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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.

Criminal defense on tap for police officer charged with DUI

One police officer in Florida was recently charged with driving under the influence as well as other criminal offenses. People in the local community may immediately paint a negative picture of the accused individual. However, a strong criminal defense can help the man to vigorously fight the formal accusations. The criminal justice system views the man as innocent unless prosecutors can actually prove by relevant evidence that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The officer was recently charged with a DUI after allegedly hitting a grocery cart with two kids in it in a parking lot. This reportedly occurred while he was off-duty. The man, said to be 41, subsequently posted bail.

Man and his son face drug charges in Florida

Two men were recently accused of engaging in drug crimes in Florida -- purportedly, a father and son team. Although members of the community may quickly paint a negative picture of people who face drug charges, they are viewed by the criminal justice system as innocent unless their guilt is later proved according to strict standards. The two men were arrested on a Monday in early August.

The incident took place when police stopped a vehicle for violating a traffic law. In the car was a man and his son. Police say they found probable cause to look throughout the car, where they reportedly uncovered more than 40 grams of pills containing pseudoephedrine.

Florida woman faces felony charges involving child neglect

One mom in Florida currently faces felony charges of child neglect after police said she allowed her son to play alone at a nearby park. Individuals facing this type of scenario may feel defamed and might worry about the strict penalties -- including incarceration -- that they may face if convicted of felony charges. In addition, they naturally may be concerned about what will happen to their children.

The woman, who is a single mom, may end up going to prison for five years if the government can actually prove that she did neglect her boy, said to be 7 years old. The state may assume custody of the boy. She was questioned, arrested and then handcuffed right before her son’s eyes before being taken to jail.

Man charged with DUI-related misdemeanors after fatal crash

One of the most awful things a person may experience is to be arrested on drunken driving charges. Being accused of drinking alcohol and then operating a vehicle often tarnishes a person’s image in the eyes of the community, whether the charges are for felonies or misdemeanors. One person in Florida faces DUI misdemeanor charges after allegedly being involved in an accident that led to another individual’s death.

The accident took place when the 43-year-old man was driving east on a state road, police said. According to authorities, the man ended up hitting and killing a pedestrian who was 20 years old. The pedestrian, who was reportedly on his way to meet friends, was thrown into the median of the road due to the impact of the crash.

Man faces drug charges after alleged confiscation of pot, pills

Being labeled a criminal due to allegedly being involved in drug activity can be mortifying. It can also have a negative impact on a person’s future, and can tarnish the individual’s reputation even if it turns out that he or she is found not guilty. One person recently was arrested on drug charges in Florida.

The man, said to be 40, was arrested on charges related to cultivating marijuana, controlled substance possession and drug paraphernalia possession. Police said they were told that the man was growing pot in a particular backyard as well as in a field nearby. Authorities then found the owner of the home with the backyard in question, and the homeowner permitted police to conduct a search of the vicinity.

Florida State receiver faces felony theft charges

One college football player in Florida has been accused of committing a felony. Jesus Wilson, who faces theft charges, allegedly stole another individual's motor scooter -- an act that has resulted in his being suspended from his Florida State University team. Authorities said the man was stopped while riding the scooter a few days after the scooter was reported as being stolen.

The accused man, a receiver, told authorities that his friend had let him borrow the scooter. However, after police investigated the matter, they charged him with grand vehicle theft in the third degree. The man later turned himself into police and posted a bond of $2,500.

10 accused of committing drug offenses as part of Florida ring

Government officials recently completed an investigation into an organization allegedly involved in drug trafficking in Florida. The investigation led the state’s attorney general and federal drug enforcement officials to round up 10 residents from the central part of the state. The organization to which they are believed to have belonged is said to have committed drug offenses involving the distribution of molly, marijuana and cocaine.

Drug enforcement officials said they utilized authorized telephone interceptions in order to expose the drug ring. Those individuals reportedly involved in the ring included one woman, while the rest were men. Five of the individuals were arrested on charges of a variety of drug offenses.

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