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December 2016 Archives

Florida deputy faces federal crimes allegations

Those who choose a career in law enforcement are generally held to a higher standard of conduct than the general public. This is one reason why it may come as a surprise when an officer is accused of breaking the law and finds him or herself facing allegations of federal crimes. That is the situation one Florida deputy is currently facing.

Why changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure are causing alarm

While the majority of recent news coverage has understandably been focused on the planned appointments of President-elect Donald Trump, it could be argued that this extensive reporting has perhaps come at the expense of other important events.

What you need to know about assault and battery charges in Florida

In Florida, assault and battery are two different charges, even though you often hear them used together. In addition to these two charges, which are typically misdemeanors, more serious offenses include aggravated assault and aggravated battery are treated as felonies.

Understanding how federal criminal cases are carried out

Thanks to television and film, most of us have certain images that automatically come to mind when we hear terms like federal crime, federal prosecution and, of course federal investigation. These images could be everything from courtroom sketches of dour defendants standing before an imposing judge, federal agents carrying file boxes out of an establishment and, of course, the infamous "perp walk."

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