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November 2014 Archives

Former science teacher arrested on sex crime charges

Sex offenses by the nature of the crimes are usually sensitive cases. In Florida, specifically in Orlando, sex crimes often involve cases of rape, child pornography, child sexual abuse and prostitution. Each sex crime comes with unique penalties. Anyone who is facing sex charges must defend themselves against the damaging allegations to avoid serious repercussions, such as jail and inclusion on the list of sex offenders.

Overview of the self-defense plea in a criminal assault charge

Anyone can be accused of a criminal offense. Before a sentence is imposed, a person accused of a crime will often be subjected to a trial to determine if that person is guilty of the offense. The accused has the right to establish a strong criminal defense to contest the damaging allegations. Many types of criminal defense are possible; one of which is self-defense. People accused of criminal assault may be interested to learn more about the self-defense plea and how it can help fight a criminal assault charge.

Theft charges are difficult to deal with; we can help

Generally, theft is the act of taking another person's property with the intent to deprive that person of such property. In Central Florida, readers may be familiar with the most common form of theft, which is shoplifting. This criminal offense can be either a minor or serious offense, depending on the value of the stolen item. For example, if a person enters a store and steals a lighter, that person can be charged with a minor offense, whereas a person who has stolen a more expensive item can be charged with a serious theft charge.

Amendment Two Failed and So Did Florida

In a state with declining revenues and a grim economic outlook the proposed amendment two that was potentially a billion dollar industry fell short with only 57% of voters approving it. Despite early polls in July, showing more than 80% approval for medical marijuana, unfortunately most of that support seems to have vanished on Tuesday Night.

The consequences of drunken-driving convictions in Florida

Drunken driving is strongly associated with motor vehicle crashes. Florida is not alone in having many drunk driving accidents that injure or kill pedestrians and motorists. Some were single-vehicle crashes and others involved one or more other vehicles. Over the decades, because of the catastrophic results of drunken driving, state legislators have passed tough laws that punish those who are convicted of such dangerous behavior.

9 Must-Know Traffic Tips for Your Trip to New York

If you're planning a trip to New York City, there are several things to keep in mind about getting around that can help make your trip go a lot smoother. Because nothing can sour your trip to the Big Apple like getting a traffic ticket, knowing the rules of the road can ensure that the only tickets you get while visiting are to a concert or Broadway show.

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