If you get arrested for a crime, it's important to fully understand your rights. In some cases, the authorities may have violated those rights during the arrest or the very commission of the crime itself. That's what happens in entrapment cases.
Getting back into the working world following a criminal conviction can be very difficult and stressful. You need to work, you want to work, and you likely know in the back of your head that it will be challenging to do so. It might even feel impossible to secure employment. Here are some tips for finding a job with a criminal record in Florida.
Palm Beach Gardens, an ordinarily idyllic region, has received much notoriety in recent weeks regarding an ongoing investigation centered on prostitution and human trafficking in area day spas. Several days ago, this investigation resulted in the arrest of the then-president of Kolter Homes, a respected community development company.
We hear the terms "misdemeanor" and "felony" used regarding crimes, and we know that felonies are serious offenses that can land people in prison.
You've been accused of domestic violence, and you know you didn't do anything wrong. You're justified in feeling scared. You could lose your job, your home and your kids – and you could wind up in jail.
You never expected your child to get arrested, but then you got the phone call. Now you're just asking yourself how and why this could have happened. What factors pushed your child to break the law?
A social media fight over politics left a 46-year-old Florida man injured and a remorseful 44-year-old man facing felony charges.
After you're convicted of a crime, you may still wish to fight for your freedom. You may be in a position where you don't believe that you were given a fair trial or may be upset because you are, in reality, innocent of the crime you've been convicted of.
A person doing donuts on a busy bridge has been arrested following a report of the behavior on the Southeast 17th Street bridge. The driver, who was not named in the report, was suspected to also be the person responsible for a similar stunt a short time later. He was cited for reckless driving and could be linked to the dangerous acts on the bridge in Fort Lauderdale if the police can identify him in the videos of the bridge incident.
Plea bargaining is a process in which the prosecution and defense work out a deal. Instead of facing the harshest penalties and going to trial, a person who works out a plea deal may agree to a lesser punishment in exchange for information or for pleading guilty.