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Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling

Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling

The 4th District Court of Appeals, which oversees all appeals in Broward, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties just ratified the worst type of police misconduct and exemplifies why a citizen should NEVER speak to Law Enforcement Officers. The 4th DCA in their written opinion of Ungray Murray v. State, actually held that: (i) if law enforcement officials purposefully make false statement in their sworn statement, contained within their affidavit in support of a search warrant, to establish probable cause, the search warrant must be voided, and the evidence seized as a result of the search must be excluded. But on the other hand, the false statement contained within the affidavit of search, made by law enforcement officers, will not invalidate the resulting search warrant if… […]

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Florida Sexual Battery Case

Florida Sexual Battery Case

Sexual battery is an unwanted form of contact with an intimate part of the body that is made for purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse. Sexual battery may occur whether the victim is clothed or not. It is a crime, which varies by state laws, so local laws should be consulted. A charge of sexual battery in Florida against a victim older than 12 years where a weapon or actual physical force was not used can be charged as a felony of the 1st or 2nd degree depending on several factors. You will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to assess your case. If you are identified for committing a crime you need a criminal defense lawyer who understands the taint and has experience… […]

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How Special Needs Children May be Targets for Sexual Battery

How Special Needs Children May be Targets for Sexual Battery

According to an article in WPTV News, a Palm Beach County bus aide is facing serious charges. He has been accused of sexual battery for exposing himself and inappropriately touching a little girl riding the bus on Tuesday afternoon. The Details Thony Desir, 39, has admitted to inappropriately touching a young girl and exposing himself, according to police. The victim, a young special needs child in elementary school, told her mother what had happened the following day. Police were called immediately. Desir’s family had been waiting for him to return home all evening, as he does just about everyday. However, Wednesday was different because he was being booked into jail. According to the article, an affidavit says the sexual battery occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on the school… […]

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Why Sexual Battery of a Minor Will Cost You Your Life in Prison

Why Sexual Battery of a Minor Will Cost You Your Life in Prison

A WPTV News article posted last Friday describes the gruesome case of a 3-month old baby boy now in critical condition after suffering severe injuries from sexual assault. Detectives for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office charged Jermaine Williams, 23, of Vero Beach with capital sexual battery and aggravated child abuse Thursday. He was being held without bail at the Indian River County Jail. Family members took the infant to Indian River Medical Center after discovering his injuries about 10 p.m. Wednesday, the affidavit states. Detectives said Williams had care of the child alone during the time of the attack. The boy was flown to St. Mary’s Children Hospital in West Palm Beach. Williams faced four charges in 2006 for sexual battery on a child under the age of 12,… […]

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Delray Beach Teen Sex Crime Defendant Appears In Court

20-year-old Francisco Henry appeared in front of a Palm Beach County judge yesterday, March 4th. He is accused of committing a vicious sex crime in Delray Beach, Florida, two weeks ago. Andrew Stine, the prominent West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, is representing Mr. Henry and claims his client is innocent. The crime occurred on Thursday. February 18th. According to police, Francisco Henry and Spencer Britt, 17, robbed four teenagers who were playing cards in an abandoned house at gunpoint. Then, either Henry or Britt fired a handgun into a wall and forced the teenagers to engage in sexual acts with each other. Fingerprints that were found at the crime scene led investigators to Britt. Britt, who has a criminal history including car theft and battery, was arrested and is… […]

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