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Month: August 2018

What is the Legal Age of Consent in Florida?

In the United States, the age of consent is the legal age in which a person is legally considered mature enough to engage in sexual relations. Every state has its own laws outlining this specific age. The state of Florida says that the age of consent is 18-years-old. If you are above the age of …

Local Police Collecting DNA Samples from Innocent Citizens

Collecting DNA and creating databases is a growing trend among local police departments all over the country. While it’s common to take DNA samples from convicted criminals, that information is usually stored in a national database, which local police can’t access. Since DNA collection technology has gotten cheaper, police across all 50 states are now …

Eleven Arrested in Child Pornography Sting in Polk County

A retired teacher and a former Walt Disney company employee are among 11 suspects arrested in a Polk County child pornography sting operation. Florida takes child pornography charges extremely seriously and the law requires severe punishments for anyone violating these child welfare laws. Strict punishments mean that those who are falsely accused often have a …

Over 450 Surrender Guns Due to Red Flag Laws

The shooting that took place at a Parkland, Florida high school paved the way for tighter gun restrictions throughout the state. Among the new laws is the state’s “red flag law,” which police are using to identify people they believe pose a threat to the community. In just one central Florida county, a dedicated team of …

Firing a Warning Shot at an Attacker Deemed Legal in Florida

Building upon Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense, Governor Rick Scott signed a law that allows citizens to show firearms and fire warning shots to would-be attackers. The law came about after a Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a gun at her husband, who consistently abused her. Although the husband …

4 Arrested in Polk County Massage Parlor Operation

Police in Central Florida often target massage parlors to sweep for signs of human trafficking. Recently, deputies with Polk County police arrested four in a massage parlor operation in Davenport. The focus of the operation was to identify human trafficking victims who might be working for these businesses against their will.   Four female massage …

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