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Juvenile crimes: 3 teens charged after Florida robbery

Most people know that kids do not always make the best decisions. However, some of those decisions could land them in serious legal trouble. Juvenile crimes are no laughing matter, and if minors are accused of serious charges, their futures could be at risk of facing immensely negative impacts.

It was recently reported that three teens were taken into custody in Florida. Reportedly, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy got gone into a restaurant with a handgun and demanded money. They allegedly threatened the manager, who opened the register. The teens took cash from the register then went back to their vehicle, where a third teen was waiting. Officers later spotted the car, and a chase ensued.

Florida authorities take man into custody for DUI, no license

There is a vast amount of information available for individuals facing criminal charges. Of course, it can be difficult to determine what information is factual and what may be less reliable. Fortunately, if individuals are facing charges for DUI, they do not have to rely on a search engine to gain the right knowledge to address their cases.

One man in Florida may be looking to obtain reliable information after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that authorities had been alerted to the man after he allegedly bumped into the car in front of his multiple times while in a fast food drive thru line. When police located the man, they allegedly saw an open bottle of alcohol sitting in the passenger seat. Authorities also stated the man had an odor of alcohol about him.

Youth sentenced to life in FL prisons given new life

Should we sentence minors to life without parole? Florida says no.

As of July 1st, 2014, juveniles in Florida, sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, can have their cases reviewed by a judge. Based on a number of circumstances and the quality of their counsel, it’s possible to have the sentence reduced.

Mentally ill man accused of murder in Florida

Many individuals struggle throughout life with mental illness. In many cases, people often do not receive the treatment needed to keep their illnesses from becoming too overwhelming. As a result, it is not unusual for some struggling individuals to carry out acts that could potentially cause harm to others and lead to criminal charges for serious crimes, like murder.

It was recently reported that a 30-year-old man, whose parents claim has mental health issues, was recently charged in Florida after a fatal incident. Apparently, the man had been driving a vehicle when he drove over a grassy area and crashed into a father and two sons riding bicycles. The man then reportedly drove away from the scene. The 42-year-old father suffered fatal injuries in the incident, and a 3-year-old boy was seriously injured. An 8-year-old child was also involved in the event, but he apparently did not suffer serious harm.

Scared man flees officer, faces DUI charge in Florida

When a police officer attempts to pull over a vehicle, most drivers understandably feel a sense of panic. As a result, they may not use their best judgment in dealing with the situation, which may cause it to become worse. If an officers suspects a driver of DUI and the driver fails to stop, multiple charges could result.

These circumstances recently affected one man in Florida. Reports stated that the man was driving a pickup truck when a police officer attempted to stop his vehicle. Apparently, the man initially stopped his truck, became scared and then drove away as the officer got out of his vehicle. The man came to a stop again a short distance away. After the stop, the man then allegedly got out of his vehicle and chugged a can of beer.

Charge for drug-related offenses leveled against Florida man

Many people wind up in situations where they need help. In particular, a person facing charges for drug-related offenses may need a lot of help in dealing with the allegations. No two criminal law cases are the same, and because of the unique nature of each case, every accused individual needs to determine what defense options may suit the particular details of his or her case.

To determine the best way to address his charges, a Florida man will certainly want to gain reliable information on how to maintain his innocence. Reports stated that the man had allegedly called police after he had a negative reaction to smoking methamphetamine. He reportedly claimed that he thought he had been sold the wrong substance and wanted have charges filed against the seller of the drugs.

3 charged in relation to alleged homicide, attempted homicide

There are many ways in which arguments can escalate. In some instances, individuals may come to blows without causing too much injury or animosity. However, other events could prove more serious, and when parties act rashly, someone could end up with fatal injuries. As a result, homicide charges could come about.

It was recently reported that three people were taken into custody in Florida in relation to an alleged homicide. Reports indicated that a deceased man with a gunshot wound to the head and another man with a similar wound were found in a neighboring state. Both men were inside a truck that was found in a creek after the wounded man managed to crawl to the road and flag down help. The injured man reportedly told police that he and the other man were shot due to an argument that took place at a woman's home.

When can the police search my home?

Civil liberties are often hard to figure out. There are certain rights you have but you may not know exactly what they are and whether or not there are limitations to them.

Search and seizure is one of these hard to figure out topics. You have privacy rights within your home, but the police also have rights to find out information in relation to crime and criminal behavior.

12-year-old boy likely needs criminal defense after arrest

It is not unusual for children to make foolish decisions. In most cases, those choices are relatively harmless in the long run, but in other instances, they could choose to carry out illegal acts. Though they are children, young individuals can still find themselves in need of a criminal defense if authorities charge them with crimes.

The parents of a 12-year-old boy in Florida will likely want to determine how to best handle such a predicament after the boy was recently taken into custody. Reports indicated that the child had been with two other male individuals of undisclosed ages and had allegedly burglarized a home. The three individuals were running from authorities, and while they attempted to rid themselves of some allegedly stolen items, the boy held on to a money jar.

Woman facing multiple DUI charges in Florida after fatal crash

After facing criminal charges, there are many ways in which individuals could choose to handle their predicaments. Typically, accused parties want to give their sides of the situation and defend against allegations in hopes of preventing or at least lessening the potential for serious consequences. When a case of suspected DUI involves a fatality, the person charged will likely need a strong defense presentation.

One woman in Florida is making headlines not only for her alleged involvement in a fatal car accident but also for the mug shot taken after her arrest. Reports stated that the 44-year-old woman was driving a vehicle when it collided with the rear of another car. The force of the impact caused the second car to crash into a horse trailer in front of it. The driver of the second car was an 18-year-old woman, and her 60-year-old mother was a passenger.

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