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Florida Woman Charged With Hate Crime In Pepper Spray Incident

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida woman has been indicted on a hate crime after she pepper sprayed a group of Asian women in New York City. She has been indicted on 12 hate crime charges related to the incident. The charges include 8 counts of aggravated assault (which is the equivalent of aggravated battery in Florida) and… Read More »

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Man Arrested On Multi-State Crime Spree Has 70 Prior Felonies

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Florida police pulled over a man whose plates did not match his vehicle. The man claimed the car was a rental and provided a rental agreement to police. However, police were able to remove the license plate and found another license underneath. The second license plate was from Florida. They also found a purse… Read More »

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Area Home Executed For Housing Criminal Activity

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Florida police did not execute a search warrant on a home—they executed the home itself. In other words, they forced the demolition of a house that had an extensive criminal history. Perhaps you didn’t know that police could do that. However, neighbors had complained about the property several times to authorities who had answered… Read More »

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Florida Man Facing $150,000 Credit Card Fraud Allegation

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida man was apprehended in Texas on charges of committing credit card fraud valued at $150,000 according to police. He used the personal information of over 20 victims to perpetrate the fraud. The suspect was apprehended in Texas on charges of robbery and fleeing and eluding police. Now, police departments all over Florida… Read More »

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How Modern Patent Law Can Impact Your Criminal Case

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

All the fingerprint matching technology, DNA technology, breathalyzer tests, and more are provided by private companies that produce proprietary software for the criminal justice system. Defendants occasionally want to question how the software works and how the matching occurred. Such defendants are rebuffed from the effort based on the protection of trade secrets. This… Read More »

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15 Years For Tallahassee Man Convicted Of Firearms Violation

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee man was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison after he was discovered in possession of a weapon and ammunition. While Tallahassee is not Chicago, we come a bit closer every day. Chicago is famous for two things: Public corruption and gun violence (also pizza). This has spurred federal agents to launch… Read More »

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Prosecutors Decline Charges After Female Inmate Is Paralyzed

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Pinning charges on law enforcement can be difficult for prosecutors. First, they have an unsympathetic complainant. Then they have to deal with a lack of cooperation from other law enforcement officers. Ultimately, the prosecution’s burden of proof is so high that it becomes difficult to justify the cost of prosecution when a jury is… Read More »

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Judge Assigned Randomly To Nikolas Cruz Trial Has No Death Penalty Experience

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

In the event that you murder several people in an act of cold rage, a guilty plea is not the end of your problems. It is just the beginning. In this case, the guilty plea means that the defendant, Nikolas Cruz has to face yet another trial for sentencing to determine if he will… Read More »

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Florida Woman Convicted Of Money Laundering In Health Fraud Scheme

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

If you want to know which industry has the largest fraud numbers right now, it’s health care. This, in fact, is one of the main reasons that health care in the United States costs as much as it does. Medical supply companies, laboratories, and fake supply chains create the illusion that patients are receiving… Read More »

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Florida Man Charged With Sex Trafficking

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida man has been charged with two counts of sex trafficking by force and another count of being a felon in possession of a weapon, according to federal authorities. The man will face federal charges in Massachusetts. Police say that the defendant trafficked two women using psychological manipulation, promises of a better life,… Read More »

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