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Category: News & Announcements

Man Found Not Guilty After Accidental Shooting of Friend

September 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When someone dies, the immediate charge that people think of is murder or homicide. The State has specific laws and penalties for a human being dying, and it differs depending on the specific details of the case. If a human being is killed in an accident, the criminal charge that is often given is manslaughter, which differs from murder charges. …

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Arrest Made in Historic Ice Cream Shop Arson Case

September 8, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

I scream, you scream, we all scream for more knowledge on the arson statute in Florida! Arson charges are often complex and taken very seriously in the state of Florida. Whether the incident happened with purpose or resulted from boredom, damaging a dwelling or structure from fire or an explosion can lead to an arson charge. A recent case in …

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Motion for Mistrial in Parkland Trial Over Swastikas

September 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

In February of 2018, Nikolas Cruz, 19, took many lives when he opened fire on the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Cruz, who fled the scene, was later arrested without incident. We have been covering the trial that ensued, discussing various issues like social media, gun laws, jury selection, juror misconduct, attorney issues, …

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Video Voyeurism – Man Charged with Hiding Camera in Public Restroom

September 3, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

It is against the law to film other people without their consent when they are in a private area. Video voyeurism is a serious criminal offense in Florida, one that can result in a felony charge. One recent case in Florida highlights the dangers of video voyeurism and what can result from getting a video voyeurism charge.  What was the …

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Guilty Verdict in Decade-Old Murder Case

September 3, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Ten years after high school student Jake Duchene was shot and killed during a drug deal, a jury has now found the defendant guilty of murder. Anthony Jamal Williams, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery from a 2012 drug deal gone wrong. We will cover the details of the case, along with armed robbery …

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Recent Florida Supreme Court Decision Clarifies What Evidence Can Be Considered for Sentencing

September 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

If you or a loved one is facing a possible prison sentence, a knowledgeable defense attorney may be able to assist if you qualify for a downward departure. When sentencing a felony defendant in circuit court, the judge must analyze the defendant’s criminal sentencing score sheet in order to figure out which sentence is appropriate. This sentencing score sheet is …

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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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Jason Wheeler Taken Off Death Row from Murder Case

August 27, 2022 News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A man who was convicted of killing a Florida police officer and injuring several others has just been removed from death row. Jason Wheeler, 47, has been given a new sentence in his case after the U.S. Supreme Court deemed that capital punishment was unconstitutional. We will provide details of the case, along with the results of the resentencing. What …

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Homeless Man with No Arms Exonerated from Stabbing Tourist

August 27, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

The internet has gone wild over a mug shot of a Florida man who was arrested after stabbing a man with a pair of scissors. However, this is not a typical stabbing—51-year-old Jonathan Dale Crenshaw has no arms. Although the case originally happened in 2018, the story went viral again after Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports posted a video on …

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