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Month: October 2021

Man Livestreamed an Attack on Orlando Police Officers

On September 25, 2021, William McClish, a 27-year-old man, attacked two police officers with a brick. Before McClish attacked, he took the time to set up his phone. The attack was livestreamed on Facebook. It took four officers who arrived on the scene to detain McClish. He now faces several charges, including attempted first-degree murder. …

4 Myths About Florida Criminal Charges

The general knowledge that people have about criminal law tends to come from popular television shows and movies. While the information is excellent for the big screen, it gives viewers myths about criminal law, and when someone is being convicted of a crime, these myths can be kinks in their criminal law case.  Misconceptions about …

Man in Custody after Making a Bomb Threat

On Monday, October 4, 2021, Orlando police detained a man after he called in a bomb threat. Around 8:00 p.m. that night, officers responded to the intersection of Orange Avenue and Central Avenue. The police found the man in his vehicle. He had contacted officers on three separate occasions on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The …

Can I Face Both State and Federal Charges for the Same Crime?

In the U.S., each state is a separate sovereign entity with its own constitution, laws, governments, and courts. This allows each state the power to make laws as long as the laws do not go against federal law. When someone is charged with a crime at the state level, they can also be charged with …

6 Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall In an Orlando Business

In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident, there are certain actions you need to take. Often, people overlook the potentially severe dangers posed by a slip and fall. After all, everyone has slipped on a wet spot or tripped over a raised sidewalk at some point or another. Still, there is potential …

Are Drug Dog Sniff Searches a Violation of the Fourth Amendment?

Drug dog sniff searches are one of the common tactics employed by law enforcement officers to detect contraband. Unless the situation warrants an emergency search, officers must have probable cause to instigate such a measure. After all, doing so without cause may violate an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights.  One of the ways to mitigate the …

Halloween Restrictions for Sex Offenders in Florida

Halloween restrictions for sex offenders in Florida depend on the details of the offense(s) they were convicted of, sentencing guidelines, and probation or parole requirements. Given the significant punishment that accompanies crimes requiring sex offender registration, Halloween restrictions tend to be stringent.  Registered sex offenders who are unsure of Florida Halloween restrictions or have unwittingly …

4 Facts to Know about Rental Car Crashes in Florida

Increased traffic patterns due to heavy tourism have led to many accidents on Florida roads. It is common for visitors to lease vehicles from rental agencies when driving long distances on vacation in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, many rental car crashes occur as a result of people being less familiar with Florida roadways. If you …

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