone under the age of 18 is charged with a criminal violation. In some cases, repeat offenders or those accused of extremely serious offenses can have allegations directly filed into an adult case and are handled by the traditional criminal justice system. …

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Florida Lawmakers Seek to reduce Penalties for Juvenile Offenders through Citations

February 2, 2017 Juvenile Offenses

As of February 2, 2017, Senate Bill 196 is circulating Florida’s Senate. Senate Bill 196 aims to provide a less stringent alternative for juvenile offenders charged with minor or first-time offenses. Under Senate Bill 196’s proposed penalties for eligible misdemeanors, juvenile offenders found committing any of the offenses provided under this Bill will be provided with a citation in lieu of an …

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High School: Another Day, Another Temptation

December 13, 2016 Juvenile Offenses

The average age for a first alcoholic drink in the United States is 13 years old. One may be thinking: “Why so young?” As a senior at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, I will attempt to answer that troubling question. For a high school student, the need to feel accepted is fundamental in our everyday lives. This helps us …

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