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Accusations of domestic violence deserve proper attention

Every couple and every family, no matter how much they love each other, fights on occasion. Arguments simply are a part of every relationship; however, if any physical contact is allegedly made during an argument, accusations of domestic violence could follow. For good reason, Florida laws regarding domestic violence situations are strict. As such, those accused of this behavior could greatly benefit from seeking an experienced attorney who will give the case the attention it deserves.

Domestic violence is defined as violent behavior exhibited within the home, which is generally aimed at a spouse or partner. While in many circumstances these situations occur between the couple, children are sometimes subjected to physical abuse as well. It doesn't matter whether any physical contact was actually made during a fight, all it takes is one individual saying that it did for an arrest to be made.

Woman accused of committing drug offenses in Florida

Humiliation and disappointment can naturally overcome a person who has been charged with a drug crime. The person might also be fearful, as a drug conviction can affect his or her chances of securing certain jobs in the future. However, the accused person has the right to seek challenge the accusations and to demand that government prosecutors actually prove what they have alleged. One woman was recently accused of committing drug offenses in Florida.

The woman, said to be 22, apparently contacted the police and told them that someone stole her vehicle when she was in a department store. When the authorities were investigating the matter, they discovered that she had possibly stolen something from the store. They then detained her.

Police chief faces felony charges related to recording

One police chief in Florida has been accused of recording talks with other law officers who didn't know they were being recorded. If the state's attorney decides to prosecute the chief, he may be facing felony charges. He has already been suspended in connection with the incident, police said.

Officials said that the chief reportedly documented a discussion with a subordinate police officer at the department headquarters using a tape recording device. According to Florida law, people cannot record electronic or oral communications without disclosing this to all involved parties. Recording is prohibited, except for in particular circumstances associated with criminal investigations.

Criminal defense may be chief focus of man facing DUI charges

Being accused of drinking and driving can have several consequences. It may not only tarnish your reputation in the community, but also it can lead to penalties such as prison time if a conviction is obtained down the road. The goal of a criminal defense team is to help the accused person in Florida to vigorously fight the formal charges, safeguard their legal rights and protect his or her name.

One man was recently accused of drunken driving in Florida. According to police, a woman who was driving an SUV ended up being hit by the man's vehicle on a Sunday evening. Her vehicle spun clockwise, flipped and collided with a tree located in the median of a highway, police reported.

Former deputy faces drug charges in Florida

When a person is accused of committing a crime, the individual might fear the possibility of being convicted. This is because those who have committed drug offenses and other crimes in Florida may face penalties such as time behind bars and/or hefty fines. However, the person has the legal right to aggressively defend himself or herself against the accusations. One man in our state -- a deputy -- currently faces drug charges after police said he removed drugs from a crash scene.

According to police, the deputy responded to a traffic accident back in January. The accident reportedly involved a train that struck and killed a pedestrian. The deputy, said to be 40, responded to the accident scene, police said.

Florida man faces murder charge after another man is stabbed

It's natural to feel shocked and nervous after being arrested on serious charges, such as murder. One man in Florida was recently arrested and charged following a stabbing death in our state. The murder charge came after police reportedly responded to a call of a disturbance at an apartment and saw the 22-year-old man covered with blood at the apartment's door.

Inside the apartment, police saw bloody blankets and saw the man's dead roommate, they said. A medical examiner at the scene stated that the death was a homicide. According to later reports, the roommate had been stabbed over 25 times.

Criminal defense may help arrested man to protect his rights

It can be scary not knowing what will happen to a person once he or she has been arrested. The criminal defense is responsible for ensuring that the person's rights are shielded and will strive for the most favorable outcome for the defendant in light of the circumstances. One man in Florida was recently arrested and faces criminal mischief as well as driving under the influence charges.

The incident occurred on a recent Sunday night. A man, said to be 20, was driving west on a street. According to officials, he then struck a parked car. Witnesses said they saw him in his car revving his vehicle's engine, police reported.

Criminal defense plays important role in voyeurism case

It’s natural for people to automatically assume a person is guilty if news reports indicate that he or she has been charged with a crime in Florida. However, this is far from the truth: An individual is presumed innocent unless prosecutors can prove that he or she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense is responsible for ensuring that the accused person’s rights are preserved during this process.

One man in Florida recently was arrested on charges that he engaged in voyeurism. Police said the man used a smartphone to record images of the areas underneath women's skirts at a department store. The phone was hidden in the man’s shoe, police reported.

Man faces drug charges after police stop him over headlight

Individuals who have been arrested on drug charges may describe the incident as one of their worst experiences in life. A person may feel all alone, traumatized and petrified about what will happen to him or her if the charges filed against the individual are proved to be true. However, any person facing drug charges in Florida cannot be convicted unless the government can establish the individual’s guilt according to the strict standards of the criminal court system.

In a recent Florida case, a man faces drug charges after being stopped by police. The man, said to be 30, was driving a vehicle before police stopped him for having a malfunctioning headlight in early August. Authorities ran his record and apparently learned that he was driving on a suspended license. Reportedly, the suspension stemmed from his failure to make a citation payment, authorities said.

Man faces felony charges following traffic stop

A person may feel that all hope is lost once he or she has been arrested. After all, if the person is convicted, he or she could face rigid penalties. The truth is that people who are charged with crimes in Florida are always presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. One man in our state faces felony charges following a recent traffic stop.

The incident occurred when police said the man was driving his pickup truck at night and was pulled over by police. Authorities said the man looked confused, and he was not responsive. Reportedly, he later failed many field sobriety tests.

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