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Month: January 2014

Man charged with DUI manslaughter, property damage

A man was arrested at Orlando Regional Medical Center after police say he caused multiple crashes in the area, one which was fatal. The man is accused by police of rear-ending a car, which then hit another vehicle. They say he then took off and crashed into two more vehicles about a mile away. One …

Drunk driving charges brought against Florida police officer

Drinking and driving can have negative consequences; for example, it can contribute to an accident that results in severe injury or a fatality. In addition, it can negatively impact a person’s criminal record if he or she is found guilty of DUI charge. Local residents of a community may immediately paint a negative picture of a person …

Be Careful When Renting Inflatable Equipment For Your Child’s Next Birthday Party!

Thinking of renting inflatable equipment for your child’s next birthday party or social event? Be careful! Bounce Houses, Gladiator Jousting Games, inflatable ramps, and other such entertainment rentals can be a big hit at your child’s birthday party but a case I recently handled will make you want to think twice about renting such equipment …

Should Police be Able to Lie to get a Confession?

Do you think it is acceptable for police to lie to defendants in order to secure a confession in a criminal case? Interestingly, there are two sides to this issue. On one side are those who say that a guilty defendant should be arrested and convicted by any means available, and that if in the …

Is Big Brother Really Watching?

In the last few months and even years, there has been a great deal of media coverage regarding the leaking of intelligence information by famous insiders like Edward Snowden. The news reports and discussions reveal the ease with which the Government has collected phone records and other personal information of United States citizens. So the question …

Another Study Confirms Racial Disparity in Arrest Rates

At this point Florida readers do not need another study to tell them what we already know – that minorities are more likely to be arrested than white individuals. Still, this persistent truth emerges time and time again from studies looking at various aspects of the criminal justice system. A recent study analyzed arrest rates …

Baseball Player Arrested in Florida on Reckless Driving Charge

A baseball player for the Dodgers was arrested recently in Florida when he was caught speeding on a stretch of road known as Alligator Alley on Interstate 75. State patrol officers say that Yasiel Puig was stopped around mile marker 99 when they recorded him going 110 miles per hour. Based on the speed that …

Looking to Juvenile Justice in 2014

Blog from Attorney Anne Wedge-McMillen In this New Year time of transition and new beginnings, I have had the opportunity to review and consult with several juvenile clients. One theme recurs again and again – juveniles suspected of committing crimes are being interrogated by law enforcement officers without any knowledge of their rights. Now I …

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