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Category: News & Announcements

Florida Supreme Court to Allow Emotional Support Animals in Courtroom

April 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

The Florida Supreme Court has recently made amendments to allow service animals and emotional support animals into the courtroom. The amended bill will help those appearing in court feel less stress during trial. This page will cover the Supreme Court’s amendments and explain the use of emotional support animals. What is an Emotional Support Animal? An emotional support animal (ESA) …

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Seminole County Teacher Charged with Trafficking Fentanyl

April 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Not only is fentanyl an extremely dangerous substance that can result in death, it can also cause serious legal repercussions. A person caught with even a small amount of fentanyl in their possession can face charges for trafficking. In a recent Florida case, a Sanford teacher has been arrested after police found enough fentanyl to charge her with trafficking. This …

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When Neglect Turns to Abuse – Broward Man Faces 29 Charges for Animal Neglect and Cruelty

March 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

When someone commits to owning an animal, whether as a pet or for commercial purposes, there are expected needs to be fulfilled. This includes providing the animal with food, water, and shelter, and refraining from treating it in an inhumane manner. If anyone fails to do so and it results in the injury or death of an animal, the person …

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The Cost of Recidivism – Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl After Bail Release

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

When a person is released from jail or prison and commits another crime within a certain amount of time, it is considered recidivism. This term is a complicated one and has been a consistent concern for both State and Federal lawmakers. In one recent Florida case, a man has contributed to the rate of recidivism after getting arrested for fentanyl …

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Miami Beach Sets Spring Break Curfew After Multiple Shootings

March 28, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Spring Break is a time for students and young adults to head to the beach and relax from the stress of school. However, in the past few years, there has been an exceeding amount of violence and chaos in Miami Beach during Spring Break. Most recently, the city had two fatal shootings over the weekend that resulted in a state …

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Spring Breaker Charged with Battery After Attacking Def Leppard Drummer

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A young man from Ohio has become his own “Florida Man” after getting arrested while on Spring Break. Due to what some would call “hysteria,” the man now faces multiple charges after attacking the well-known drummer from Def Leppard. This page will provide details from the case, along with relative information on the various criminal charges the defendant is facing …

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Broward’s Crackdown on Reckless Driving and Street Racing

March 20, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony gave a news conference on March 9th, 2023 addressing the efforts being made to crack down on street racing in South Florida. According to the report, Sheriff Tony warned citizens to “quit your antics” involving reckless driving, street racing, and intersection takeover crews. Since January, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an uptick in reckless driving in …

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Miami Beach Doctor Arrested for Human Trafficking

March 16, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

In criminal cases involving minors, the consequences of a conviction can be extremely harsh. This is especially true for alleged sex crimes against children. In one recent Florida case, a Miami Beach doctor has been charged with human trafficking—along with several other charges—for soliciting teenage girls for sex. This page will provide the details from the case, along with helpful …

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Broward County Man Faces Charges for Sexual Cyberharassment

March 15, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes, Social Media

Sexual cyberharassment, or “revenge porn,” is the act of sharing or distributing sexually explicit images or videos of another person without their consent. This may occur if the person wants to embarrass, humiliate, or harm the depicted person. In Florida, revenge porn is an unlawful act, and can result in criminal charges. Violations of Florida law can result in criminal …

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