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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 Lululemon Worker Charged with Fraud and Grand Theft in Complex Scheme

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Dangers of Brandishing Weapons on Social Media in Florida

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Brandishing weapons on social media is rarely a good idea. Even if you own the weapon legally, it could attract the wrong kind of attention from law enforcement – and in some cases, it could lead to criminal consequences. If you do not own the weapon legally, criminal consequences are almost guaranteed. Law enforcement… Read More »

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Critical Infrastructure Vandalism in Fort Myers

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While vandalism is always a serious offense in Fort Myers, the situation becomes markedly worse if the crime involves critical infrastructure. This type of property enjoys heightened levels of protection from the courts and authorities – for obvious reasons. If you have been accused of vandalizing critical infrastructure, you should become aware of the… Read More »

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What should you know about bail and bond?

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Someone who’s arrested will likely want to get out of jail as soon as possible so they can live their life while their court date is pending. This also gives them a chance to get started on a defense for the charges they’re facing. Certain charges may have a bail amount set as part… Read More »

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