It's late at night, maybe it's early in the morning, and you hear some sort of suspicious noise.
When you hear the words "pimp" and "prostitute" you don't always associate it with "human trafficking". Sometimes they are two (or three) of a kind.
When you are charged with robbing a bank, that is a federal crime. There is no way around it. All banks are federally insured, which means the perfectly planned bank heist can end up with the federal government and its agressive and skilled prosecutors gunning for you.
There are many different types of armed robberies. The one that happened in East Orlando seemed to cover all bases, when police were called about a robbery at Jimmy John's.
I doubt people wake up in the morning and wonder how they will get arrest today. Yet, time after time, people get arrested under the strangest circumstances.
That old moral question of "who will police the police?" becomes reality far too often.
Sometimes a serious of events can lead to unexpected results.
Don't assume that you can get away with impersonating law enforcement, because you will make an ass out of you and...well, just you.
When you have one too many and decide to go behind the wheel, you can easily take a life no matter how well you think you can handle your alcohol.
Being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence can lead to all kinds of problems. Aside from initial worries about convictions and criminal penalties, the arrest alone leaves a mark on your criminal record. In Florida, even if you are cleared of the charges that mark remains and is publicly accessible. For this reason, some people choose to apply for the expungement of such arrests from their records.
Drunk driving commercials and posters are all over the place to warn us about the dangers it causes. Too many lives have been taken by someone driving a car while intoxicated.
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One minute you are a Facebook friend, the next minute you become a murder suspect.
The term "child abuse" immediately strikes a nerve in all of us when we hear about it on the news. 30 years ago, a mother and a father could discipline their child by spanking them on the behind and nothing would ever come from it.
When you are a high school teacher you are dealing with impressional students day in, day out. There are some great days, like when you help a student achieve academic success. But there can be days that will make you want to bury your head under the covers and never come out.
I have seen people come into court with a suspended license.
When Colorado made marijuana legal for recreational use, some believed that they were hoping up a "pandora's box" full of weed. What's been opened instead are less crimes for possession, prisons with less non-violent criminals and $14 million within the first month of legalization. Which added over $2 million of tax revenue into the state.
Yesterday's events in a Utah courtroom may sound like they came straight from an episode of Law & Order or Justified, but what happened in Utah proves that anything can occur in a courtroom.
There's no way to sugarcoat a story about child neglect. While defense attorneys must protect their clients from doing any prison time, when you hear a tale like this one, it makes the job at hand much more difficult.
If you are suspected of driving under the influence, your first concern might be the possible criminal charges. However, you may also have your license revoked. For many, license suspension can be a huge problem, particularly if they need to drive to work or get their children to and from school. In Florida, a proposed transportation bill has been amended with the goal of helping certain categories of drivers acquire conditional licenses for necessary travel or to receive a reduced period of suspension.
What could be worse than forgetting you left a $50 bill? How about having it lead to you being arrested for possession of drugs?
Lying about your age might seem harmless when you do it, but it is devastating when it comes to a story like this one.
Prescription drug use has become second nature in our society. Even when someone is abusing them, that person never feels like they are committing a crime. After all, a pharmacist is not a "drug dealer".
The job market is hard enough to get into nowadays, even if you have a clean record. So put yourself in the shoes of someone who has a criminal record.
Being at the wrong place at the wrong time. It sounds like the start of an action flick, but this can happen in real life to any one of us. For a man in Ocoee, FL, this exact situation might apply.
A crew member on the Disney Dream cruise ship was arrested yesterday for allegedly molesting a 13 year old girl.
If you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be requested to take a breath test. Although this is optional, breath test refusal can lead to the automatic loss of your driving license. However, there are many reasons you might feel unwilling to take a breath test. Such was the case for one man in Florida recently.
Yesterday's news was quite a shock.
You trust them like a family member. When your most trusted employee steals from you it shakes your confidence and makes you wonder who that person really was all along. But what if there is more to the story?
Movies like Fast & Furious and Need For Speed make it look so cool.
It's one of the most nerve-wracking life experiences. Seeing a police car pull up behind you, flashing their lights, blasting the siren. Even if you know you've done nothing illegal, you still feel like a criminal.
Even cops get sticky fingers.
Car accidents leave you with a quesay feeling in your stomach. It's a nightmare of figuring out who is at fault, exchanging insurance info, etc.
No matter what your opinion on "Stand Your Ground" is, it can be used as a reasonable defense in many cases. Just like this one.
No matter what business you are in, you are always rubbing elbows and networking. Yes, even if you are involved in the "oldest profession".
Grand Theft Juvenile. It kind of sounds like a new video game. But for one young man, this could be game over.
Different people react to alcohol in different ways, and the amount required to affect an individual's behavior varies from one person to the next. This can make it difficult to ascertain how much a person's judgment may have been impaired by intoxication. However, limits are enforced by law to discourage people from driving under the influence. In Florida, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.08.
Celebrites don't want sex crimes attached to their name, just like the rest of us "normal" citizens. Especially if it means getting caught having sex with someone who is underaged. Just look at what almost happened to actor/writer/poet/student/professor James Franco.