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Burglary2 February 11, 2020

Hillsborough County Man Shoots 2 Alleged Home Invaders

On the morning of January 5, 2020, a Tampa man faced 2 teens trying to break into his home and fired shots in self-defense. The home’s resident told law enforcement that the young men entered the home through an unlocked door, carrying weapons; when one of them made demands, the resident fired at them… Read More »

DUI11 February 10, 2020

Man Charged With DUI After Accident With Tri-Rail Train

A man narrowly escaped serious injury on the night of December 28, 2019, when he claimed his GPS led him onto a portion of railroad tracks, only for his car to be sideswiped by a Tri-Rail train as he dozed. At first he denied being on the tracks at all, but eventually was arrested… Read More »

CrimDef3 February 7, 2020

21 Year Old Man Shot On Sidewalk

On the morning after Christmas, a young man named Jamari Jenkins was found shot to death on a sidewalk in West Palm Beach, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The shooting is being worked as the 16th homicide of the year in West Palm Beach, and while police have no leads as of this… Read More »

DrugArrest February 6, 2020

Drug Trafficking In Florida

Drug trafficking is a serious problem in Florida, with the state’s countless miles of coastline and high population. Simple possession of drugs is a crime that is strictly prosecuted, but if you are arrested on drug trafficking charges, it is safe to say that you are facing severe penalties. You are, however, entitled to… Read More »

CrimJustice January 16, 2020

Testing Of Backlogged Rape Kits Leads To Arrest

The United States has an endemic problem with the prosecution of rape. As DNA evidence has become indispensable to law enforcement, cases have more and more often been built around it – but too often, rape kits that might provide that valuable DNA evidence lay on a shelf or in a cabinet, untested by… Read More »

Marijuana3 January 15, 2020

Clarifying Florida Marijuana Offenses

Medical marijuana became legal in Florida in 2016. However, marijuana is still a Schedule I drug under federal law, which is the schedule that carries the most severe penalties for possession or sale. Because of this disparity, it can sometimes be very confusing for the average person to know when it is safe to… Read More »

FlagGavel January 9, 2020

Woman Claiming To Be ICE Agent Robs Hispanic Man

On October 12, a blonde woman wearing a black dress and badge intimidated and robbed a Hispanic man in West Palm Beach, taking his cell phone and roughly $3,500 in cash. She also threatened him with deportation, claiming to work for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), though as of this writing no proof exists… Read More »

Appeal January 8, 2020

What Is Post-Conviction Relief?

After a trial has been concluded, most people think that either the sentence will be allowed to stand, or the convicted person will appeal the verdict to a higher court. In reality, there is a third option – a convicted person may seek what is called post-conviction relief. Seeking post-conviction relief is different from… Read More »

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