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Fort Walton Beach couple arrested and charged for operating a drug house

Local news for Okaloosa County, Florida reported on a couple that was arrested for various drug charges related to a nuisance structure in the Fort Walton Beach area.  Police execute search warrant and find drugs and paraphernalia Based…
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Pre-Trial Intervention ("PTI”) can be a life-altering opportunity

Jersey City, New Jersey – For people accused of a crime, rightly or wrongly, Pre-Trial Intervention ("PTI”) can be a life-altering opportunity. PTI is a period of supervision (usually between one to three years) during which the defendant…
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Residents of Jackson, Mississippi Charged with Grand Larceny for Stealing Water from the City

Several Jackson, MS residents are facing serious criminal charges after they allegedly stole water from the City of Jackson. WLBT says Margaret Dixon, 40, was recently charged with grand larceny related to the theft of water “after utilizing…
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Semi-Truck Driver Arrested in Eaton County, Michigan After Driving Erratically and Showing Signs of Impairment

A semi-truck driver was recently arrested after the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office received several calls from motorists claiming the driver was operating his vehicle “erratically” on I-69 heading north [Source: WILX 10]. After deputies…
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State of New Jersey v. Trey Lentz

Jersey City, New Jersey – On March 15, 2020, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in State of New Jersey v. Trey Lentz, held the warrantless swabbing of a suspect’s hands for gunshot residue was lawful and the results of…
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In State of New Jersey v. Michael A. Jackson

Jersey City, New Jersey – The Confrontation Clause of the United States Constitution is one of the most important provisions in criminal procedure. It requires a criminally accused person to be able to cross-examine the witnesses against him…
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Houston experiences a significant number of drug injuries and overdoses each year

Houston, Texas has developed a reputation as one of the worst cities in the U.S. for drug overdoses and health complications.  Drug experts give details about why Houston has become dangerous An operations officer for the federal Drug…
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NY Giants’ DeAndre Baker Sued After Alleged Armed Robbery in Florida

A criminal charge in Florida can have serious ramifications, with penalties varying depending on the specific offense. However, in Florida, some crimes are punished more severely than others -- such as armed robbery. Case in point, the recent…
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Fatal Florida Hit-and-Run Proves How Fleeing a Scene Can Exacerbate Charges

A manslaughter charge in Florida is one of the worst possible crimes to be accused of. Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person without actual intent. It can happen by accident, such as when a driver fails to stop and fatally…
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Palm Beach County, FL Man Blames COVID-19 for Domestic Violence Attack

COVID-19 has affected millions of people throughout the world. Here in Florida, the number of confirmed cases is among the highest in the nation. People continue to become infected daily, and the range of symptoms can certainly vary among those…
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3 Key Characteristics a Criminal Defense Attorney Should Have

When fighting a criminal case in Florida, you may have several questions about the process, including what (if any) jail time you might expect, how long it will take for the final verdict to be reached, whether you’ll end up having your charges…
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Stolen Ventilators Worth $3 Million Recovered in South Florida

According to Local 10 News, a shipment of ventilators worth $3 million that was stolen earlier this month in Miami-Dade has been recovered.  FBI officials explained that the ventilators were being prepared for shipment to El Salvador by…
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The State of New Jersey Recently Amended the Expungement Laws

Jersey City, New Jersey – The State of New Jersey recently amended the expungement laws to make more people eligible for expungements. The law is known as the Clean Slate Law and is already in effect. This is a brief summary of some of the…
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Houston news reports on retailer that was accused of human trafficking

Because of the covert nature of its operation, human trafficking can occur in all kinds of situations that appear to be legitimate business operations on the surface.  Local news for Houston, Texas reported on viral posts circulating on…
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Should Florida Drivers Agree to a Breathalyzer Test Following a DUI Stop?

Among the worst issues drivers in South Florida can face is a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge. A DUI conviction carries serious penalties, including expensive fines and potential jail time. However, motorists may not be aware of the…
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Florida Man Charged With First-Degree Murder Following 7-Eleven Shooting

Police are investigating the tragic death of a young man who was murdered in Florida Monday afternoon. Authorities identified the victim as 19-year-old Jeffrey Marlin Dumersaint. The incident occurred at a gas station near the border separating…