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FLORIDA’S WARRANT-LESS ARREST EXCEPTIONS

April 9, 2020

In Florida, most arrests for misdemeanor cases have to be by warrant unless they fall under an exception. What are those executions you may ask? Below are outlined requirements to meet the criteria for a warrantless arrest: Law enforcement MUST be present during the commission of all elements of the... View Article

JAILS, PRISONS, AND COVID-19

April 9, 2020

During this difficult and confusing time, we must now think of the most vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system and how best to protect them from COVID-19. Jails and prisons are the perfect locations for this virus to spread like wildfire. There is overcrowding, subpar sanitation procedures, and severely... View Article

Juvenile Crimes VS Adult Crimes

April 3, 2020

We know that there are parents and juveniles who worry about what will happen to a juvenile who is charged with a crime. Will they be punished as a juvenile? As an adult? Will they have to try their case before a jury or just in front of a judge?... View Article

What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

April 3, 2020

In the state of Florida, crimes are generally categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. Do you know the difference? Misdemeanor Penalties Second-degree misdemeanors are punishable up to 60 days in jail, up to a $500 fine, or both.will incur a First-degree misdemeanors are punishable up to 365 days (1 year) in... View Article

Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Requiring Isolation or Quarantine of Individuals Coming from New York Tri-State Areas with Potential Criminal Consequences

April 3, 2020

On March 24, 2020, Florida’s Governor issued Executive Order 20-80 (Emergency Management – COVID-19 — Airport Screening and Isolation) in response to the fight against the current COVID-19 global pandemic. The Order states: “many cases in Florida have been as a result of individuals coming into the State of Florida... View Article

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