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Category: Violent Crimes

How (Not) to Get Away with Murder

May 30, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

This past Wednesday, 05/25/22, author Nancy Crampton-Brophy was found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder in Portland, Oregon. Nancy’s own words on her website seemed to have rung true in the juror’s ear, “in writing fiction, you dig deep and unearth portions of your own life that you’ve long forgotten or had purposely buried deep.” The author is known …

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Update in the Ongoing Dan Markel Murder Case

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

We recently covered the details of the Dan Markel case and its retrial happening this month. Dan Markel was an FSU professor that was shot and killed in July of 2014. Despite the amount of time that has gone by since the murder, the alleged murder-for-hire case has returned to the courtroom after an arrest was made in April. To …

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Stolen Game Console Leads to Attempted Murder

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Even in the case that a murder does not take place, attempted murder is still an extremely criminal charge in the state of Florida. There are serious consequences that can come with an attempted murder conviction. A stolen possession has led to an attempted murder charge in Tallahassee, Florida. What started as three men hanging out led to an alleged …

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Nike Shoes Lead to Conviction of Armed Robbery

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Dealing with a robbery is a scary situation. The person robbed may lose their money, property, and feel a loss of safety. Robbery charges are taken very seriously in Florida, especially when there is a weapon involved. A person accused of armed robbery can face expensive fines and long-term imprisonment if convicted. An armed robbery case from 2019 has just …

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Can You Own a Pet After an Animal Cruelty Conviction?

May 23, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Animal cruelty is a horrible crime that is taken very seriously in Florida. Aside from the social stigma of being known as someone whose been violent with a pet or other animal, there are harsh consequences that come with an animal cruelty conviction, which can include expensive fines and potential jail time.  One question that may arise after being accused …

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Hatchet Standoff Outside of Publix

May 19, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

42-year-old John Rawls has been arrested and tased by police after an altercation in Leon County. Leon County Sheriff’s Department was called to a Publix for a theft accusation. Around 12:35 pm on May 15th, police arrived to the scene at the grocery store in the 5300 block of Capital Circle Southwest. Once the deputies were able to speak to …

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Mass Shooting in New York – Most Recent Hate Crime in the U.S.

May 17, 2022 News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

This past Saturday marked a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The suspect was an 18-year-old man who supposedly held racist motives for driving over three hours to open fire on a local supermarket. Disturbing statements from the alleged shooter were supposedly filled with hate, directed specifically towards the Black community. In addition, the shooter had been studying previous …

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New Trial Begins for Dan Markel Murder Case

May 14, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

Dan Markel, a law professor at FSU, was shot and killed in his driveway in Betton Hills in July of 2014. Although it has been almost eight years since the murder, there was just a recent arrest made and an upcoming retrial. Prosecutors believe that the killing was a murder-for-hire plot, in which Sigfredo Garcia was the alleged shooter. Garcia …

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Former Magic Player Shot and Killed

May 12, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

A former NBA player has been shot and killed in Orlando on Monday, May 9th, 2022. Adreian Payne had been previously been a member of the Orlando Magic basketball team. On Monday night around 1 am, Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting at a residence on Egret Shores Drive in Orlando. When they arrived at the …

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