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How A 92-Year-Old Man Could Be Charged With Stalking

How A 92-Year-Old Man Could Be Charged With Stalking

According to WPTV News, a Martin County library patron, Herbert Johnson, 92, has been given a trespass warning to keep out of public libraries because he allegedly was making unwanted advances on female librarians. A librarian at Blake Library complained that Johnson, of the 3400 block of Southeast Martinique Trace, Stuart, sent her inappropriate gifts and letters, which she refused or tore up, according to a sheriff’s report. Then he allegedly left at the library’s front desk a letter “containing sexually explicit language stating what (he) wanted to do to” her, according a deputy’s report. Also the report says Johnson had made unwanted approaches to another female employee. A sheriff’s deputy went to Johnson’s house on Wednesday and gave him a trespass warning for all county libraries. Johnson was told that… […]

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How Hundreds of Teenagers Were Busted for Underage Drinking in One Night

How Hundreds of Teenagers Were Busted for Underage Drinking in One Night

Hundreds of teenagers were drinking, drunk, sick or passed out at a private homecoming party held at a mansion in an upscale Boca Raton neighborhood on Sunday, according to WPTV News. Police arrived after a medical emergency call from security officers at The Sanctuary. According to the police report, officers found about 100 juveniles drinking outside; five were vomiting and four teenage girls were lying unconscious on the front lawn. Those four teens were taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, police said, and six teens and two adults were taken into custody. Inside the $2.7 million, 17,000-square-foot home, police say they found another 500 juveniles, most carrying alcoholic beverages despite appearing to be under the legal drinking age of 21. The party hosts, Shlomo and Jeannie Rasabi, were found in… […]

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How Even Police Officers Need Criminal Defense Lawyers

How Even Police Officers Need Criminal Defense Lawyers

A Panhandle area police officer has been charged with shooting his former girlfriend and dragging her body into the woods, according to a WPTV News Channel 5 article. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said 43-year-old Mark Alan Bomia was arrested Saturday night and charged with murdering Anna Beach. According to an arrest report, Bomia said he went to the victim’s house to talk to her, and she attacked him. The News Herald reported Bomia admitted shooting Beach and removing her clothes and other evidence from the scene. Autopsy results are pending. Additional details are expected to be released at a press conference Monday. It’s unclear if Bomia had legal counsel. An e-mail sent to the sheriff’s office was not immediately returned Sunday. Spousal Disputes Many domestic violence cases can be… […]

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How Oxycodone Use Can Lead To Child Neglect Charges

How Oxycodone Use Can Lead To Child Neglect Charges

According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, in West Palm Beach, FL, a woman was arrested and charged with child neglect all because of her Oxycodone and Cocaine use. The Centers for Disease Control believes breastfeeding is ideal for babies because it is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. One woman’s breast milk however, led to her arrest. Palm Beach County mother Christen Rando of Tequesta contacted the Department of Children and Family Services to express concerns that her addiction to Oxycodone could be endangering her baby. DCF sent the baby to Jupiter Hospital for testing, and the tests returned with traces of Cocaine and Oxycodone in the infant. Rando admitted she had been breastfeeding the child during her… […]

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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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How the Court’s Negligence Could Have an Immigrant Deported

Palm Beach County, Florida has a very large population of immigrants. Immigrants are often the subject of controversial arrests and convictions because of their status in the country. Recently, Julio Adame, an immigrant, has filed a motion to vacate his plea from 13 years ago for the conviction of possession of cocaine. If you have ever been arrested for the possession of cocaine or for any drug crimes, consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you build your case. Pleading Nolo Contendere On February 10, 1997, Julio Adame pleaded nolo contendere for two counts of possession of cocaine. Nolo contendere is a legal term that derives from Latin, meaning “I do not wish to contend.” It is a plea of no contest. If a defendant pleas nolo contendere, he… […]

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Why Children Are the True Victims of Crimes

Why Children Are the True Victims of Crimes

An article written by Vince Norman for WPTV News Channel 5, describes a horrible scene. A Wellington man shot his ex-wife for unknown reasons before killing himself, while his two children remained in their home. The article is below: WELLINGTON, Fla. – Friday, shortly after 11:00 p.m., shots broke the silence of the evening air on the 1100 block of Summerwood Circle. “I heard screaming,” said James Duvall, a neighbor who lives just across the street from the tragic scene. “I came to the front window and looked out and saw the house over there lit up with headlights,” said Duvall. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office, Jose Ferreira, shot his ex-wife Paula Beltre, before shooting himself, all while their two youngest children were inside their Wellington home.… […]

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How to Deal with Grand Theft Charges

How to Deal with Grand Theft Charges

By Florida law, there are several different degrees of theft. However, regardless of the type of theft, or the value of the stolen item, it is a serious offense and will be on a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can help you through the process. Miami, Fl is the 5th highest city for grand theft incidences. According to WPTV News Channel 5, West Palm Beach Police are investigating a carjacking that led to a shooting. It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday around 45th Street and Village Boulevard. 
Authorities say a man was shot in the leg and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is expected to survive. 
Police are searching for as many as three men who they… […]

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How to Reduce Aggravated Battery Charges

How to Reduce Aggravated Battery Charges

According to WPTV News Channel 5, a man was stabbed multiple times around 4:00 a.m. Sunday in Lake Worth. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident. The police report said the victim was stabbed multiple times during a fight with another man. The victim, whose name has still not been released, was airlifted to Delray Medical Center where he is currently in critical condition. Police say they have a suspect in custody. Further details of this investigation have not been released. If you have been charged with aggravated battery in the state of Florida, contact a criminal defense lawyer. He or she can help you understand the law and the consequences of your situation. Aggravated Battery in Florida According to Florida Statute 784.045, a person commits… […]

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How Sex Offenders Are Tracked In Palm Beach County

How Sex Offenders Are Tracked In Palm Beach County

Registered sex offenders are being watched closely all around the country. Florida’s Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down this week and locating registered sex offenders to make sure they are accounted for. According to WPTV News Channel 5, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals are teaming up and cracking down on sex offenders in Palm Beach County. Law enforcement officers have been tracking and verifying the whereabouts and activities of over 100 sex offenders for two days. The purpose of the sweep is to make sure that sex offenders are accounted for and and away from children, according to Rochelle Ritchie of WPTV News. Detective Larry Wood, a detective for the sex offender unit at the sheriff’s office stated: The purpose of the sex offenders… […]

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