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November 2015 Archives

Odd case includes criminal charges for dental assistant

Florida readers may be aware of an unusual news item involving a Jacksonville dentist and members of his staff. The dentist is accused of multiple misdeeds, including the abuse of children under his care, Medicaid fraud, and acts of malpractice. One member of his staff, a dental assistant, has been arrested under related criminal charges.

Criminal defense for homeschooling parents?

Many Florida parents have made the decision to assume responsibility for the education of their children. Homeschooling has a long history within the state, and most parents who make this choice do so with every intention of providing their child with the best possible learning environment. In one Florida county, multiple homeschooling parents have been ordered to register their child in a public or private school within three days or face criminal charges. If that threat becomes reality, these families may find themselves crafting a criminal defense in the matter.

Police officer charged with misdemeanor criminal charges

A recent encounter between a Florida police officer and a disabled veteran took an unusual turn. When the 20-year police department veteran observed a man walking into a store after parking in a handicapped spot, he confronted the man. Things went downhill from there, and the end result is misdemeanor criminal charges for the police officer as well as administrative leave from his position of the police force.

Criminal defense to center on stand your ground law

Florida residents may recall a violent episode that took place last year in a Wesley Chapel movie theater. The incident left one man dead, and another facing second-degree murder charges. As he prepares to address those charges in court, the retired police captain plans to invoke the "stand your ground" rule within his criminal defense.

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