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November 2018 Archives

Juvenile crimes: 3 teens charged with murder after fatal shooting

When teenagers are arrested for crimes committed in Florida, they will likely consider their defense options to limit the damage convictions can do to their futures. In Florida, crimes committed by teens under the age of 19 are regarded as juvenile crimes. However, legal counsel is crucial, especially if the crimes include homicide.

Is drug court a good option for you?

Florida drug charges can have some serious consequences, starting with criminal penalties and continuing with a record that can follow you and limit your opportunities. Some defendants facing allegations of drug crimes may have the option of going through drug court instead.

How to avoid giving officers probable cause for a DUI stop

Law enforcement in Florida will be out in full force in the time leading up to the holidays. Now is the time of the year when there is no shortage of DUI traffic stops, and anyone who has a few alcoholic drinks before driving is at risk of being arrested for impaired driving. However, police officers cannot pull drivers over without probable cause, and avoiding questionable driving maneuvers, committing traffic violations or obvious defects on the vehicle might prevent an arrest.

Staying safe around angry drivers

With the winter weather fast approaching, you may experience more delays due to the increased amount of traffic from snowbirds flocking to the area. With the crowds comes an increased risk of accidents, and one factor that often pops up in such frustrating conditions is road rage.

Juvenile crimes: 12-year-old girl arrested after Snapchat threat

Following the incident at a Florida high school in March when 17 people were wounded, and 17 others were killed, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act became law. Under this legislation, incidents in which people threaten schools with violence are regarded as second-degree felonies. When students make such threats, they could be charged with juvenile crimes.

DUI manslaughter charges filed after deaths of 3 linemen

A 37-year-old man is accused of causing the deaths of three linemen who were repairing damaged lines in the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The linemen were employees of a utility company. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the accident that led to DUI manslaughter and other charges occurred on a Wednesday night north of Panama City near Chipley.

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