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May 2015 Archives

Circumcision forms the base of Mom's criminal defense

A recent news story out of Florida has sparked intense debate across the nation. A mother was incarcerated for contempt of court after she and her child's father could not come to terms with whether or not their 4-year-old son should be circumcised. When the mother refused to allow the procedure and presented a criminal defense surrounding her ability to make choices for her child, a judge sent her to jail.

Aggravated assault charge in Zimmerman shooting

Many Florida readers are familiar with the name George Zimmerman, and the media frenzy that surrounded the incident in which Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was back in the news in recent days after a man fired a weapon at him on the side of a Florida roadway. In the recent case, Zimmerman is not the suspect; he is being portrayed as the victim of an aggravated assault.

Reasonable Legal Fees for Florida's Injured Workers

Why is Castellanos v. Next Door Co, et al. an important case to injured workers in Florida? It is important because Florida's injured workers deserve to be represented by competent, effective, experienced lawyers to protect themselves and their families. Workers' compensation debuted in Florida effective June of 1935.

Couple convicted of Florida sex offenses could appeal

A couple who were arrested for allegedly having sex on a public beach recently went before a Manatee County criminal court to give their side of the case. They were unable to avoid conviction of the sex offenses, however, and will now face serious punitive measures. The Florida case is unusual in that there were no direct witnesses to any sex act, but a jury still found the two guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Florida doctor sentenced in white collar crime case

With tax season having just ended, many in Florid are relieved to have the burden of tax preparation off of their shoulders for another year. For one Florida physician, an investigation into his tax returns has yielded a far more stressful outcome, as he was recently sentenced for the white collar crime of tax evasion. He will soon serve time in prison for filing false tax returns at both business and personal levels.

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