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Category: Violent Crimes

Soccer Player Faces Battery Charges for Punching Referee

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When it comes to competitive sports, it is not uncommon for things to get heated in the midst of the game. However, it does not give athletes the right to become violent toward others. In a recent case from Miami, a soccer player is now facing battery charges after allegedly committing battery against one of his referees. This article will …

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Co-Worker’s Sledgehammer Death Results in Second-Degree Murder Charges

January 23, 2023 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Any type of murder charge should be taken very seriously. In Florida, criminal charges for homicide crimes can range from manslaughter, felony murder, second-degree murder, and first-degree murder. In one recent Broward County case, a man has been charged with second-degree murder after killing his co-worker with a sledgehammer. This article will provide information regarding the case, along with relative …

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Defendant Relies on Battered Spouse Defense in Upcoming Murder Trial

January 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

As the murder trial approaches for defendant Sarah Boone, her defense attorneys have stated that their client will be using the Battered Spouse Syndrome as a defense to her boyfriend’s death in 2020. This article will provide details regarding the case, along with relevant information on Battered Spouse Syndrome, charges for domestic violence, and an example case. What is Battered …

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Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child – Fentanyl Overdose

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When a person is charged with manslaughter, they are accused of being responsible for the death of another person, albeit without the premeditation element which would make it a murder charge. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with aggravated manslaughter, which comes with more severe penalties. In a recent Florida case, two individuals have …

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Text Messages of Husband’s Affair Leads to Child Abuse Charges

January 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When an individual is accused of inappropriately touching a child, there are several different charges they may face in Florida. One of those includes lewd and lascivious charges. In one recent Florida case, a couple has been arrested for incriminating text messages discussing the sexual abuse of a toddler. This article will provide details from the recent case, along with …

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Murder Charges for Killing Pregnant Mother and Unborn Child

January 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When a pregnant woman is killed in the state of Florida, the defendant can face murder charges for both the mother and the unborn child. In a recent Florida case, an Orange County man has been charged with first-degree murder and killing of an unborn child by injury to the mother. This article will provide details from the case, along …

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Full Sail Student Arrested for Mass Shooting Threat to LGBTQ Community

January 9, 2023 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Violent Crimes

Making a threat of a mass shooting—even if it is considered a joke—can result in serious state and federal criminal charges. A young man from Winter Park has recently been arrested after posting a false mass shooting threat online, resulting in federal charges. This article will provide information on the recent case, along with information on state and federal charges …

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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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CLEARWATER MAN CHARGED WITH TOSSING ANOTHER MAN OFF HIS BOAT HAS HIS CASE DROPPED BY THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

January 4, 2023 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Most criminal cases are investigated by detectives who are seeking the truth, and sometimes what seems like reliable evidence does not stand up to par after closer inspection. Something similar happened in this year-old case out of Clearwater, Florida, where a man accused of throwing another person overboard had his case dropped after the initial evidence did not merit prosecution. …

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