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Month: July 2012

First Theft From Largest Orlando Church in 125 Years

For the first time in over a century, someone has stolen the offerings from The First Baptist Church of Orlando, which is the largest church in the city. According to pastors of the church, somewhere between $40,000 to $50,000 in donations was stolen on July 15. The donations were stolen from a drop safe. Pastor …

Players You May Not Want to Draft For Fantasy Football This Year

Better reconsider your roster this year.  While you’re looking at football player statistics and checking the newswire, keep in mind the large number of NFL players arrested this year for crimes that can afflict them during this season. According to Fox Sports, 33 NFL players have been arrested so far this year. Some of the cases …

Detained and Let Go, But Still In Danger?

All too often, people presume that when they are detained by police and then released that any potential case against them is immediately over, or at the very least not something to worry about. But is this the case? Generally when the police detain you they are seeking information for the construction of a case, …

Operation Pain Management Does a Sweep

On July 11, 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement alleged prescription drug abuse and trafficking charges against 103 suspects in a sweep of arrests that spread across three counties. The eighth-month investigation culminated in arrests in Flagler, Putnam and St. John’s counties. Operation Pain Management, a strategic task force created for the problem of prescription …

Orlando Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting His Girlfriend’s Daughter

An Orlando woman caught her boyfriend engaging in sexual acts with her daughter and contacted authorities according to law enforcement reports. The 45-year-old man was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, molestation and sexual battery of a child in addition to other charges. On July 6, 2012, just after 9:00 p.m., the woman saw her …

What’s the Deal With DUI Checkpoints and Fireworks 4th of July?

As preparations commence to celebrate the independence of our country on the 4th of July, it is very important to understand Florida laws regarding the use of private fireworks. In Florida, the only legal fireworks for personal use are: Sparklers Glow worms/Snakes Fountains Other non-launching fireworks Yes, they’re all yawners for the most part, but …

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affects Juveniles Sentenced in Florida

Last week was an eventful one for the United States Supreme Court. The justices tackled immigration, healthcare and declined to revisit its ruling in Citizens United. In addition, the Court resolved some significant issues related to mandatory sentences for juveniles. The Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases: Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Arkansas. In …

10 Flat Out Bad DUI Defenses You Shouldn’t Attempt

When we’re young, we are prone to make mistakes, sometimes involving law enforcement. For persons around the age of 21, some of those mistakes involve alcohol. Like so many young people across the United States that face alcohol-related charges in their lifetime, an inebriated individual was arrested a couple weeks ago for driving under the …

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