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HandcuffOpen April 23, 2021

Women Facing Domestic Violence Charges In Florida

Stereotypically, one thinks of domestic abuse as a crime committed by men against their wives. However, between a shift in gender roles in the United States and an expansion of the definition of domestic violence, more and more women are being accused of domestic violence. While anyone whose conduct fits the definition of domestic… Read More »

Jail April 22, 2021

Legislation Filed (Again) To Repeal (Some) Florida Mandatory Minimums

For the second time, State Rep. Anna Eskamani has filed legislation seeking to repeal certain mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders. The original attempt at repeal died in subcommittee in March of last year, but there has been a groundswell of support for repeal for years now; several studies show that harsh punishment… Read More »

CrimJustice2 April 16, 2021

Domestic Violence Committed Against Non-Romantic Partners

Most of the time, when one discusses domestic violence, it is in the context of married couples, or at least between those in romantic relationships. However, Florida’s definition of domestic violence is expansive enough to include not only romantic partners, but ‘family or household members’ as well. If you have acted in a threatening… Read More »

FedCrime April 15, 2021

What Is The Federal “Kingpin” Statute?

In the 1970s and 1980s, South Florida was beset by drug cartels, primarily based in Colombia, as they fought amongst themselves and with police while trying to take over the drug trade in the state. One of the laws used to help combat their influence was the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) statute, also referred… Read More »

CrimeVic2 April 9, 2021

Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

While the strong majority of domestic violence charges filed in Florida are based on legitimate evidence, it is not unheard of that one actor might claim domestic abuse has happened when it has not. There are several different reasons why someone might make false allegations of domestic violence, but if you are the unfortunate… Read More »

ArrestHands April 8, 2021

Obtaining A Controlled Substance By Fraud in Florida

Florida has had a difficult history with prescription drug fraud, given its past as a mecca for “pill mills.” Nowadays, prescription drug fraud is less common, but it still occurs in all demographics, and it is still considered a serious crime. If you are charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, deception, or… Read More »

Stand April 2, 2021

Bill Introduced To Repeal “Stand Your Ground” Law In Florida … Again

As they have done in successive years since 2012, a Florida Democratic State Senator or Representative has put forth a bill intended to repeal the state’s “stand your ground” law, with this year’s main sponsor being State Senator Shevrin Jones. Sen. Jones filed a similar bill in 2019, which died without a single committee… Read More »

Arrested9 April 1, 2021

Arrested For Drug Possession In Florida?

Florida’s laws on drug possession and distribution are extremely harsh, but this does not stop people from trying to get their hands on drugs. Still, if you are caught with drugs on your person, or within your control, the penalties can be quite severe, even for a first offense in some cases. If you… Read More »

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