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Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges

Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A man who went to a Palm Beach Gardens apartment late Monday thinking he was going to meet a woman named “Karry Parie” instead became the victim of an armed robbery, city police said. Police arrested Mark Coleman, 18, of Palm Beach Gardens and a 17-year-old boy on charges of armed robbery and grand theft after alleging they robbed the man at an apartment in the 3400 block of Periwinkle Court. The 17-year-old suspect’s name is being withheld because of his age. The alleged victim told police he had been communicating online with a woman he met on a website and that he drove to the apartment in the Mira Flores complex just north of the Gardens Mall to meet her. When he arrived shortly before… […]

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What is the Difference Between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence?

What is the Difference Between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence?

In the state of Florida, Florida’s Assault and Battery Law supplements domestic violence law. The difference is significant however because even though assault and battery are very specific in the crimes they cover, domestic violence is a specialized form of both in that the penalties are even more severe and the consequences are much more serious. Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence Assault As defined by Florida Statute 784.011: an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that violence is imminent. A person who commits assault is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. In simpler terms, if a person attempts… […]

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Illegal Weapons Deal in Pompano Beach Turns Deadly

Illegal Weapons Deal in Pompano Beach Turns Deadly

Undercover police officers put their lives on the line to catch crimes in the act. Law enforcement use police officers to pose as buyers for drugs, weapons, and several other illegal activities. While these methods are often successful, the possibility of entrapment can be an issue. In Pompano Beach, a gun deal involving an undercover deputy went wrong, resulting in the death of the gun dealer. Weapons in Pompano Beach Johnny Wright, 23, of Pompano Beach was under serious investigation from a multi-agency illegal firearms task force operation. This case is an example of how weapons crimes are being watched very carefully by law enforcement throughout South Florida. The illegal gun deal occurred around 4 p.m. in Pompano Beach behind the San Isidro Catholic Church, according to WPTV News. Wright… […]

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What is Stabbing in Criminal Law?

What is Stabbing in Criminal Law?

Stabbing is a serious crime as it can be deemed it court as assault with a deadly weapon (aggravated assault) or even attempted murder. These two crimes are both felonies but the sentences may vary depending on the circumstances of the crime. Also, stabbing may have residual charges depending on the situation as well. If the stabbing coincided with theft or robbery, the multiple charges could have a serious impact on the sentence and court proceedings. Aggravated Assault Aggravated Assault according to Florida Statute 784.011 is covers a broad range of illegal actions. These include but are not limited to intentionally threatening a person so that person feels imminent threat of violence or danger. It can also be defined as assault with a deadly weapon. The deadly weapon used is very important during the court process because using a knife… […]

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