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Gavel_Cuffs December 17, 2019

Street Race Leads To Vehicular Homicide Charges In Pompano Beach

In early October, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office charged Allexie Gavaskar Powell, 33, with the vehicular homicide of Richard Schmid, 56, after a fatal accident in August 2019. Powell also faces charges for reckless driving and participating in an unlawful race (also known as street racing), all of which can lead to significant jail… Read More »

Jail2 December 16, 2019

Proposed Legislation Would Alter Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Florida has some of the harshest criminal sentencing laws in the United States. However, two bills currently before the Florida House of Representatives and Senate would both make significant reforms to those laws, allowing nonviolent and first-time offenders to “gain time” while bringing Florida law into line with other states’ norms. It is important… Read More »

Juvenile3 December 13, 2019

Florida Has Highest Rate Of Trying Juveniles As Adults

For many years running, Florida has had the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of juvenile defendants tried as adults in the nation. While most people agree that those who commit certain crimes should always be tried as adults, Florida is somewhat unusual in having laws that not only allow, but encourage youthful… Read More »

Crime2 December 12, 2019

Clearwater Man Sentenced To 20 Years In ‘Stand Your Ground’ Murder

On October 10, Michael Drejka was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of killing Markeis McGlockton over a parking space. While Drejka has stated his intent to appeal, the case is still being held up as a justifiable limitation on Florida’s “stand your ground” laws by those who fear the law… Read More »

CrimDef8 November 6, 2019

Threats Phoned Into 5 West Palm Beach Schools

There were extra police on campus at 5 different West Palm Beach schools, including the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, on August 16, after multiple threats were called in on August 15, putting the schools on lockdown. While law enforcement immediately declared that all the threats were non-credible, calling them a wide-ranging… Read More »

Jail November 5, 2019

White Collar Crime Gets Woman 4 Years In Prison

In late July, Sabrinea Brooks was sentenced to four years in federal prison for a spree of white collar crimes, notably wire fraud, forgery, and healthcare billing fraud. Using a combination of technical know-how, industry familiarity, and old-fashioned chutzpah, Brooks embezzled almost $875,000 from health care employers, and was ordered to pay roughly $1.1… Read More »

Shoplifting2 October 30, 2019

Shoplifting Crimes In Florida

Many people think that shoplifting is mere petty crime, not particularly deserving of serious consequences. However, Florida authorities take shoplifting quite seriously, and if you have been charged with this type of crime, you need to enlist a West Palm Beach theft crimes lawyer as soon as possible, to ensure that your rights are… Read More »

Juvenile2 October 29, 2019

Teenagers Captured After Multi-County Pursuit

Two male teenagers, 15 and 16, were taken into custody in Palm City after a weekend crime spree, where they stole a vehicle with a gun inside and led law enforcement on a chase through three counties. They were taken into custody and as of this writing, are in jail in Martin County. However,… Read More »

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