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March 2013 Archives

Former city employee facing child pornography allegations

Our Fort Lauderdale readers probably know that certain criminal allegations have the ability to stir up emotions in the public more than others. Sex crimes are one type of charge that would definitely fall within this category. The problem for most people is that media reports often have the effect of convicting a defendant in the court of public opinion before the criminal justice process even has a chance to play out. It is exactly these types of circumstances, however, when all of us must remember that every person charged with a crime has certain rights which need to be protected.

Florida man accused of sex crimes while awaiting prison sentence

The internet has revolutionized the world. It has changed how people interact, how they shop and even how police catch criminals. The internet provides a certain anonymity that can give people a false sense of security when they are online. However, it is important for Floridians to understand that police can and will use what people say online against them in court -- especially when prosecuting sex crimes.

Man charged with DUI after motorcyclist killed in Broward County

Often, people do not set out to break drunk driving laws. People go out expecting to have fun, have a few drinks too many and think they are alright to drive home. They make a mistake with life changing consequences. Sometimes, people are caught driving erratically by police and are arrested for driving under the influence. Other times, people cause accidents prior to being arrested with DUI.

Officer put on administrative leave after drunk driving arrest

The penalties associated with driving while intoxicated can be life changing. In addition to monetary fines and license suspension, a person arrested for DUI can end up facing jail time if convicted. In some cases, the offender could even face job loss. Building a solid defense can be the key to reducing the severity of the consequences associated with drinking and driving charges.

At least 11 arrested for domestic violence on Valentine's Day

Relationships can sometimes go badly due to a breakdown in communication or allegations of infidelity. Domestic violence is a big issue that may sometimes go unnoticed. However, sometimes these charges are leveled on innocent people who may be victims of false accusations by a spouse or significant other.

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