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Unruly Passenger at OIA Pepper Sprayed and Arrested

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, police arrested a passenger behaving in an unruly manner at Orlando International Airport. Bystanders filmed the entire incident, with video proof hitting the internet immediately. According to the Orlando Police Department’s arrest affidavit, the man, a 59-year-old doctor named Jeffrey Epstein, was charged with trespassing after a warning, disorderly conduct, …

Proving Fault in a Car Accident Case

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and typically result in severe injury and damage. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department reports that over 395,000 car accidents happen in Florida each year. With the high prevalence of car accidents, it’s essential to know the ins and outs of personal injury …

Three Possible Defenses to Drug Trafficking

A drug trafficking charge is a grave matter for any individual. Being accused of trafficking drugs can result in a minimum of three years in prison, followed by probation and hefty fines. Besides, having a felony charge on a personal record often impacts the ability to secure jobs in the future. Anyone in this situation …

Know Your Rights at a Theme Park

Florida has the privilege of being one of the few states that can boast beautiful weather all year round. The ideal climate allows families the chance to visit their favorite theme parks virtually any time they want. While amusement parks are undoubtedly fun for the whole family, it’s important to recognize that accidents can still …

Can I Get a DUI for a BAC Under 0.08?

Driving under the influence is a criminal act in the United States. Throughout the country, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08. If an individual fails a breathalyzer exam given by an officer during a stop, they will be arrested and charged with a DUI. However, a person getting pulled over with …

When College Athletes Face False Accusations of Sex Battery

Campus police arrested University of Central Florida linebacker Demetrius Meyes on Tuesday after accusations of sexual battery. The 18-year-old football player is accused of taking advantage of the victim at an off-campus party where the two met. The victim of the assault claims that she woke up to Meyes penetrating her, and when she stood …

GILT Orlando Nightclub Shooting

On Wednesday, August 19, 2018, a shooting outside of an Orlando nightclub resulted in one man in police custody and another in the hospital fighting for his life. Peter Palacios, 23, was arrested after shooting another man as the two spent the night at Orlando nightclub, GILT, near Bennett Road. The incident happened at around …

A New Blackmail Scam Spreads in Florida

The FBI’s Jacksonville division has issued a warning to Florida residents regarding a blackmailing scam circulating throughout the state. The scammer anonymously contacts individuals telling them that they have evidence of adultery, and demands payment to keep their silence. The scammer threatens to tell the recipient’s spouse, family, and friends if their demands are not …

What is the Legal Age of Consent in Florida?

In the United States, the age of consent is the legal age in which a person is legally considered mature enough to engage in sexual relations. Every state has its own laws outlining this specific age. The state of Florida says that the age of consent is 18-years-old. If you are above the age of …

Local Police Collecting DNA Samples from Innocent Citizens

Collecting DNA and creating databases is a growing trend among local police departments all over the country. While it’s common to take DNA samples from convicted criminals, that information is usually stored in a national database, which local police can’t access. Since DNA collection technology has gotten cheaper, police across all 50 states are now …

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