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Recent Posts in criminal charges Category

  • Is Writing a Bad Check a Civil or Criminal Matter?

    If you pay for goods and/or services with a check, and you do not have enough money in your account to cover the total cost of the item(s), the check will bounce – or be denied. The person or business you purchased merchandise from will not be able to recover funds for the products they sold you. In Florida, if you did this intentionally, you could face both civil and criminal penalties. Civil ...
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  • What Is a Pyramid Scheme, and Is it a Chargeable Offense?

    Although there are various types of pyramid schemes, the underlying characteristic is that an individual is promised to make a profit based on the number of people they recruit to join the program. They are referred to as pyramid schemes because of the structure of the organization. One person sits at the top, and the group grows wider as those below them recruit more and more people to join. Each ...
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  • What Is Sextortion?

    With text messaging, dating apps, social media accounts, and email, it’s easier than ever to communicate electronically with other people. Through these types of media, individuals can send private messages back and forth to one another, with some exchanges including requests for suggestive photos or videos. If one person threatens to release the images unless they comply with certain demands, ...
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  • Common Tourist Crimes in Florida

    Destination Vacations and Crime Florida is a common destination for vacationers from out of state and out of the country. Although you may have spent time learning about the laws and appropriate behavior when you are visiting a new place, that doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes. If you are facing criminal charges and you are not a Florida resident, you will need the legal counsel of an ...
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  • What Happens When You Are Arrested in Florida While on Vacation?

    Now that summer has arrived once again, many Americans are embarking on their vacations in order to visit a new town, relax, and have fun. From our beautiful beaches to our famous amusement parks, Orlando remains a go-to vacation spot for people from around the world. However, sometimes individuals can have too much fun. Whether it’s DUI or drug possession , visitors may find themselves in a ...
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  • What is a Hate Crime?

    Hate crimes are considered particularly egregious offenses in the legal system. This type of crime refers to a bias that a perpetrator has against a person of a particular sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or other social group. Just about any crime committed against a person can be classified as a hate crime if it was committed with some bias. What makes a hate crime ...
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  • Tips to Safeguard Against Theft If on Holiday in Orlando

    Under the new proposed law, texting and driving shall be considered illegal and will be classified as a "secondary offense." This means that law enforcement officers cannot use texting while driving as a basis to stop a driver behind the wheel. However, in the event that a driver is pulled over for a “primary offense,” such as speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, or violating right of ...
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