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Crime & Punishment of Looting & Criminal Mischief in Florida

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In light of recent events at President Trump’s Inauguration in DC, our lawyers feel that it is a good time to discuss criminal mischief. Under Florida law, criminal mischief occurs when a person knowingly, willfully, and maliciously causes damage to any property belonging to another person or entity. Looting – something that has been… Read More »

Fleeing & Eluding Law Enforcement in Miami, Florida

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Fleeing and eluding law enforcement is illegal in every state, and is an offense that comes with varying degrees of criminal penalties. Depending on the degree of the crime, eluding law enforcement can result in a mandatory adjudication of guilt and driver’s license suspension. Eluding law enforcement typically occurs when a driver of a… Read More »

What to do When Your Child is Arrested for Drug Possession

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When your child is arrested for drug and alcohol related offenses, it can have serious repercussions on their future. For the possession of some substances, the related punishment is time in juvenile detention. For the possession of other, more serious substances, your child may be tried as an adult and face considerable time in… Read More »

Proving Self-Defense in a Murder Case

By The Baez Law Firm |

On February 26, 2015, Susan Joy Jacobson murdered her common-law husband, Marvin Neal James, during what she claimed was another episode of domestic violence. According to Jacobson, James kicked her then pregnant belly. After a brief struggle, she got up and, in what she thought was a race, ran to get James’ gun. She… Read More »

Phone Passcodes No Longer Safe in a Florida Court of Law

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In 2014, a Virginia District Court ruled that phone passcodes were protected by the Fifth Amendment, while fingerprint IDs were not. The court’s reasoning was that those accused of crimes could not be compelled to incriminate themselves. In 2015, the federal district court in Eastern Pennsylvania upheld that ruling. Recently, however, a Florida state… Read More »

Is the Justice System Really All That Just in Florida?

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In 2008, Chase Legleitner of Martin County was charged with two counts of armed robbery for participating in the ambush and mugging of three men during a drug deal. At 19 years old and with a single misdemeanor on his record, he was sentenced to a little less than two years in county jail…. Read More »

Is an Online Threat Protected by the First Amendment?

By The Baez Law Firm |

On December 22, a man was arrested for making online threats against then President-Elect, Donald Trump. 59-year-old Kevin Keith Krohn of Broward County posted the following message to Facebook: “I’m just glad Obama didn’t take all our gunz! I see a good use for one now. He’s not my president. He’s an enemy of… Read More »

What Constitutes As Fraud Under Florida Law?

By The Baez Law Firm |

Fraud is the purposeful falsification of information, the perversion of the truth, or the false representation of a matter of fact. In essence, fraud is lying, but on a grand scale. Under Florida law, an individual commits fraud when they conceal information that should not have been concealed, when they purposefully lie, or when… Read More »

Can I Sue for Wrongful Death in a Drunk Driving Accident?

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While a drunk driver in Florida will always be subject to criminal charges and penalties, state law makes it difficult for victims of drunk driving accidents to sue for losses and damages. Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that drivers are required to cover their own damages and losses in the event of an… Read More »

Getting Your Name Off the Orlando Sex-Offender List

By The Baez Law Firm |

When an individual hears the term “sex offender” they automatically associate it with rapists and child molesters. However, there are many “sex offenders” out there who are guilty of nothing more than now-legal sex acts such as sodomy or oral sex, or even of having sexual relations with a partner that was no younger… Read More »

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