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October 2014 Archives

Authorities Arrest 5 in Osceola Child Sex Sting

During the course of a three day trial this week defending a client accused of traveling to meet a minor, use of a computer to solicit a minor for sexual activity, and attempted lewd and lascivious battery I was struck by the inequity of the penalties and unavailability of legitimate defenses for some of these crimes.

What are the penalties for federal drug trafficking charges?

Due to the detrimental effects of drugs and other illegal substances, Florida has enacted some of the toughest drug laws in the United States. Readers should note that many drug crimes can be prosecuted on either a state or federal level. If you are facing drug charges and are going to be prosecuted in a state court, you are dealing with less serious charges as compared to federal drug charges. Federal drug charges can trigger mandatory minimum prison sentences and hefty fines.

The difference between sexual assault and rape in Florida

Central Florida readers know that accusations of sex crimes should be addressed very carefully. Any one accused of such offenses is often ostracized by the public, which in turn, results in damaged reputation. Different types of sex crimes exist and each offense carries unique sentences and penalties upon conviction. Rape, one of the most common types of sex crimes, was already discussed in a previous post. Readers, who want to learn more about sex crimes, may also be interested to know the difference between rape and another common sex crime, sexual assault.

We can be your shield in your fight against criminal charges

Laws are made to maintain peace and order in the community. Central Florida readers are aware that each criminal offense can bring various consequences such as probation, fines, mandatory minimum sentences, and other penalties. If convicted, some severe criminal offenses can leave a permanent dent on your record. The good news is that anyone accused of a criminal offense has the right to tell his or her side of the story in an effort to prove his or her innocence of the criminal allegations.

Gas station's daily customer faces robbery and theft charges

Theft is the act of taking another person's property with the intention of depriving the victim of that property. Orlando, Florida, readers may be interested to learn the differences between some of the different types of theft such as burglary and robbery. Burglary refers to entering someone else's property and taking something inside that property, while robbery is the act of taking someone else's property with the use of force or weapon.

Five of The Craziest Reasons to Get Arrested at a Tailgate

Woman_in_Custody_at_Dolphins_Game.jpgWe are officially in the throes of football season in America. While students and fans enjoy open alcohol container policies across college campuses and tailgate lots there is always a small group of people who seem to take the party too far. Here are five people who should have just stayed home on game day.

Michael Phelp's DUI Arrest Told Through Gifs

Maryland police confirmed the arrest of Michael Phelps early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence. Phelps was pulled over by Maryland Transportation Authority police at 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate-95. This is his story told through gifs. Remember, if you get arrested for driving while under the influence be sure to get an experienced Orlando dui lawyer.

What are the mandatory sentences for drug trafficking in Florida?

In Florida, where drug crimes are more common, local residents may have heard about various drug offenses, including drug possession and drug trafficking. These two common types of charges carry unique penalties. If you were charged with drug possession, this could mean that authorities discovered or found an ample amount of drugs in your possession. When it comes to drug trafficking charges, authorities may have confiscated a large quantity of prohibited substance and they believe that you intended to distribute or sell the illegal drug.

4 Costumes That Are Sure to Get You Arrested this Halloween

Thinking of joining the many Americans who will be donning costumes this Halloween, well be careful what you wear or you'll be spending All Hallows' Eve in lock-up. That's right, sporting the wrong garbs this Halloween may give your friendly neighborhood police officers probable cause to book you for a slew of reasons ranging from trademark infringement to public indecency. So, in order to avoid an unwanted arrest record this Halloween we here at the Umansky Law Firm have a few tips that should help you with picking an appropriate get-up that won't get you thrown in the slammer.

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