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2013

Blog Posts in 2013

  • 26-Sep-2013

    When Can a DUI in Florida be Charged as a Felony?

    Most often, driving under the influence ( DUI ) is a misdemeanor offense. There are, however, several situations that can elevate DUI allegations to felony crimes. When a DUI becomes a felony, the consequences and penalties will increase and the need ...
  • 20-Aug-2013

    How to Fight a DUI

    Facing a DUI is never easy. In fact, any type of criminal allegation can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and scared. If you were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you don't have to face this challenge alone. ...
  • 16-Jul-2013

    Terms of Imprisonment & DUI Convictions

    Florida has joined in the national trend that offers little tolerance or leniency to individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Among the various criminal and driver's license penalties one can face, terms of ...
  • 3-Jul-2013

    New Florida Laws Take Effect this Week

    Monday, July 1 was the first day of the new fiscal year. Each year in the beginning of July, states throughout the nation implement new laws, rules, and regulations that voters or legislators have previously approved. This year, common threads ...
  • 28-Jun-2013

    Two Miami Sisters Arrested for DUI During One Traffic Stop

    In a strange traffic stop last week, a pair of Miami sisters were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The catch – there was only one car. According to reports from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the two ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Florida 'Bong Ban' to Take Effect July 1, Or Not

    Florida Governor Rick Scott, who has recently passed a string of controversial laws, continues to raise eyebrows and questions with the passing of new legislation that imposes stiff penalties for those who sell marijuana paraphernalia and smoking ...
  • 12-Jun-2013

    Crime Rates Down in Miami-Dade, Throughout Florida

    Statistics released last month by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided rare and reassuring news to local Miami-Dade residents – crime rates dropped 5.2 percent in 2012. Throughout the entire Sunshine State, crime plummeted 6.5 ...
  • 7-Jun-2013

    Traffic Stop Leads to Double Arrest for Grand Theft and Drug Possession

    An incident that began as a routine traffic stop eventually led to a double arrest in Port Charlotte, Florida with charges of grand theft and drug possession. Just after midnight on the morning of Thursday, June 6th, Charlotte County Sheriff's ...
  • 28-May-2013

    Sex Offender Registration & Failure to Register

    National law requires that any defendant who is officially convicted of a sex crime – no matter the type or degree – register as a sex offender. In fact, as stated by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), a ...
  • 24-May-2013

    Parents Could Face Charges After Son Allegedly Shot His Sister

    Earlier this month Miami news sources reported a shooting in Oakland Park, Miami. The incident occurred shortly after neighbor saw a teenage boy and his younger sister out in the driveway washing a car and later playing hide-and-seek. About an hour ...
  • 17-May-2013

    Avoid the Insurance Implications of a DUI

    After an arrest for DUI, there is much more to be considered than just the potential penalties that could be incurred upon conviction for such charges. In addition, defendants will need to consider implications such as those that could affect ...
  • 10-May-2013

    Couple Charged with Burglary & Criminal Mischief After Wrecking Pet Hospital

    Prosecutors filed charges against a Miami couple that allegedly destroyed a pet hospital after their dog died. According to the police, a 31-year-old wife and a 34-year-old husband caused more than $5,000 worth of damage to the hospital when they ...
  • 3-May-2013

    Coral Gables Police Deny "Crime Wave" After Burglaries

    Coral Gables residents are concerned about a recent string burglaries, but local police say that the incidents to not indicate a crime wave in the city. Coral Gables police released a surveillance video recently that shows a man with a cane peering ...
  • 27-Apr-2013

    19-Year-Old Claimed Mistaken Identity in Attempted Murder Case

    A 19-year-old from Miami was recently brought to court after being arrested for shooting an off-duty police officer last year. The teen with the initials W.B. went to court armed with a defense lawyer, who told the jury that his client wasn't ...
  • 26-Apr-2013

    Miami-Dade Killing Wasn't Self-Defense, Judge Said

    A judge ruled on Friday that a defendant did not act in self-defense when he shot and killed two men outside of a restaurant in 2008. The man currently faces two counts of murder in the second degree for shooting and killing two 24-year-old men ...

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