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May 2018 Archives

Drunk driving charges filed after crash into light pole

When a driver in Florida is arrested for impaired driving, it sometimes comes along with a fear of the unknown along with shame and a tarnished reputation -- particularly if it is a first offense. Furthermore, the impact of a drunk driving conviction on a driver's bank balance can be severe. However, the burden of proof is on the prosecutors who will have to prove guilt to the charges in court and beyond a reasonable doubt. This is where the skills of an experienced DUI defense attorney come in.

Juvenile crimes increase during hot Florida summers

With rising temperatures and the rapid approach of summer in Florida, juvenile mischief will likely be rampant. Sadly, in many cases, the mischief turns into more serious matters, and young people are arrested and accused of committing juvenile crimes. Many such arrests follow status offenses, which constitute acts that are only illegal if committed by minors.

Juvenile crimes: When can parents be held liable?

Raising a child is undoubtedly one of the most challenging jobs there is. Parents typically correct their children's behavior constantly, hoping to have them grow up to be responsible and well-behaved teens and later adults. However, a certain level of mischief must be allowed, and the challenge is to prevent mischief from turning into crime. No parent in Florida would want to have to deal with accusations of juvenile crimes against his or her child.

Former hospital CEO indicted on charges of embezzlement

Following an investigation that involved the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the Blountstown Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed the indictment by a federal grand jury of a former CEO of a Florida Hospital. He faces charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. According to the indictment, the crimes alleged were committed between 2010 and 2015.

Can a drug conviction make you lose your financial aid?

If you are the parent of a college student, you may expect that your son or daughter will spread his or her wings and blow off some steam every now and then after leaving home to live alone for the first time. However, there is a fine line between attending a college party or two and finding yourself facing a serious drug-related criminal charge, and when the latter happens, it can present collateral consequences your son or daughter must deal with.

Juvenile crimes: What is disorderly conduct?

Nobody wants a criminal record, even if it is just a disorderly conduct charge. Florida teenagers can get up to mischief, and before they know it, they might be accused of something like public annoyance. While it might seem insignificant at the time, any charges for juvenile crimes can have severe consequences that might include fines, detention and more.

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