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January 2014 Archives

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 of the drivers involved in the second crash was killed.

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 who has been accused of drunk driving, especially if that person is a trusted official. However, the criminal justice system in Florida presumes this person to be innocent until and unless his or her guilt is proved in a court of law.

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

bounce-house.jpgThinking 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 without being extra cautious.

Is Big Brother Really Watching?

big.jpgIn 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 becomes how easy is it in the state of Florida to intercept secure communications of Florida citizens also known as wiretapping?

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.

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.

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