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April 2019 Archives

White collar crimes: What are they?

Many types of crimes that aim to bring financial gain, and are based on deceit, fall into this category. White collar crimes charges can involve federal or state laws, and investigations are often lengthy because of the significant numbers of paper trails that must be traced. In Florida and elsewhere, these crimes can include anything from tax evasion or insurance fraud to complicated insider trading, securities fraud and Ponzi schemes.

Florida high school student faces possession charges

With teenagers' easy access for all to marijuana-related products, many Florida schools have to deal with associated problems. In a recent incident, an 18-year-old teen was arrested and put behind bars for alleged possession of contraband. The teen was arrested on the property of the high school.

Charges on drug crimes and other offenses follow crosswalk crash

Investigators are puzzled by the actions of a Florida driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk in Broward County last month. The driver now faces several charges for drug crimes and other offenses. Officials say the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras, and this led to the driver's surrender to authorities.

Florida man charged with drunk driving of a golf cart

A 45-year-old man in Florida recently learned that driving while impaired is against the law regardless of the type of vehicle used. A passerby noticed a driver who appeared to be falling asleep at a red light and alerted deputies. They responded to the scene and located the driver who was suspected of drunk driving of a golf cart.

How does a DUI affect your driving privileges?

The ability to drive is a convenience that impacts your life every day. Whether you commute to work in Cape Coral or need to run errands in Fort Myers, your car is the thing that gets you there. When the police charge you with a DUI, you may have to find alternate ways of getting around.

Google and Facebook lose millions -- wire fraud charges follow

Readers in Florida who thought scams threaten only the uninformed might be surprised to learn that even companies like Facebook and Google can be deceived by scammers -- from anywhere in the world. A man from a Baltic state was recently indicted on wire fraud charges in federal court. He pleaded guilty to defrauding the internet giants and other tech companies out of more than $100 million.

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