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Category: Violent Crimes

Broward County’s Upcoming Death Penalty Cases

May 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

This summer marks the beginning of “capital punishment” season in Florida. The Broward County courthouse will have five different cases deciding whether defendants will go onto death row. COVID-19 is playing a large factor in the cases all happening all at the same time. Defense attorney Fred Hadded commented, “That backlog prevented all those cases from going forward, and the …

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Can Posting a Video on Snap Chat be considered a Written Threat?

May 6, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes

Teenagers are often categorized as emotional, dramatic, or even illogical risk-takers. Studies show that the reason they are prone to making these types of choices is simply due to the normal development of their brain. A story by Amanda Leigh Mascarelli, explains how the constant tug of war that the teenage brain experiences is logical when considering its purpose. Teenagers …

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Charged as Adults – Bulletproof Vest Test Gone Wrong

May 4, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Violent Crimes

Two young teens have been charged with the connection of a fatal shooting of their friend. The tragedy occurred when a group of four teens attempted to test out a bulletproof vest. Things went horribly wrong when one of the boys, Christopher Broad, 16, was shot several times in the chest, one-shot piercing through his chest and leading to his …

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It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week!

April 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Every year at the end of April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) hosts the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The week-long event aims to recognize the efforts of professionals and volunteers who help support victims of crime all across the U.S. It is also important to ensure that all information regarding hate crimes or other trauma-related events are …

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What is Leon County’s Anatomy of a Homicide Project?

April 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

In November 2021, Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) published a report to outline a five-year analysis of homicides in Leon County. This report is called Anatomy of a Homicide Report the first of its kind and is aimed to help stop violent crimes across the county. A team was assembled in April 2021 to review homicide reports from 2015-2020. The …

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Everything You Should Know About Self-Defense Shootings

April 21, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

If you are in a stressful or violent scenario, you may be wondering if and how you can protect yourself. A lot of the time self-defense seems like a very straightforward concept. If you fear that you are in danger, you want to be able to protect yourself. However, it is important to follow all of the laws about just …

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Two Decades Later – Leon County Man’s Pipe Bomb Conviction Upheld

April 11, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

A case involving a Tallahassee man that has spanned two decades was recently reheard in court on March 23, 2022. The twists and turns of the case, which initially took place on a college campus and shook the state of Florida, will be thoroughly explored. What Happened? In August and September of 1999, Lawrence Lombardi planted and detonated two pipe …

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Kidnapping Turns into Potential Felony Murder – Why Fleeing is Not Your Best Option

April 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

In the heat of the moment, people are faced with a fight or flee knee-jerk reaction when dealing with stressful confrontations. This response is often thought of as a defense mechanism from older times when our instincts were poised to keep us alive in dangerous situations. In today’s age, however, ignoring these instincts might not just be smarter, but could …

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Felony Murder in Florida

April 7, 2022 Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Do you trust your friends? For most people – the answer is yes. Imagine you are 20 years old, hungover, on the couch and your friend asks to borrow your car, saying “I’m going to rob someone!” Thinking it’s a joke, or thinking it isn’t a joke and assuming they will stick to robbery, or maybe not even hearing the …

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