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Month: September 2019

Cruise Line Youth Host Charged with Molesting Child

>Earlier this year, a cruise youth host was charged with child molestation. According to the 10-year-old victim and surveillance footage, the 24-year old defendant fondled the boy while playing a game in the kids’ club on the cruise. Once charged, the Defendant admitted to fondling the boy during the game and his case will be …

My Child was Caught Shoplifting. Now What?

Parents who believe they have raised smart and honest children never forget the late-night call notifying them that their child was caught shoplifting. At first, most parents believe there’s been a mistake, but soon enough, the reality of their child’s wrongdoing sinks in, and a storm of mixed emotions starts to brew.  As a parent, …

How a Misdemeanor Offense Can Change your Life

Imagine you’re walking down a busy street in the middle of the day and decide to cross when a spot clears up before reaching a designated crosswalk. It’s hot out, and the next light isn’t for another few blocks because the city you’re in was built for cars, with long stretches between intersections. As you’re …

How To Fight Back If You’ve Been Falsely Arrested

In August, former Florida deputy Steven O’Leary was accused of falsifying 14 drug arrests. According to CNN, over the 11 months that he worked as a deputy, O’Leary made 86 drug arrests. As each case was reviewed, it was discovered that O’Leary had been submitting other substances in place of drugs as evidence. As a …

New Bill Would Allow Gun Owners to Carry Without a Permit

Gun rights are an enduring topic of conversation and debate across the United States. Every year, more than 39,000 people die as a result of gun injuries. In the wake of repeated instances of serious gun violence, many groups are calling for reformed gun laws that limit the number of people who have access to …

All About Boat Accidents and How They Compare to Car Accidents

At nearly 1 million registered boats, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine State has the most registered boats in the United States. With no shortage of pristine waterways to explore, riding a boat is a favorite outdoor activity throughout Florida. Boat ownership is a rewarding experience, but it’s not without risk. Just like owning a …

What Happens If You Live Stream A Crime On Social Media?

Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in social media use across all age groups. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat are now the primary source of communication for teens and young adults. In addition to individuals, businesses also use social media to promote the goods and services they offer. …

Can Law Enforcement Demand Your Smartphone Password?

In a world where so much of a person’s life is put on display via social media, it’s difficult to understand what information classifies as private property. Today, many criminal cases are dependent on evidence that comes from cell phone data and personal devices. If you’re ever in a situation where someone, especially a law …

When Does Shoplifting Become a Felony Offense in Florida?

It’s fair to assume that many of us have considered casually taking merchandise from a favorite or frequented retailer. After all, what difference will one minor item make? They won’t even notice it’s gone! These companies make billions of dollars in profits, while many of us are struggling to make ends meet. I spend hundreds …

How Social Media Platforms Are Increasingly Being Used for Crime

The prevalence of social media in society is obvious every time you walk down the street and see people fully engaged with their cell phones. There are approximately 3.5 billion social media users across the world who log onto sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat every day. But while social media sites are very …

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