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Miami High School Security Guard Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges

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According to reporting from ABC 10 News, Jamie Green — a Miami-Dade County high school security guard — has been arrested on multiple drug charges. The arrest report indicates that Mr. Green was pulled over by local law enforcement officers shortly after an undercover detective allegedly watched him sell drugs to a buyer at… Read More »

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Three Arrested After Miami Gardens Paintball Shooting

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On October 31st, 2018, the Miami Herald reported that the Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) has arrested three individuals — Tyrese Ferguson, Antwon Adam, and an unidentified minor — after a spree of paintball gun shootings left several people injured in neighborhoods across the region. The three were allegedly driving around Miami area communities,… Read More »

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Three Miami Police Officers Arrested in Drug Bust

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On October 24th, 2018, NBC News reported that three Miami police officers have been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors allege that the officers — James Archibald, Schonton Harris, and Kelvin Harris — accepted money to work protection for a South Florida drug distribution ring. Prosecutors state that the officers believed that the… Read More »

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Florida Criminal Law: What Happens if Police Mishandled the Evidence?

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One of the foundational elements of the American criminal justice system is that all defendants are presumed to be innocent. To obtain a conviction, the prosecution has a burden of proving the charges that they are pursuing beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors must come to court prepared to present relevant, compelling supporting evidence. In… Read More »

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Can You Go to Jail for Reckless Driving in Florida?

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In Florida, reckless driving is much more than an administrative infraction. While it could certainly cost you your driver’s license, it could also lead to serious criminal penalties. In fact, if you are convicted of a reckless driving in South Florida, you may even face significant jail time. A person who is facing reckless… Read More »

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Nearly a Dozen People Arrested in Miami-Dade County Drug Bust

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According to reporting from NBC 6 Miami, at least eleven people were arrested in a coordinated drug raid that occurred throughout multiple locations across Miami-Dade County, Florida. In the early morning hours of August 9th, 2018, agents and officers from several law enforcement agencies carried out this operation. Among other agencies, this includes the… Read More »

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Miami-Dade Police Officer Charged With Tax Fraud

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According to reporting from WPLG Local 10 Miami, a Miami-Dade police officer has been arrested and charged with tax fraud. Ebony Nesbitt of North Miami is accused of violating federal tax law. The misconduct is alleged to have occurred prior to her joining of the police department. In a press release, the United States… Read More »

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Florida Criminal Law: What is the Difference Between Being ‘Detained’ and ‘Arrested’?

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If you have been ‘stopped’, you are being ‘questioned, or are being ‘held’ by a Florida police officer, it is important that you know whether: You are being detained; You have been arrested; or None of the above. In this article, our Miami criminal defense lawyers seek to help you better understand your legal… Read More »

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Miami New Times: Strong Evidence of Racial Disparities in Miami Marijuana Enforcement

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On September 7th, 2018, the Miami New Times published a report on the arrest and citation data that was released by the Miami-Dade Police Department. Notably, the Miami New Times assesses that this data confirms the conclusions of its early investigative reports, which found that: Miami-Dade Police are arresting people on marijuana possession charges… Read More »

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Florida’s Identity Theft Law: What is ‘Personal Information’?

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Identity theft is a very serious crime in Florida. As this type of fraud becomes more common in the digital age, Florida law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are bringing tougher enforcement action against perpetrators. As CBS News reported earlier this year, identity theft is at a record high in the United States. Of course,… Read More »

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