Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Gallup survey: 7 in 10 Americans believe crime increased from previous year – UPI.com

Seventy percent of Americans believe there is more crime than last year, according to a Gallup survey.Source: www.upi.com  Gallup survey: 7 in 10 Americans believe crime increased from previous yearWASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) — Seventy percent of Americans believe there is more crime than last year, according to a Gallup survey.Conversely, 20 percent responded there is less crime, according to Continue Reading...

New Federal Guidelines For Computer Crime Law Do Nothing To Reign In Prosecutorial Overreach Under Notoriously Vague Statue | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Source: www.eff.org   New Federal Guidelines For Computer Crime Law Do Nothing To Reign In Prosecutorial Overreach Under Notoriously Vague StatueShould prosecutors have the ability to take advantage of unclear laws to bring charges for behavior far beyond the problem Congress was trying to address? We don’t think so. When not carefully limited, criminal laws give prosecutors too much power to Continue Reading...

Gulping 53 sacks of cocaine makes bellyful of trouble for Polish man at Miami airport | Miami Herald

Source: www.miamiherald.com Gulping 53 sacks of cocaine makes bellyful of trouble for Polish man at Miami airportWhen a Polish man collapsed at Miami International Airport, he was rushed to the hospital — where doctors removed half a kilo of cocaine from his belly. That’s more than a pound of the illegal drug.In all, surgeons found 53 small rubber sacks inside Continue Reading...

3 teens hurt in Miami Gardens shooting – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Three teenagers were transported to the hospital after a shooting erupted in Miami Gardens, Thursday afternoon.According to Miami Gardens Police, the shooting took place at around 1:30 p.m., in broad daylight, along Northwest 46th Avenue and Northwest 191st Terrace.Once officials arrived to the scene, the subject responsible had fled. It is unclear whether the subject got away in a vehicle Continue Reading...

Police sergeant found guilty after stealing gasoline – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Police sergeant found guilty after stealing gasolineA jury found a Miami-Dade Police sergeant guilty, Wednesday, for stealing gasoline intended only for use in his police cruiser.Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Emil Lugo was convicted of stealing the gas and using it to fill up his wife’s car.Lugo will remain out of jail while he awaits sentencing, which could result in as much Continue Reading...

Day care closed after child dies in hot van – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Parents have been showing up to the Vision for Life Academy day care center Thursday morning, only to turn back around. A “closed” sign posted on the door, just a day after a 2-year-old boy died, after he was found unresponsive inside a van in Miami.An official from the Department of Children and Families was seen Thursday, talking with the Continue Reading...

Report: Florida woman made bomb threat to halt man’s urine test – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Report: Florida woman made bomb threat to halt man’s urine testWINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida woman made a bomb threat in an attempt to keep her boyfriend from submitting a urine sample at a probation office.Winter Haven police say 31-year-old Deniz Martinez called 911 on Tuesday, saying a man outside the office was going to “blow Continue Reading...

Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire confessed – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire confessedFORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online confessed to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended, and said he was embarrassed by the crime, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.St. Lucie County sheriff’s detectives wrote in the affidavit that after Joseph Michael Schreiber Continue Reading...

Matthew Apperson, who shot at George Zimmerman, convicted of attempted murder – CNN.com

Man who shot at George Zimmerman convicted of attempted murderA Florida man was found guilty Friday of attempted second-degree murder, stemming from a 2015 road rage incident involving George Zimmerman, a court spokeswoman said.Matthew Apperson, 27, also was found guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, Michelle Kennedy, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial Circuit, said.A Continue Reading...

USC linebacker Osa Masina facing rape, sodomy charges – CNN.com

Accuser says USC’s Osa Masina raped her twice; linebacker charged in UtahUniversity of Southern California linebacker Osa Masina was charged with three felonies in Utah, including rape, just days after being suspended from the football team, officials said Thursday.The sophomore, who had been listed atop USC’s preseason depth chart as the No. 1 weak-side linebacker, stands charged with rape and Continue Reading...
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