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Category: News & Announcements

Jury Finds Defendant Accused of Impregnating and Killing his Niece Guilty

October 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Nearly five years after the disappearance of Iyana Sawyer, a trial for the missing person-turned-murder-case took place in September 2023. The 16-year-old was reported missing while she was five months pregnant, with the father later being revealed as her uncle by marriage. Sawyer’s uncle was accused of killing the teenager out of fear of their secretive relationship and pregnancy becoming …

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Arrest Made in South Florida Three-Part Bomb Threat

October 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Making a false report is never a good idea and pretending that a fake emergency will occur can cause unnecessary chaos. If law enforcement responds to the false report, it can result in resources being wasted that could be used for more serious issues. On top of that, the person who communicates the fake report can end up being arrested …

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Arrests Made in I-4 Antisemitism Case

October 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Hate speech should not be taken lightly in the state of Florida. Over the last few years, incidents involving extremist groups have been on the rise. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) indicated in their 2022 report that Florida is one of the top five states in the country for rising hate crime incidents. More recently, extremists have displayed hateful messages across …

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No, Florida’s Constitutional Carry Law Does Not Permit Open Shooting

October 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

The state of Florida has recently changed its requirements and eligibility regarding firearm possession. As of July 1, 2023, Florida became one of the several states to legalize the concealed carry of a firearm or weapon. While the amendments generated overall approval from Florida gun owners, it is important that they fully understand the law and its current requirements to …

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Broward Men Charged in Million Dollar Uber Eats Scam

October 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Stealing money or property from another person or entity can result in the prosecution for a theft charge. If the theft is a part of an ongoing plan or scheme to steal money from a person or entity, it can result in being charged with a White-Collar Crime such as organized fraud. Both charges should be taken seriously, as they …

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Should Marsy’s Law be Applied to Capital Cases?

October 3, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Almost five years after Floridians voted in favor of applying Marsy’s Law to criminal cases to protect the rights of victims, the Florida Supreme Court has been urged to apply the measure with death row inmates. The specific purpose is to make it more difficult for inmates facing the possibility of capital punishment to get a stay of execution. Attorney …

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Florida Prepares for its Sixth Execution in 2023

September 13, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

Only several months after Florida’s death penalty requirements changed, another death row inmate is preparing for his looming execution. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made it clear that the state is becoming tougher on crime—however, the result could be more and more people being executed in the Sunshine State. This will be the sixth execution to occur in Florida this …

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Tallahassee High School Football Game Ends in Panic and Arrest

September 13, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A preseason high school football game in Tallahassee ended early due to violence that broke out, which created even more chaos when police noticed a student with a suspected firearm. The laws and regulations for minors who commit crimes work differently than those who are charged as adults. This page will provide the case details, as well as information on …

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Documentary on Florida’s Harsh Two-Strikes Law

September 12, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

We’ve previously covered details from the Mark Jones case in Florida, an inmate serving life in prison after being sentenced through Florida’s Prison Releasee Reoffender law (PRR), also referred to as the “Two-Strikes” law. Jones’ story is now being highlighted in a new documentary from Frontline, The Marshall Project, and Firelight Media. The documentary’s goal is to shed light on …

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