Many readers of this blog likely remember the 26-year-old drum major from Florida A & M who died after he was involved in a hazing incident that took place in November 2011. The incident reportedly involved the man's beating at the hands of other members of the band, on a bus, to obtain entrance into an exclusive group within the band.
People that get caught Urinating in Public in Orange County, Florida normally find themselves getting arrested and having to post a bond to get out of jail. This may seem like a minor charge but it is a second degree misdemeanor which can result in a criminal conviction which can likely lead to loss of future employment and other opportunities. It can even result in up to sixty (60) days in jail or six (6) months of supervised probation. These cases are typically prosecuted by the City Attorney and will require court dates unless you hire an experienced criminal attorney.
The United States Supreme Court recently signaled that it may review a case involving whether law enforcement may collect DNA samples from people who have been accused, but not convicted of serious crimes.
In May of 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Kentucky v. King that police officers may rely on the exigent circumstances exception to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement so long as "police do not create the exigency by engaging or threatening to engage in conduct that violates the Fourth Amendment." The Court's decision is a technical one, but it has important implications for how police conduct searches of people's homes.