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Man faces misdemeanor charge for alligator possession

Florida is known for its abundance of unique wildlife. With creatures like alligators, snakes, manatees and other unique species people all across Florida are often left in awe. Sometimes, people just can't get enough of this wildlife and decide to make them their pets. However, people should be cautioned because many of these species are protected and are not allowed as personal pets without the proper licenses and permits. Owning these wild animals without proper permission can lead to misdemeanor charges.

Woman arrested for drunk driving after refusing police tests

When Fort Lauderdale police stop people on suspicion of driving under the influence, the police will make several observations. They will note people's behavior, their willingness to cooperate and whether they have anyone traveling with them. These observations will become evidence against people if DUI charges are eventually filed.

Man found in Miami -- faces murder charge

Some of the most serious crimes people can be charged with are violent crimes -- particularity murder charges. There are different categories of murder charges including manslaughter, first degree murder and second degree murder. While these charges are all felonies, the specific criminal punishments available will change depending on the exact murder charge.

Florida may see increased penalties for sex crimes

There are serious consequences for people who are accused of crimes involving sex in Florida. Under the Jimmy Ryce Act, offenders are seriously punished. The law was meant as a deterrent and was passed following the kidnapping, rape and murder of a child in Miami-Dade County more than 15 years ago.

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