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July 2016 Archives

How Florida tackles prescription drug abuse and violations

If you violate the law by selling prescription medications, giving them to friends, or by doctor shopping to obtain more for your own addiction, you need to defend yourself from the moment of your arrest. This is a serious crime, and Florida has been cracking down on offenders.

DUI blood tests now require search warrant

Every state and Washington, D.C., prohibit drunk driving. The penalties are significantly varied depending on which state the driver is in when charged. However, a recent United States Supreme Court ruling will have an impact on the procedures law enforcement officers in all states must follow when using a blood test to determine a person's blood alcohol content.

What profession has the highest rate of domestic violence?

We have seen some disturbing stories in the media in recent years about professional football players charged with and convicted of domestic violence. Close to half of Americans believe that athletes should be banned permanently from the National Football League for these crimes. However, in fact, the rate of domestic violence among NFL players is 45 percent below the national average.

Violent crimes: Statistics for 2014

When you think of a violent crime, you might think of murders or fights with weapons. You're on the right track. Violent crimes can be divided into four main categories including murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, and forcible rape. These crimes are defined as violent because they involve force or the threat of force. That means that even if an assault doesn't take place, if there is a real threat of danger to another person, that person could accuse you of assault and threatening force against him or her.

Can I successfully fight a sex crime charge?

If you have recently been charged with a sex crime, you probably realized quite quickly that you are in serious trouble. Your future and your freedom may be at stake. You may find that the media has latched onto the story and that you have already been found guilty in the court of public opinion.

Broward County deputy arrested on drug charges after hit-and-run

A Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested recently after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident. The Broward Sheriff's Office said that the 22-year-old deputy side-swiped a vehicle in Pompano Beach. He was driving a Ford Crown Victoria patrol car at the time.

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