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Florida police officer charged with DUI

A police officer who was off duty was recently arrested in Florida on charges of driving under the influence. The arrest related to DUI took place early in the morning on a Monday. Police said that the 51-year-old man had run a red light, and so they pulled him over.

After pulling the man over, the man reportedly showed signs that he was impaired in some manner. However, police said that the man refused to be tested. He was then arrested without any incident.

Man accused of rape in Florida

One man in Florida was recently charged with raping a young girl, said to be 12 years old. The man accused of rape, said to be 42, snatched the girl from an apartment complex's swimming pool, police said. He then allegedly put her in a van and drove off, according to police.

The man then reportedly visited a dollar store and told the girl to go inside and buy candy with $5. Afterward, police said he drove back to the apartment area and ended up raping her in the van's back area. He finally let the girl go, according to authorities.

Woman accused of committing multiple drug offenses in Florida

When an individual in Florida is accused of marijuana possession, his or her arrest might spark varying reactions from members of the community. Some people may view marijuana use as a vice that negatively impacts the community, while others might view marijuana possession simply as a minor offense. In Florida, possession of marijuana is one of several types of drug offenses that can go on a person's criminal record, but anyone charged with any drug-related crime has the right to defend his or her innocence.

One woman in Florida, said to be 26, is facing drug charges following a Tuesday traffic stop during which police said they smelled pot. When an officer asked the woman if she had pot with her, she allegedly admitted to having it. She also said she had crystal methamphetamine, according to police.

Criminal defense may be main focus of man arrested on DUI charges

Being charged with drunken driving may make a person feel insecure about his or her future and question whether or not he or she will receive fair treatment in the criminal justice system. Any person accused of a crime in Florida is presumed innocent unless the prosecution can prove his or her guilt in court. The person's criminal defense team is responsible for making sure that his or her rights aren't violated. One public figure was recently arrested on drunken driving charges for the third time.

This individual has been serving as the assistant city attorney of St. Pete. Police said the man, 60, was driving his car around 2 a.m. on a Sunday when he was pulled over. An officer had pulled the man over because he noticed that he had gone over a double yellow line several times.

Felony charges for shoplifting filed against Florida woman

When people are accused of committing crimes, it is natural for members of the community to look down on them, often immediately labeling them as guilty. However, they are still viewed as innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until prosecutors can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. One woman in Florida currently faces felony charges after reportedly being involved in theft.

The woman, said to be 29, was accused of shoplifting after she reportedly took more than $100 in merchandise. The merchandise was taken from a Walmart store in Okaloosa County. The incident apparently occurred in mid-November.

Woman faces drug charges after driver welfare check

It can be mortifying to be arrested and taken to jail due to being accused of a drug crime in Florida. One woman in Florida currently faces drug charges after police said they were called to do a driver welfare check. The incident reportedly took place in mid-November.

When police talked to the driver, said to be 44, they say they noticed that the woman's eyes were narrow. In addition, the woman's speech appeared to be slurred, authorities said. The police determined that she was in no position to operate a vehicle safely, so she called somebody to get her.

Man faces both DUI and drug charges in Florida

When a person faces criminal charges in Florida, he or she might feel hopeless and expect the worst to happen. However, unless and until prosecutors can prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, that person is still presumed innocent legally. One man in Florida currently faces drug charges following an alleged DUI incident.

The man, said to be 55, was reportedly involved in a vehicle crash where he was found to have been drinking and driving. Police claim that, when they arrived at the crash scene, the man showed several signs of being intoxicated. He also admitted to authorities that he had had some drinks, officials said.

Criminal defense may be chief focus of person charged with DUI

When a person is accused of drunken driving, he or she may naturally fear the worst. The person's fears may become especially heightened if the crash that he or she was involved in reportedly led to another individual's death; the person's criminal defense in such a case will strive to help him or her achieve the most ideal outcome, considering the circumstances. One woman in Florida recently was sentenced after being convicted of drinking and driving and killing two women as a result.

The incident happened in 2012. According to police, the woman was driving the incorrect way on a highway. At that point, she collided with a vehicle that was carrying two sisters, police said.

Several men's club employees face drug charges

Several employees at a men's club in Florida were recently arrested and charged with drug crimes. The drug charges came after police in the city of Miami said they spoke with the strip club managers at Upper East Side and reviewed with them what could be sold there, who was permitted and its allowable hours of operation. Police also said they warned the managers that they used undercover police and would take any necessary action.

After the meeting, police began to make visits to the club. Their investigation started when they received a complaint that the club was selling alcohol beyond the 5 a.m. cut-off. While there, police noticed that liquor indeed was being sold later than allowed, and cocaine and marijuana were being sold by workers, they reported.

Woman faces felony charges after child suffers head injuries

One owner of a day care in Florida is facing charges after a toddler suffered traumatic injuries while she was taking care of him. The boy, who died as a result of his injuries, was said to be 16 months old. Her felony charges include aggravated child abuse that leads to death; this is similar to a charge of murder in the second degree.

The owner of the day care is 55 years old. She operated the care center in her home. Police said the boy's injuries seemed to indicate that he had been violently shaken. There's a possibility that the state prosecutor will try to bring a charge of murder in the first degree against the woman.

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