It’s a crime in Florida to give a weapon to a someone under 18-years-old unless the child’s parents consent. (Fla. Stat. 790.17). It’s also a crime to leave a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of minor unless the gun is stored in a securely locked box or container or in a location …
Elderly Abuse is defined as financial or material exploitation and the illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds, property or assets. Financial exploitation of the elderly has become so rampant throughout the years that it has been referred to as “the crime of the 21st century”. As we age, we change physically, emotionally and […]
Lies. Truth. Some people live it, some people tell it, and some people mix both into one and don’t do either very well. When it comes to the criminal justice system, it’s been said that there are three sides to every story: His, hers, and the truth. No matter which category you fall into, there’s […]
The pattern jury instruction for the 11th Circuit (Miami) requires intent to lauder. Below is the exact instruction and some notes. If you are charged with Money Laundering get advice from an experienced lawyer. O74.1 Money Laundering: Promoting Unlawful Activity 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(A)(i) It’s a Federal crime to knowingly engage in certain kinds of […]
Source Miami-Dade County has passed an ordinance that gives police officers the option of issuing a $100 citation (like a parking ticket) for small amounts of marijuana possession. As long as you possess less than 20 grams (about 36 joints depending on the size) you could have the bitter sweet luck of getting a ticket […]
First and foremost, sexual assault in Florida is known as “Sexual Battery” and/or “Lewd or Lascivious Battery”. The crime is characterized by the degree of the touching- exactly what touched what and how exactly if there was penetration.