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What is the difference between theft and robbery in Florida?

In an earlier post we addressed the question of what constitutes theft in the state of Florida. As a refresher, Florida defines theft, and its variations, including larceny and embezzlement as well as other specific crimes that involve taking the property of another, as the intentional act of taking or removing the property of another, without that person's consent.

Defense attorneys for Curtis Reeves to investigate theater related to murder charge

Given their potentially severe and long-lasting consequences, felony charges require the most painstaking and vigorous defense possible on behalf of the accused. In this respect, what you may observe in a courtroom defense, its arguments, exhibits, cross-examinations and arguments before the judge and jury, is much like looking at an iceberg: the part you see is only a fraction of the whole.

Study shows a disparity in marijuana arrests based on race

A recent study taken in the greater Tampa area shows black individuals are arrested for marijuana possession much more often than white and Hispanic individuals. The study also shows that the arrest rate for black people in these local counties is nearly double that of the national average.

What is a terroristic threat?

Living in a post 9/11 world, with the increased media attention that groups like al_Qaida and ISIS have received over the past decade, certain terms of expression have become part of our collective vocabulary. It may be said that the word that has gained the most traction is "terrorist."

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