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January 2018 Archives

Juvenile crimes charges filed for alleged cyberbullying

The prevalence of cyberbullying was underscored by a criminology professor at a Florida university following the arrest of two teenagers. They face charges for such juvenile crimes after the suicide of a 12-year-old girl in early January. The professor, who is also a director at a research center for cyberbullying, says about one-third of children nationwide are victimized in this way. Furthermore, approximately 12 percent admit to having bullied others online.

Are landlords liable for the drug activity of their tenants?

Being a landlord can be financially rewarding, but it also comes with many risks. You have to deal with the possibility of tenants who do not pay rent on time, units that need major repairs and contracts that require clearer clauses. You also face multiple liabilities, such as premises liability from a slip and fall on wet surfaces.

Juvenile crimes: 2 teens arrested after drug deal goes wrong

Teenagers in Florida who get involved in criminal activities may not realize that they may be putting their futures on the line. Juvenile crimes can impact a person's chances of further studies, securing gainful employment, renting apartments and more. Two teenagers were recently arrested by officers of the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Officers respond to driver reporting his own drunk driving

Driving under the influence is not typically a laughing matter. However, some people might have been amused by a Florida driver who called 911 on New Year's Eve to report his own drunk driving. The sheriff's office in Polk County revealed that this 39-year-old man's arrest brought the total number of drunk driving arrests for December to 30. He is now facing several DUI-related charges.

Florida woman faces credit card fraud charges

Any Florida resident who is accused of white collar crimes may realize the significant challenge of defending him or herself against such charges. A 71-year-old man filed a report with Brevard County Police last October, and a credit card fraud investigation was launched. The man claimed that someone had stolen his credit card and was charging purchases on it.

ATM client shows criminal mischief charges not only for juveniles

What most people can only dream of happened to a man in Florida. While he withdrew cash from an auto teller at a Wells Fargo branch in Cocoa, there was no end to the money that the ATM provided. His reaction, and what followed, is proof that it is not only juveniles that can be charged with criminal mischief.

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