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Criminal defense may help woman charged with DUI manslaughter

Being arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter can be one of the scariest experiences of a person's life. The individual may not know where to turn for help and may feel that going to prison is inevitable. However, the accused person's criminal defense in Florida can help the individual to explore all of his or her legal options in order to pursue the most satisfactory outcome attainable under the circumstances. 

A Florida woman recently found herself in this scenario after being arrested for driving under the influence. She is accused of killing someone in the process. The woman is said to be 32 and has since posted bail.

Couple faces weapon charges, drug charges

One couple in Florida was recently arrested on multiple charges of weapons and drug-related crimes. Although it may appear to the public that these two individuals are guilty, they actually are presumed innocent until and unless prosecutors can prove they are truly guilty, in criminal court and by an exacting measure of proof. Reportedly, both the man and woman facing weapon and drug charges are 35 years old.

The two individuals were wanted after authorities apparently discovered a pot-growing operation at their home. Seven warrants were issued for their arrests. Authorities say they ended up seizing 20 grown marijuana plants as well as nine baby plants at their house.

Woman faces felony theft charges in Florida

Once a person has been arrested and his or her face is plastered on the news, it's easy for local citizens to label the person guilty. However, until and unless guilt is actually established by competent proof in court, the person remains innocent from the law's vantage point. This is true for one woman who currently faces theft charges in Florida.

The incident involves the previous coach of a high school dance team. The 30-year-old allegedly stole from the team fund and now faces one felony theft count and three misdemeanor theft counts. She is said to have stolen more than $11,000; in addition, three parents apparently paid over $17,000 directly to the woman.

Man faces felony charges for battery involving minor

One man in Florida was recently arrested after police said he gave a teenager pot and forced sexual advances on the minor, police said. The 54-year-old man now faces charges of giving drugs to a child as well as felony charges of battery. He also faces charges of contributing to a minor's delinquency.

According to authorities, the man was at his house with the minor. He then tried to give the child, said to be 16, pot so that she could become intoxicated. He suggested that the two go swimming after offering marijuana to her, according to police.

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.

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