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Category: News & Announcements

Penalties for Grand Theft of an Emergency Medical Equipment

May 29, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

When a defendant is accused of stealing, the charge they will likely face is theft. Theft charges in Florida can be classified as petit or grand theft, depending on the value of the stolen item. If the stolen item was an emergency vehicle, grand theft charges become more severe. In a recent Florida case, a man is being charged with …

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Trial Against Hialeah Cops Could Result in Twin Juries

May 24, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

During a criminal trial, the jury is the selected group of people who must listen to the acquired evidence and determine the defendant’s guilt. In some cases, a twin-jury can be used if the case involves multiple defendants. Prior to an upcoming trial in Miami-Dade, the judge announced he plans to implement a twin-jury against two police officers accused of …

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Guest Charged with Video Voyeurism

May 19, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

When people go out on international waters on a cruise ship or other vessel, there is a common misconception that there are no laws to follow. However, committing a criminal offense on international waters can still result in serious criminal consequences. In one recent case, a man is now facing federal charges of video voyeurism for hiding a camera in …

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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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Sexual Battery Charges Dropped Against Former NFL Player

May 18, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Known as the “Punt God” from his 2021 college football season, Matt Araiza has just avoided criminal penalties for an alleged rape case from California. The former Buffalo Bills player was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a minor at a party, before initiating a group rape.  This article will provide the case details, the reason for prosecutors dropping the case, …

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Sixth Circuit Court Judge Denies Defendant’s Use of Medical Marijuana

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

When a defendant is convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to probation, it is ultimately the judge who decides on the rules and regulations of the probation term. In Florida, this can include visits with the probation officer and random drug testing. After a recent probation hearing in Florida, a Clearwater judge is now being criticized for not allowing …

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Florida Prosecutors Continue with Pending Concealed Weapons Cases, Despite New Bill

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Last month, Florida eliminated the requirement of a permit when carrying a concealed weapon. That means starting July 1st, individuals cannot be arrested or prosecuted for not obtaining a permit or taking a firearms safety course. This has caused confusion over the remaining concealed carry cases in the State Attorney’s Offices across the State. This article will cover DeSantis signing …

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Florida’s Loud Music Law Targeting Black Drivers?

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

We have previously covered the 2022 loud music law passed in Florida, which gives law enforcement the ability to ticket drivers for driving or sitting in their cars with too-loud music. The bill has been met with both backlash and confusion, as those who have been ticketed claim police do not have a sound-measuring device. In addition, a recent UF …

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Xbox Murder Trial on Hold After Death Penalty Dispute

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Nearly two decades after the gruesome “Xbox Killings,” the Deltona case has begun retrial for two of its defendants. The 2004 murder case received mass attention due to its graphic context and seemingly odd motive. Most recently, the case has been halted due to a new change in Florida’s death penalty statute. This page will provide the case details, along …

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