When you think or hear about home invasions, a theft of guns doesn't exactly come to mind. We hear about break-ins that lead to jewelry, TVs, artwork, etc., all being taken. But a recent case shows that weapons can be added to the list of items taken.
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?
Petit Theft is a serious charge and if you have been arrested for it you need legal assistance right away. In Orange County (Orlando) Judges will routinely give jail time for these charges even on a first offense. It is considered a crime of dishonestly and if you are convicted will follow you for a lifetime. It will make it more difficult to find high paying jobs and can be used against you if you are every charged with another crime down the road.
The theme parks are a place to have fun and relax with the family, however people also find themselves on the wrong side of the law and get arrested while at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Florida. Many times alcohol is a factor at this theme park due to all the bars and restaurants plus the sale of alcohol through the park. Many people also find themselves making the mistake of committing a retail theft at one of the stores. No matter how small the amount of the theft you will still get arrested and charged or be given a notice to appear in court.
The common misconception is that Disney World will not have you arrested for theft while at the theme parks. Disney World will almost always have you arrested and seek prosecution if you are caught stealing even a small dollar item. I have represented numerous clients who were down here on vacation or live here and were visiting the theme parks and were arrested for shoplifting or other crimes. If you find yourself in this situation and do not hire an attorney you will be required to attend court dates in Florida which you would have to attend in person.
Tourist Crimes is a area of criminal law that we focus on at the Law Office of Corey Cohen. Unfortunately when people are in Central Florida on vacation they can get arrested for various charges ranging from shoplifting, DUI, Domestic Battery or other crimes. The law in central Florida is unique and you need an attorney who has experience here. Many times when you hire an attorney for a crime as a tourist you will not be required to come back to Florida for those court dates since the lawyer can waive your appearance for most if not all of the court dates and resolve your case in many situations without you having to come to court.
When individuals are arrested, they are fingerprinted and photographed. These procedures have become so standardized that most of us do not even question the privacy implications of these actions. However, the collection of an additional identifying marker being cataloged with regard to some arrestees and some convicted criminal offenders is being criticized by many as too-far overstepping the boundaries of privacy in the name of public safety.