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Category: Theft/Property Crimes

Monroe County Judge Dismisses 50 Counts from Illegal Lobster Harvesting Case

January 9, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Fishing is a popular hobby in Florida, especially in the Keys. However, there are specific rules and regulations for harvesting lobster in Florida. If violated, a person can be fined, or potentially face criminal charges. A recent case in the Keys involves two men who were accused of setting up illegal lobster traps, along with other violations. One of the …

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Man Uses Grindr App to Kidnap and Rob Dates

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

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is alleging that a Miami resident has been using the popular gay dating app, Grindr, to lure and rob men. After two different instances of carjacking, robbing, and kidnapping, investigators traced the crimes back and arrested the alleged offender. This article will provide the case’s details along with information on the various criminal charges …

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Tinder Date Gone Wrong – Armed Carjacking

December 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

In the state of Florida, carjackings are prosecuted harshly due to their violent nature. While many things can go wrong with a Tinder date— carjacking is not typically the first thing that comes to mind. However, in a recent Florida case, a woman has been arrested after being accused of planning to carjack her Tinder date. This article will provide …

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Trespassing on School Grounds Case

December 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

In the state of Florida, it is unlawful for any person to enter a school’s grounds or campus without permission. When entering a school, the person or visitor must first register with the administration. If a person fails to do so, they could potentially be charged with trespassing. This article will provide an example case of trespassing, along with helpful …

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Attempted Murder Charges Over Stolen Cologne

December 8, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Attempted murder charges are taken extremely seriously in the state of Florida. If the prosecution can prove that the defendant had premeditated the attempted murder, the accused could spend the rest of their life in prison. In a recent case, a Florida man was arrested for attempted murder over a bottle of cologne. This article will provide details from the …

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Joel Greenberg Sentenced to 11 Years

December 8, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg has been sentenced in one of the State’s most stunning cases of criminal corruption. Greenberg was facing over 30 criminal charges, but after a plea deal between him and the prosecutor’s office, Greenberg was only convicted of six felony charges. Greenberg has now been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for the …

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Camp Counselor Arrested for Entering Teens’ Cabin

November 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

When people imagine a burglary, it is usually based off of pop-culture or TV references of someone in all black sneaking into a home. In Florida, burglary charges are more complicated than that and have different penalties depending on the type of environment where the “burglary” occurred.   This article will provide information on burglary charges for an occupied dwelling, …

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19 French Bulldog Puppies Taken from Florida Home – Grand Theft Charges

November 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

An ongoing case in Hillsborough County is seeking information about a theft case involving puppies worth more than $100,000. Four people have since been arrested for the burglary, but only 6 out of 19 puppies have been found. This article will provide details from the case, along with information on Dealing in Stolen Property charges in Florida and some possible …

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Orlando Music Festival Results in Multiple Theft Arrests

November 19, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Music festivals are back in full force – which means that festival goers should be aware of any illegal activity that takes place at such an event. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is a music event that takes place in Orlando each fall. This year, multiple attendees reported incidents of theft. This article will provide details from the festival, along …

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