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Month: September 2012

How Much Compensation for Wrongful Conviction

A Florida statute provides financial compensation for wrongfully convicted defendants who are later exonerated. However, due to technical provisions, only three individuals have seen any monetary recompense in the four years since the bill became law. If defendants have prior felony convictions or commit new crimes while in custody, they are excluded from the monetary compensation under the …

Courts Shift Handling of Minor Crimes Across USA

The Community Justice Center in San Francisco, one of about 40 across the nation, tracks minor offenses in some of the toughest areas of city. Judges use diversions, such as substance abuse programs and social services, instead of penalties, such as fines or time in custody. The purpose is so that people can get their …

Drug Bust Leads to Arrest of 15 in Datyona Beach

An undercover drug investigation into the sales of marijuana and cocaine captured 15 people in Daytona Beach during the September 15th and 16th. One subject was in possession of more than $400 in cash along with a total of 17 grams of illegal drugs, cocaine and marijuana. The man would not exit his vehicle, so officers …

Human Trafficking – Prominent In South Florida

Florida is developing a new industry, and it is not what you expect. Human trafficking, or slavery if you care to use a less politically correct term, is happening throughout the southern counties of Florida. Run mostly by organized crime syndicates, people from around the world are being encouraged to “Come to America for a …

How Free Speech Applies to Judges

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected suggested court restrictions that would place some term limits on justices and restrict some speech. The original intention of the limits was to unify the court system and to improve communication from justices to the public. However, the higher court justices enacted the changes without a hearing. Lower court …

Is Stand Your Ground Law Facing Possible Changes?

A Florida task force is reviewing the data surrounding the “Stand Your Ground” law. However, an educator who reported on the study related that a variety of factors affect the conclusions regarding the law. The task force cannot make a final decision on the law’s effectiveness due to insufficient information. Some of the data reviewed …

Gang Responsible For Rash of Car Burglaries

Central Florida is being terrorized by a gang of car burglaries over the past few months. There have been quite a few “smash and grab” events in which items are stolen from cars or cars are stolen all together. The problem is this is happening in areas where it is normally not expected, which include …

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