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Monthly Archives: June 2017


JUNE  29 2017
Resisting Arrest: How to Act When Stopped By a Florida Officer
Resisting Arrest: How to Act When Stopped By a Florida Officer
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More and more, we hear news stories of people getting charged with resisting arrest, but what exactly does it mean to resist arrest?

 

Let’s look at an example of a Florida man who was arrested for resisting arrest after a traffic stop last month.

 

Just after midnight, a police officer saw a man leave a motel without stopping before pulling out into the road. The officer stopped the Chrysler Sebring and asked the Lakeland man for his license multiple times.

 

The man supposedly refused to give the officer his license because he wanted to know why he …

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JUNE  23 2017
DUI Manslaughter Conviction Lands Florida Man in Prison for 30 Years
DUI Manslaughter Conviction Lands Florida Man in Prison for 30 Years
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It was more than a year ago when Terry Dinkins, a 66-year-old Florida resident, got into his vehicle after having “a lot to drink,” as he later admitted to officials. Reports would show he had been driving with a blood-alcohol content level of 0.20, more than twice the legal limit.

 

Driving the wrong way on State Road 435, Dinkins crashed his Lexus convertible into an oncoming Nissan Altima. The crash killed the Altima’s driver and passenger, Brandi Cole and Silvia Barajas.

 

Last month, Dinkins was convicted of DUI manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison. …

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JUNE  16 2017
Differences between Federal and State Charges in Florida
Differences between Federal and State Charges in Florida
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There are many things that are illegal: theft, drugs, assault, murder, rape, drinking and driving, domestic violence, fraud. The list goes on and on. If you were to commit or be accused of committing one of these crimes, you could be arrested and criminally charged.

 

If you are accused of violating a Florida law, you will be charged with a state crime and prosecuted by the State of Florida. However, depending on specific details of the accusation, you may be charged with violating federal law as well, which could mean you could be charged with a federal …

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JUNE  9 2017
Former UF Player Takes Girlfriend’s Cellphone, Charged with Theft
Former UF Player Takes Girlfriend’s Cellphone, Charged with Theft
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We love sports and the athletes who play for our favorite teams. We cheer for them from the sidelines. We admire them. And because they are in the public eye, we often expect more from them. So it’s no surprise when they fall, it’s breaking news.

 

Recently, Tiger Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI here in South Florida. Just prior to that, one of our own – Matt Elam, who went to Dwyer High School and then went on to play football for the University of Florida and the Baltimore Ravens – was arrested for larceny

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JUNE  5 2017
Florida Sex Offenders Face Criminal Charges…For Using Facebook
Florida Sex Offenders Face Criminal Charges…For Using Facebook
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Whether you’re from an older generation or you grew up with the internet, it’s fair to say that social media is a big part of our just about everyone’s lives today.

 

We get our news from Twitter. We hear wedding announcements on Facebook. Recipe books have been replaced by Pinterest and classified ads have been replaced by LinkedIn.

 

Most people have at least one social media account, but if you are on Florida’s sex offender registry, having that account can add felony charges to your record.

 

That’s right. We said “felony.”

 

Sex Offenders and Facebook

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