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Month: December 2013

Concluding 2013 on a High Note

December is the month for parties, and with Christmas over, the biggest party night of the year is right around the corner. Downtown Orlando and the Church Street District are two of the hot spots for ringing in the New Year. For a more sophisticated evening, the Mezz includes jazz, dinner and wine to celebrate. …

Report Finds High Rate of Plea Deals in Federal Drug Cases

A report published this month by Human Rights Watch found a startlingly high rate of plea agreements among defendants charged with federal drug crimes – 97 percent nationwide. The report alleges that the system of charging federal drug defendants creates a situation in which there is a penalty for pursuing one’s right to go to …

Despite Media Attention Sheriff Judd conducts another Polk County Prostitution Sting

This past weekend, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd conducted another prostitution sting. According to the Orlando Sentinel, 80 people were arrested in polk County for prostitution or sex crime related offenses including an altamonte springs lawyer who works for an orlando law firm. Sheriff Judd discussed the fact that some of these people who got arrested …

Illegal Fish Harvesting

A sensitive case for Floridians, which began in over a year ago with the arrest of a team illegally harvesting marine life in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, finally came to a close on Monday and Tuesday, December 2,3. Two marine farm operators from Idaho were found guilty and sentenced to Federal Prison, Ammon …

GOING ON VACATION: IGNORANCE OF LAW IS NO EXCUSE!

  With the winter holidays quickly approaching, people form all over the country will be traveling by car, plane, and train to visit relatives in other states. It is important to remain aware of changes in laws when traveling between states. It is easy to forget that every state enacts its own laws, and even …

Social media postings lead to arrest for Florida man

Police in Palm Beach County, Florida recently arrested a man that they suspected was involved in a string of local robberies. The arrest occurred after police became aware of some photos that he had posted to his Instagram account displaying potentially illegal activity. In particular, the photos displayed the man holding what appeared to be …

Prostitution Sting in Orlando on OBT Last Week Results in Arrests

If you need a criminal defense attorney after arrested in prostitution sting in Orlando, make sure you speak to a lawyer before your first court date. A sting in Orlando was carried out in the vicinity of OBT by Orlando Police Department this past week which netted a few arrests of individuals for prostitution. It remains to …

Tis the season to be merry! Don’t ruin it by shoplifting!

December. Christmas time. Shopping. Tis the season to be merry, shop for friends and family at the mall, outlets or department stores. With the large crowds and the hectic pace of the urban shopper, some individuals may see an opportunity to shoplift and item or two for themselves or a loved one. Don’t even think about …

How to Get Arrested for Attempting to Hire a Killer

People are arrested everyday for performing abnormal, illegal crimes, and on December 4, a 70 year old Jacksonville woman was arrested for requesting a murder-for-hire. This is out-of-the-ordinary to begin with, but the person the woman wanted killed was her daughter-in-law. The senior approached an undercover agent and inquired about a murder-for-hire. She told the …

Zimmerman Charges dropped? Why hiring a lawyer early on in a DV case is important.

George Zimmerman’s recent Domestic Violence charges including aggravated assault were dropped according to the Orlando Sentinel today. Zimmerman’s girlfriend filed an affidavit where she recanted the allegations according to the newspaper. Phil Archer, State Attorney for Seminole County cited the affidavit, a failure to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, and a lack of any other corroborating evidence …

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