Far too often people think that a crime committed as a juvenile will just go away as they grow up and become an adult. Wrong! It can stay on your record forever.
Federal crimes can be a rather large umbrella.
When a person is arrested in Florida for allegedly driving drunk, he or she may endure public shaming whether or not the charges even stand. Orlando news organizations are known to publish the names and mug shots of those who are arrested for crimes before they have a chance to defend themselves. Having this information put out into the public arena can greatly affect a person's career, reputation, and personal life.
He said, she said. If only it were that simple. Being charged with domestic violence can come as a real shock. It is crucial that you understand what is ahead of you. The likely or possible consequences of a convinction are startling.
Sex crimes are extremely major criminal charges that should never be taken lightly. Yet, far too often statutory rape is considered a minor issue to those outside of the legal world.
Do you live in Orange or Seminole county? Have you been issued a traffic ticket on I-4, 408, 417, the FL Turnpike, Highway 50, State Roads 436 or 434 or 426, or the Bee Line Expressway?
Prostitution stings never get old, do they? This latest news story reminds me of how the "oldest profession" is really the most targeted one by the cops.
Child abuse comes in many forms. Aside from the most common ones involving physical, emotional and sexual, neglect is one type of abuse that we hear on the news all the time.
Since our earliest childhood memory, we have had it embedded into our skills that we should not steal. And yet, in some form or another, we have all stolen something of value at least once in our life. Is "petit theft" in our blood?
Identity theft seems harmless when you aren't the one involved. But there is absolutely nothing harmless when it comes to running afoul of federal law.
When dealing with sex crimes, how can we get more young men to join the police force? If other states adopt Hawaii's "hang loose" attitude when it comes to prostitution stings, you can expect every high school kid wanting to grow up to become an undercover cop.
It's amazing how quickly a night out for drinks can turn ugly.
We have all had this moment: We are driving at night and instead of coming to a complete stop, we slowly go through a stop sign. We hope for the best when we instantly see another car about to hit us and we slam on the brakes or even worse...someone walking across our car's path.
A couple of months ago in Lake County, FL, law enforcement conducted a successful "child predator sex sting". Now Seminole County has joined the fight against internet predators.
The blood-alcohol content limit for all drivers over the age of 21 is .08 percent in Florida. This generally means that if a breath or blood alcohol test shows that a driver's BAC is .07 or below, he or she should not be charged with driving under the influence.
Last week, we discussed whether certain people, such as celebrities and politicians, might receive special treatment when facing DUI charges in Florida. Some Floridians might think that not only are public figures treated as if they are above the law, but so too are law enforcement officers themselves. One Florida police officer reportedly recently tried to use his position to get out of drunk driving charges.
Whenever a famous person or a public figure here in Florida beats a DUI charge, many people assume that the person got off easy because of his or her status and connections. A number of people have recently jumped to such conclusions about Kerry Kennedy, who has been found not guilty of drugged driving. As a member of the storied Kennedy family, many have said that she was treated like American royalty in the case.