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What Happens When You Threaten a Federal Judge in Florida?

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If you’re asking yourself what happens when you threaten a federal judge in Florida, the answer is quite simple: You will face serious consequences. This is considered a serious federal offense, and it is something that the courts take extremely seriously. The reason for this serious approach is somewhat obvious. Federal judges represent an… Read More »

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Defenses to Resisting Arrest in Fort Myers

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Resisting arrest is a serious offense in Florida, and it may lead to a third degree felony. However, penalties are far from guaranteed – and you can strive for positive outcomes with effective defense strategies. The most appropriate defense strategy depends on your specific situation, and it may be advisable to discuss these circumstances… Read More »

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Naples Man Pleads Not Guilty in Connection with Accidental Firearm Discharge

By Foley & Wilson |

Accidental firearm discharges may seem like innocent mistakes, but they can lead to serious criminal consequences. This was made quite clear after an incident in Naples that left a child with a gunshot wound to the leg. Media reports illustrate the various criminal consequences that this particular defendant may face due to an accidental… Read More »

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Police Hunt for Beer Thieves in Fort Myers

By Foley & Wilson |

Theft of alcohol is relatively common in Fort Myers. Each year, numerous reports highlight incidents involving the theft of beer, wine, and liquor across the city. In some cases, the value of the stolen alcohol is worth thousands of dollars. A recent case involves the theft of beer, and these alleged thieves are currently… Read More »

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Tossing Drugs While Fleeing on Foot: How Can Police Prove They Were Yours?

By Foley & Wilson |

A common theme in Fort Myers drug cases involves suspects allegedly tossing away controlled substances while being pursued by police. When these substances are recovered by officers, they become important evidence. But how exactly do officers prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that the suspect tossed the items? What happens if they never saw the suspect… Read More »

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Naples Lululemon Worker Charged with Fraud and Grand Theft in Complex Scheme

By Foley & Wilson |

As the cost of living increases in Naples, various employees may feel tempted to defraud their employers. This type of crime can take many forms, ranging from the minor theft of a few dollar bills to extremely elaborate schemes. A recent case in Naples shows just how complex these schemes can become in the… Read More »

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Avoiding Incarceration for White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Foley & Wilson |

Although Florida takes white-collar crimes seriously, these offenses are almost always completely non-violent. In some cases, these crimes are also “victimless.” Based on these factors, it may seem unreasonable to face incarceration alongside some of the Sunshine State’s most violent criminals. With assistance from a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney, defendants may avoid incarceration… Read More »

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Penalties for Mail Theft in Florida

By Foley & Wilson |

With the rise of online shopping, mail theft is becoming especially common throughout Florida. The incentive to steal parcels, mail, and even entire delivery trucks becomes even higher during the holiday season – when Floridians ship more high-value mail than at any other time. Defendants should be aware of the penalties for these offenses,… Read More »

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What to Do if Accused of COVID Relief Fraud in Fort Myers

By Foley & Wilson |

COVID fraud is fast becoming the most common white collar crime in the United States, with hundreds of new criminal cases announced by the Justice Department each month. Almost every jurisdiction across the nation has open cases regarding these alleged crimes – including Fort Myers. If you have been accused of COVID relief fraud,… Read More »

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HB 549 Could Increase Theft Penalties in Florida

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Over the past few months and years, politicians and business owners have raised considerable concerns about rising levels of theft across the nation. Florida is no exception, and many lawmakers in the Sunshine State want to respond with more serious penalties for theft. The central issue seems to be retail theft – also known… Read More »

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