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April 2015 Archives

Understanding the sex crimes laws of indecent exposure in Florida

There are laws in place to prevent individuals from exposing one's "private parts" in the presence of someone and in a public location. When an individual is suspected of doing so in Florida, he or she may face sex crimes charges of indecent exposure. However, when an individual is charged, the prosecution must establish certain facts of the case in order to obtain a conviction.

Joyride on forklift leads to teenagers facing felony charges

It is not uncommon for teenagers to be mischievous, but sometimes the actions of teens can get them in trouble with the law. What starts out as a bit of fun can escalate and result in offenses that will land teens in court and in need of experienced criminal defense attorneys to protect their rights. Five Florida teens were recently caught on surveillance cameras as they took a joyride on a company's forklift, and four of them are now facing felony charges.

Domestic violence protection order violation may soon be a felony

Thousands of Florida residents claim to be victims of domestic violence every year, which means the number of alleged abusers is pretty significant. While domestic violence is a serious concern -- one that is not taken lightly by law enforcement officials -- any such accusations typically need to be substantiated in order for legal action to be taken. As the consequences of a conviction on a domestic violence charge can be quite severe, utilizing experienced representation can assist in ensuring the rights of those accused of this behavior are fully considered and protected.

Misdemeanor federal charge for man who transported injured owl

From misdemeanors to felonies, a criminal conviction carries potentially stiff penalties with across-the-board consequences. For that reason, when a person has been accused of committing a crime, it is crucial that one understands his or her legal rights. This is something that one man here in Florida will want to keep in mind as he decides how to move forward with his criminal case involving an alleged misdemeanor offense.  

Florida bicyclists injured in drunk driving crash

An accident took place in Hillsborough County, Florida, on a recent Monday night that injured two people. The drunk driving crash reportedly occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. The man behind the wheel of the vehicle that is alleged to have been involved in the accident agreed to police officers' request to take a breathalyzer test and reportedly failed it.

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