money crimes

Defending Allegations of White-Collar Crimes

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      White-collar crimes encompass a full range of non-violent frauds committed by individuals, businesses, or government professionals, commonly for personal, financial gains. These are crimes often committed by persons in their occupation, even those with respected and trusted positions in the community. Fraud schemes are not victimless crimes. They... Read More
protest

HB1, Anti-Riot Law Blocked by Federal District Court Judge

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   In Tallahassee, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has temporarily blocked a key portion of the Anti-Riot law, known as HB1, citing it as “vague and overbroad.” He has ruled that the law is unconstitutional and unenforceable. This decision is in response to a lawsuit regarding the controversial Anti-Riot law... Read More
crime lab

Can a Crime Lab be Trusted?

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Forensic science in the criminal justice system is the deciding factor in many criminal cases. It occupies a leading position in a criminal proceeding. Technical skills are applied for the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. A fingerprint or bite mark comparison, DNA profiling, analyzing a chemical substance, and... Read More
cyber crime

Updated Florida Legislation on Cyberstalking Crimes

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Cyberstalking is a form of online digital abuse that involves using the internet to intimidate victims and make their lives unbearable. Some of the activities include social media trolling, hacking accounts, using e-mail to send threatening messages, or engaging in identity theft. Cyberstalking takes many forms. Some are harassment, humiliation,... Read More
animal cruelty

In Defense of Animal Cruelty Charges

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Animal cruelty is a serious offense in Florida and is often prosecuted aggressively by the judicial system. There are various types of misdemeanor and felony charges associated with the mistreatment of animals. If you are caught treating a domestic or livestock animal in an inhumane manner, you will face criminal... Read More
Riot

The Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Becomes Law

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 The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent cases of alleged police brutality have sparked civil unrest and violence throughout our nation over the past year. Florida has had comparatively little civil unrest. However, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law on April 19, 2021, what he stated to be... Read More
Spring break

Risky Behavior during Florida Spring Break

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The tradition of college students celebrating spring break dates back to the early 1930s. By the late 1950s, college students everywhere were heading south in droves, with Florida being the most popular destination. However, the sun, warm weather, sandy beaches, and the party scene are risky combinations that escalate Florida... Read More
homeless

Court slams Ocala’s ‘Open Lodging’ ordinance

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The City of Ocala can no longer arrest or cite homeless people for simply sleeping outside without first checking on the availability of emergency shelter beds, according to a U.S. District Court ruling issued on Monday. Read more here. Read More

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