It can be very important to get ahead of the problem when it comes to a criminal charge. For instance, how you react to an arrest warrant is crucial. What you do may affect how you look before the court, should the case ultimately reach that stage.
In the state of Florida, a felony conviction can have serious ramifications for the lives of those who have been found guilty. One such consequence is the inability of felons to own guns and other weapons. This restriction is taken very seriously by all law enforcement agencies, and violating it can lead to increased penalties for those who have broken the law.
A Florida rapper was recently sentenced for two counts of bank robbery with assault, as well as two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. The man, who robbed two banks for a total of $32,000 in 2013, received a 35-year prison sentence in federal court.
Following a traffic stop on Nov. 5, a man from Okeechobee who was a passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody and charged with three felony possession of a controlled substance charges. At the time of the traffic infraction, he was in possession of methamphetamine, as well as alprazolam and morphine without a prescription. He is currently being held on $7,500 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. The three other occupants of the vehicle were also searched but then released.
A Florida woman has been taken into police custody for allegedly stealing from17 stores at several different malls. She faces felony charges for petit theft and for driving with a revoked or suspended license.
Two local men were arrested after stealing desktop computers, laptops and stereo equipment from a Walmart over the past two months. The men are charged with theft and property crimes, including grand theft.