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August 2014 Archives

Boy's confession leads to his mother's arrest on drug charges

Law enforcement officers handle drug-related cases every day. Here in Central Florida, local residents are aware that police officers and other law enforcement officers use different methods in gathering reports of possible drug activities. These reports are usually validated and thoroughly investigated to acquire substantial evidence against the accused person. Once police have gathered sufficient evidence, they issue a warrant that can lead to a person's arrest on drug charges in Orlando. But, a person arrested on drug charges has the right to establish a defense to fight the charges.

Rape: an all too common sex crime

Central Florida residents know that sex crimes are sensitive topics often involving allegations of lewd conduct by one person toward another. Some of the most common forms of sex crimes are possession of child pornography, sexual assault, online solicitation, prostitution and rape. Each of these offenses comes with unique sentences that can lead to stiff fines and penalties. When a person is charged with a sex crime, it is important for that person to fully understand the nature of the charge. By doing so, the accused will be able to learn how to defend him or herself against the charge.

More DUI arrests on the way in Florida over Labor Day weekend

In Florida more DUI arrests on the way over the next two weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI task force that will be conducted through Labor Day 2014. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Florida Higway Patrol will be on the lookout for Drunk Drivers all over Florida and are assigning all uniformed troopers even those normally assigned to just administrative duties to be on the lookout for DUI drivers.

Florida's New "Move Over" Law

Move Over Law in FloridaGet Ready to Move Over

Most of us are aware of Florida's "move over" law. The law that was originally conceived to keep law enforcement officers and emergency responders safe on the sides of Florida's highways requires motorists to vacate the lane closest to emergency vehicles. If it's not safe to move over, or it's a two-lane roadway, motorists must slow down to a speed at least 20 mph below the speed limit. If the speed limit is 20 mph or less, the motorist must slow down to 5 mph or less. Failure to comply with this law could result in a traffic citation for a moving violation carrying a fine of $165 or more and three points on a driver's license.

Edgewater woman faces drunk driving allegations

Drinking alcohol in Florida and throughout the country is not uncommon. In Orlando, local residents are advised not to hold their steering wheel if they are planning to drink or if they have already consumed alcohol. Failure to do so can lead to drunk driving charges in the event the driver gets pulled over by authorities on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Three people face serious theft charges in south Florida

The act of taking someone else's property is against the law. Here in Orlando, Florida, local residents are familiar with the different types of theft, including burglary, robbery, shoplifting and credit card theft. These criminal offenses can be prosecuted under both state and federal law, depending on the nature of the offense. Misdemeanor offenses, such as petty theft, can incur minor penalties for the accused, but for theft cases that involve a huge sum of money, severe penalties are usually in order.

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