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Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

West palm Beach-A woman warning Palm Beach Lakes High School students that “Jesus is coming soon” was arrested and is accused of disorderly conduct, simple assault on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. According to an arrest report, a school district police officer was called to the high school’s guidance office where Camele Sinclair, 37, was “distracting” students. Sinclair was told to go inside the guidance office, but responded by asking the officer if he believed in God. Despite another request to enter the guidance office, Sinclair refused and again repeated “Jesus is coming soon” when students walked by. When the officer tried to grab Sinclair’s arm to direct her into the office, she became “irate and combative” and said she wasn’t going anywhere. The report said Sinclair… […]

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Aggravated Assault Charges And Resisting Arrest With Violence

Aggravated Assault Charges And Resisting Arrest With Violence

With an open can of Steel Reserve beer in his hand, Marc Madeus, 31, of Lake Worth, strolled down the middle of the 700 block of North H Street in Lake Worth just after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. A Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol saw Madeus with the beer and ordered him to stop. After the deputy yelled a second time for Madeus to stop, he walked about 50 feet, turned around and yelled a profanity. He then picked up a Heineken bottle and chucked it at the deputy, where it broke about three feet away according to the report. Madeus fought with the deputy when he tried to arrest Madeus, then Madeus threw the can of Steel Reserve beer… […]

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How Can I Avoid Multiple Criminal Charges?

How Can I Avoid Multiple Criminal Charges?

Criminal charges can’t be separated by categories because one criminal charge often results in residual charges. A great common example would be when a residence is busted for being a marijuana grow house and then the owner is also charged with weapons possession after weapons are found in the residence. Multiple criminal charges can often result in a very complicated sentence. Multiple Criminal Charges in Lantana According to a WPTV News article, Lantana police say they responded to a report of a robbery at the Shell gas station on the 1300 block of Hypoluxo Road, where the caller said he was trying to stop a “combative” man from leaving, after stealing items from the store. Police officers arrived and had a difficult time restraining Patrick Toole, 34. Toole is charged with… […]

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How Man Died After Being Tased for Resisting Arrest

How Man Died After Being Tased for Resisting Arrest

An article in WPTV News calls into question the use of police force. A man died after being tased by police officers at Universal CityWalk in Orlando early this morning. Because the incident is so recent and is pending investigation, there has not been much talk about the potential use of police brutality. The article below is from WPTV News: Authorities say a man died after a scuffle with police officers outside a movie theater at Universal CityWalk in Orlando. Universal Studios security called Orlando police early Friday when the man started acting irrationally. Police say the man, whom wesh.com identified as 33-year-old Adam Spencer Johnson, resisted violently. An officer used a Taser on the man and he was handcuffed, according to wesh.com. “The behavior was irrational. The person needed… […]

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How Motorcyclist Fleeing from Traffic Ticket is Charged with Aggravated Assault

How Motorcyclist Fleeing from Traffic Ticket is Charged with Aggravated Assault

You can be charged with aggravated assault for several different reasons; it’s a broad umbrella of a charge when it comes to crime. Usually, aggravated assault is threatening or committing harm against another with the use of a deadly weapon. In today’s case, the deadly weapon was a motorcycle. An article in WPTV News describes how a man used a motorcycle to assault an officer. The article is as follows: BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the dragging of a deputy at least 60 feet, according to a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Victor Morales, 38, is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest with violence. The deputy, assigned to the Aggressive Driving Unit, was… […]

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Resisting Arrest – Case # MM-016005, Delray Beach, Florida

On June 2 2008 at 2:49 PM, during a routine traffic stop, the Delray Police Department alleged that a man resisted arrest, and in doing so committed battery against a law enforcement officer. In Florida, a person may be accused of resisting arrest without or with violence. Resisting without violence is a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine or both. Resisting arrest with violence is a third degree Felony punishable by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000.00 fine or both. Resisting arrest in Florida is defined as: Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9); member of the Parole Commission or any administrative… […]

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