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Category: News & Announcements

Soccer Player Faces Battery Charges for Punching Referee

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When it comes to competitive sports, it is not uncommon for things to get heated in the midst of the game. However, it does not give athletes the right to become violent toward others. In a recent case from Miami, a soccer player is now facing battery charges after allegedly committing battery against one of his referees. This article will …

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Trafficking Fentanyl Charges Against Two Central Florida Men

January 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Getting caught in the possession of a controlled substance can have harsh consequences. However, the punishment becomes much more severe if the person is accused of trafficking the controlled substance. Trafficking implies the illegal transporting of controlled substances.   Two men in Central Florida have been arrested on drug trafficking charges after a man in Volusia County overdosed due to …

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Recent Hate Crimes in Orlando and Boca Raton

January 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Only months into the new year, and Florida has had several instances of hate crimes in different cities. The two most recent incidents took place in Orlando and in Boca Raton. This article will cover the details of the two cases, along with information on hate crimes in Florida. Case Details Boca Raton A neighborhood in East Boca Raton found …

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Defendant Relies on Battered Spouse Defense in Upcoming Murder Trial

January 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

As the murder trial approaches for defendant Sarah Boone, her defense attorneys have stated that their client will be using the Battered Spouse Syndrome as a defense to her boyfriend’s death in 2020. This article will provide details regarding the case, along with relevant information on Battered Spouse Syndrome, charges for domestic violence, and an example case. What is Battered …

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New Tracking System for Florida Rape Kits

January 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Florida Legislature passed a law in 2021 to implement tracking systems for rape kits, after a 2015 study revealed that over 13,000 rape kits had gone untested in the state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has since cleared the backlog with additional funding and is now only months away from showcasing the new tracking system. This article will …

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Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child – Fentanyl Overdose

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When a person is charged with manslaughter, they are accused of being responsible for the death of another person, albeit without the premeditation element which would make it a murder charge. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with aggravated manslaughter, which comes with more severe penalties. In a recent Florida case, two individuals have …

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Art Teacher Faces Charges for Overdosing in Front of Students

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drone Law, News & Announcements

Getting caught with the possession of an illegal substance has harsh consequences in the state of Florida. This is especially true if illegal substances were found in an environment with children present. A recent case in the U.S. shows the charges a New Jersey teacher is facing after overdosing on fentanyl in his middle school classroom. This article will provide …

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Text Messages of Husband’s Affair Leads to Child Abuse Charges

January 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When an individual is accused of inappropriately touching a child, there are several different charges they may face in Florida. One of those includes lewd and lascivious charges. In one recent Florida case, a couple has been arrested for incriminating text messages discussing the sexual abuse of a toddler. This article will provide details from the recent case, along with …

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Murder Charges for Killing Pregnant Mother and Unborn Child

January 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When a pregnant woman is killed in the state of Florida, the defendant can face murder charges for both the mother and the unborn child. In a recent Florida case, an Orange County man has been charged with first-degree murder and killing of an unborn child by injury to the mother. This article will provide details from the case, along …

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