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Category: Violent Crimes

Hialeah Man Accused of Beating Man With Golf Club Before Stabbing, Robbing Him

May 18, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Hialeah police recently arrested a 54-year-old man accused of beating a man with a golf club before stabbing him in the head. He then stole the victim’s valuables before threatening the victim with a firearm and fleeing the scene. This page will provide the case details and information pertaining to the charges against the defendant. Case Details Hialeah police officers …

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UF Student Confesses to Stabbing his Mother to Death

May 2, 2024 College, Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Law enforcement in Polk County is trying to make sense of a targeted murder of a Florida college student’s mother. After confessing to stabbing his mother over 70 times, the medical student is facing charges of first-degree murder after claiming his motivation was due to her annoying him. This page will provide the case details so far, as well as …

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Recent Examples of Domestic Violence Cases in Florida

April 30, 2024 Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes

When a person is harmed by the hands of a significant other, family member, or other member of their household, they can press charges for domestic violence. Often confusing due to the various offenses that fall under “domestic violence,” this is a category of crimes where harm is inflicted, either in one instance or through repeated, abusive conduct against a …

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Teenager Sentenced to Over 60 Years for Second-Degree Murder

April 30, 2024 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

When teenagers get in trouble with a parent, teacher, or other authoritative figure, they are usually given a warning or told what they did was wrong, along with advice on how to handle a similar situation moving forward. When the so-called “trouble” includes a violent act, specifically one that harms or even kills another person, law enforcement and Florida prosecutors …

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Uber Driver Arrested for Fraud Faces Additional Accusations of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

April 30, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes

Ride-share apps like Uber and Lyft have increased in popularity within the last few years, offering a cost effective and convenient way of commuting. Taking a ride-share vehicle has plenty of benefits, especially in a crowded city like Miami where people are often out late and drinking. However, as more people use Uber, the more prominent crimes relating to Uber …

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Will the Supreme Court Allow Resentencing for a Florida Inmate Over a Broken Promise?

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

There are multiple reasons why a judge may allow a resentencing phase for a criminal case. This can include the prosecutor initiating resentencing, new evidence or legal developments, or changes in sentencing laws. One Florida inmate, however, is attempting to request a resentencing of his death penalty case based on a promise made to the victim’s mother. This page will …

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Recent Sentencing for Vehicular Homicide Cases

April 9, 2024 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

The state of Florida has several different offenses when it comes to negligent driving. One of the more severe forms of careless driving is when a collision occurs, and someone dies. When this happens, the person responsible for the crash can be charged with vehicular homicide. Vehicular homicide is ranked as a Level 7 offense under the Florida Criminal Punishment …

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Attorney Ashley Moody Announces Cold Case Investigations Unit

March 20, 2024 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Between 1980 to 2016, the United States has experienced around 242,000 homicides that have remained unsolved. That means around 40% of murders that take place in the nation go unsolved, which is bleak considering both public safety and criminal justice for the victim and their family. Luckily, law enforcement can create specialized units to reanalyze and investigate old criminal cases …

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Should Florida’s Red Flag Law be Used Against Minors?

March 6, 2024 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Violent Crimes

When a person in Florida is believed to pose a danger to themselves or to others, they may be required to abide by certain restrictions under the State’s Red Flag Law. Florida Courts provide that only law enforcement can request a court to enter a Risk Protection Order against someone who they believe to be a threat. While the legislation …

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