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State Attorney Drops Charges Against Women Seen in Viral Miami, FL “Rough” Arrest Video

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According to reporting from NBC 6 South Florida, the South Florida mother who was seen in a viral video showing her being arrested in an especially “rough” manner is no longer facing any criminal charges from state or local prosecutors. Dyma Loving — a 26-year-old mother — was physically brought to the ground and… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Hears Another Stand Your Ground Case

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As reported by CBS Miami, the Florida Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in another ‘Stand Your Ground’ case. The core issue at stake in this case is whether or not key changes that were made to the controversial law in 2017 should be applied to earlier cases that are still making their way… Read More »

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Juvenile

Three Things You Should Know About the Juvenile Justice System in Florida

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Unfortunately, young people — especially teenagers — sometimes get themselves into serious trouble, even criminal trouble. According to a report from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), juvenile courts handle approximately one million cases nationally each year. Each state has its own juvenile justice program. For instance, in Florida, these types of cases… Read More »

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Defining Self Defense

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A highly publicized death penalty case is headed to the Florida Supreme Court, with both sides asking the court to reverse portions of the trial judge’s decision. According to reports, the case stems from a 2008 incident where the defendant allegedly asserts that he was attacked by two men and killed them both in… Read More »

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Common Holiday Crimes

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Shoplifting In a season where you are inundated with enticements to spend, spend and spend some more, many people bow to the pressure by shoplifting from area stores. The rate of arrests for this offense increase significantly in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In Florida, retail theft includes: Carrying away merchandise from the… Read More »

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Nine Arrests in an Alleged Crime Ring

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What started as a fuel theft investigation turned into a variety of charges for numerous suspects in the Miami area. According to a report by NBC Miami, seven men and two women recently appeared in court on accusations of involvement in an expansive crime ring. Details of the Investigation The investigation started more than… Read More »

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Untested Rape Kits Could Lead to Wrongful Convictions

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Thousands of untested rape kits sit in local police department storage rooms across the nation. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, more than 10,900 of those kits are sitting in Florida law enforcement agency evidence rooms. As reported by Florida Today, about a third of those kits “should have been submitted” for… Read More »

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The Admissibility of Hidden Recordings

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A man who was recently convicted of sexual abuse will receive a new trial based on a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. The decision, though unpopular, goes a long way to promote the rights of the accused in a criminal matter. In America, an individual is innocent until proven guilty. Presenting that proof… Read More »

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