Category Archives: Criminal Defense Law

Miami Beach wants to crack down on minor crimes | Miami Herald

Next week, Miami Beach’s new city prosecutor will begin reviewing violations of city laws, such as drinking in public, that are low priority for the state attorney’s office.Source: www.miamiherald.com  Tired of nuisance crimes going unpunished? Miami Beach is about to crack downMiami Beach residents tired of seeing drunk people stumble down the street openly guzzling booze might see changes in Continue Reading...

$60,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Miami electronics store

Source: www.local10.com   $60,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Miami electronics storeA burglar broke into a Miami business last week by shattering the store’s front glass, authorities said.The burglary was reported just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday at Electronic World at 401 Biscayne Blvd.Surveillance video captured a man shattering the front glass while the business was closed.Once inside of the store, the Continue Reading...

Miami sees spike in crystal meth overdoses, arrests | Miami Herald

Cheap, high-grade crystal meth had fallen out of fashion a decade ago but it is now resurfacing on the streets of South Florida. Law enforcement blames Mexican cartels for the uptick in overdoses, seizures.Source: www.miamiherald.com     Crystal meth stages comeback in Miami — more potent and dangerous than everAn old drug is making new inroads in South Florida and it’s far Continue Reading...

Florida man accused of using crossbow to kill cat deported before trial | Miami Herald

Miami-Dade prosecutors had wanted prison time for Georgios Lollias for the April crossbow death of Strushie the cat.Source: www.miamiherald.com  Man accused of killing Miami cat with crossbow deported – before his criminal trialThere won’t exactly be justice for Strushie the cat.The South Beach hotel clerk accused of killing the popular neighborhood stray — with a crossbow arrow to the skull Continue Reading...

FIU partners with Miami-Dade State Attorney on LGBTQ hate crimes

Source: www.news.fiu.edu    FIU partners with Miami-Dade State Attorney on LGBTQ hate crimesHate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are poorly understood and vastly underreported, making the investigation and prosecution of these crimes extremely difficult. Research on these crimes also pales in comparison to studies of racially-motivated crimes.To help police and prosecutors better tackle the issue – and Continue Reading...

Hialeah man killed wife after they drove to City Hall to get divorce, police say

Source: www.local10.com   Hialeah man killed wife after they drove to City Hall to get divorce, police sayA Hialeah man faces a second-degree murder charge, a week after he killed his wife after they drove to City Hall to file for divorce, authorities said.According to an arrest report, officers responded to a call the morning of Dec. 6 about a man Continue Reading...

Man, woman shot in Miami

Source: www.local10.com  Man, woman shot in MiamiA man and a woman were shot Tuesday morning in the city of Miami, authorities said.The shooting was reported in the 5200 block of Northwest Sixth Avenue.“(Police) told me that I couldn’t come outside,” Xavier Slocum said. “They had cones all over my porch and blood was here on my porch.”  Miami police Officer Christopher Continue Reading...

Concerned Miami Beach residents seek to keep repeat criminals behind bars

Source: www.local10.com   Concerned Miami Beach residents seek to keep repeat criminals behind barsMIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Concerned Miami Beach citizens are doing their part to stop the revolving door of repeat criminals who they say are set free from jail only to commit more crimes once they are back on the streets.Dwayne Bunyan was recently arrested after a fight was Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court rules civil judges must rule on self-defense claims | Miami Herald

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that a Stand-Your-Ground ruling of “immunity” in criminal court does not automatically carry over to civil court.Source: www.miamiherald.com  Stand Your Ground may protect you from criminal charges – but not lawsuitsBeating a criminal rap thanks to Florida’s controversial Stand-Your-Ground law doesn’t automatically shield you from civil lawsuits.That was the decision Thursday by the Florida Continue Reading...

Double murder trial: PPB detective is state’s final witness

The jury hearing evidence in a double murder trial is now on a 6-day recess as the defense team prepares to present its self-defense case.Source: www.koin.com Double murder trial: PPB detective is state’s final witnessPORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The jury hearing evidence in a double murder trial is now on a 6-day recess as the defense team prepares to present Continue Reading...
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