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
juvenile crimes

Juvenile Crimes have Serious Consequences

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Children and minors frequently make mistakes, often exhibiting impulsivity and errors in judgment. When minors violate the law, the Florida juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. It is sometimes less formal than the adult criminal system. Penalties for juvenile crimes are usually less severe than adult crime penalties,... Read More
Conviction arrest

Wrongful Conviction in Florida

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Prevention of Wrongful Convictions    Criminal defense attorneys play a vital role in preserving the integrity of our criminal justice system. But due to many factors, wrongful convictions incarcerate many innocent people in jails and prisons across the country. Those affected often have their lives destroyed as they lose careers... Read More
Marijuana possession

Will Florida Decriminalize Marijuana Possession?

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   On December 8, 2020, Senator Randolph Bracy announced a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession and distribution, to be introduced to Florida lawmakers during the 2021 legislative session. If passed, this bill will exclude the possession and distribution of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana as a crime in Florida.... Read More
violent assembly

Proposed Legislation for Violent or Disorderly Assembly

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Note: This article mentions proposed legislation, and is subject to change.   The death of George Floyd in May of this year in the state of Minnesota rocked the nation. It sparked violent protests, calling for equality and police reform. Cities around the country have tried variable approaches to deal with... Read More