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How Weapons Charges Can Ruin Your Life

How Weapons Charges Can Ruin Your Life

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been very busy lately as Florida’s rate of illegal weapons possession is on the rise. According to an article in WPTV News, what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop turned into a serious manhunt Tuesday afternoon in Palm Beach County. Deputies attempted to pull over a car traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then crashed and the three men in the car got out and escaped on foot. The men were immediately pursued and deputies found various stolen goods and weapons inside of the vehicle they abandoned. All three suspects have been caught as of Tuesday night and have been taken into custody by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Criminal Defense This crime could result in several… […]

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What Happens if My Child Finds My Gun?

What Happens if My Child Finds My Gun?

According to an article in WPTV News, a 5-year-old has been suspended from pre-kindergarten after authorities report he brought a loaded gun into a north Florida classroom. The investigation is regarding exactly how the pre-kindergarten student obtained the loaded weapon. According to the article, a teacher at Moseley Elementary School was giving a music lesson when the 22-caliber pistol fell out of the child’s pocket. The child told authorities he found the gun in a vehicle belonging to his stepfather. No injuries were reported, according to WTPV News. Children, Guns, and the Law Florida statute 790.71 section 2 states: A person who stores or leaves a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a minor who obtains the firearm, commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by… […]

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How A Man Attempted To Carry A Pistol Onto A Plane

How A Man Attempted To Carry A Pistol Onto A Plane

According to WPTV News, a man who attempted to board a plane with a pistol in his fanny pack is in the custody of Metro Dade Police. According to the arresting officer, Juan Manuel Baldoquin was stopped by TSA security Thursday after a screener spotted a pistol in Baldoquin’s fanny pack. Baldoquin told investigators “That is my firearm. I honestly forgot that I was carrying thefirearm.” A records check on the pistol showed it listed as stolen back on March 8, 1996 in West Palm Beach. Baldoquin will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Weapons Charges Possession of weapons can be a very serious crime. However, the charges may differ: Carrying a concealed weapon Improper exhibition of a weapon Aggravated assault with a… […]

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How Even Juveniles Are Possessing Weapons

According to the Palm Beach Post, two Royal Palm Beach High students were caught skipping school with backpacks containing loaded guns and ammunition. A deputy stopped the two juveniles at the 7-Eleven near Okeechobee Boulevard and State Road 7. They found a loaded black revolver, bullets, and two knives in one backpack, and a loaded 9mm handgun in the other. According to the police report, the teens told deputies that they were gang members and had the guns to protect themselves from other gangs. They also said they had the guns on campus and had just left. Royal Palm Beach Councilman David Swift said the incident has left him with serious questions about safety. Swift was one of the first officials to raise concerns about safety and the image of… […]

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Why Gun Shop Owners Need to Invest in Security Systems

The owner of a gun outlet is only beginning to estimate the damages after discovering an incredible number of missing firearms. An employee arrived for work Saturday morning and found the shop destroyed. David Milstad, the owner of the shop, stated: “…Ammunition was scattered everywhere, I have $10,000 worth of ammunition, I don’t know how much they took,” According to detectives, the thieves apparently had a well thought out plan. Rather than bothering with the steel gate at the gun shop, the thieves broke into an empty business next door and knocked a hole through the connecting wall. They then went straight to the safe. “My safe was full of handguns, boxes of handguns I remove form the shelves every night, and they got every one of them, about 100… […]

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What Happens If I’m Arrested For Weapons Possession?

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, the former owner of a Palm Coast pizzeria is accused of attacking customers who complained about their order. He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A Flagler County judge sentenced 42-year-old Joseph Milano last Wednesday. He was convicted in June of possession of a firearm by a felon. Milano was arrested in January 2009 after he reportedlyassaulted and pistol-whipped two men who complained about their calzone order at Goomba’s Pizzeria. Deputies later discovered that Milano is actually Joseph Calco — a former mob hit man turned federal witness. The gun charge stems from February domestic disturbance call, where a deputy found a gun under his mattress. Milano acknowledged in court that he wasn’t supposed to have the gun but… […]

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Weapons Charges in South Florida

FORT PIERCE, Fla.– An 18-year-old Fort Pierce Central High School student has been arrested for bringing a gun to the school. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office says a school resource deputy arrested Jabaui Terrell German thanks to a confidential tip. “A tip from Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers indicated that a student at Fort Pierce Central High School wearing a light blue shirt had a gun in his ‘Iverson’ book bag,” said St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara in a written release. “Crime Stoppers passed the tip to deputies assigned to the high school…deputies located the student… grabbed his book bag and took the student into custody.” The Sheriff said deputies found a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol as well as a clip loaded with four bullets. He’s charged him with… […]

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