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Broward County Drops Arrest Warrant for NFL Player’s Missed Court Date

Broward County Drops Arrest Warrant for NFL Player’s Missed Court Date Only hours after the Miami Herald reported that an arrest warrant was issued for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson after he failed to appear for a Broward County court date on May 1, ESPN reported that the arrest warrant was being set aside. Anderson’s attorney told ESPN that the missed court date was the result of miscommunication and a new court date was set for July 19.  Anderson was supposed… Read more

Crimes in Florida That Carry Mandatory Minimums

Crimes in Florida That Carry Mandatory Minimums On February 26, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 228 (SB 228). The legislation deleted aggravated assault from the list of convictions carrying mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment if during the commission of the offense the convicted person possessed a firearm, destructive device, semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box magazine, or machine gun. Criminal charges… Read more

Opioid Death Increase Prompts Mandatory Minimums for Fentanyl Crimes

Opioid Death Increase Prompts Mandatory Minimums for Fentanyl Crimes After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 on May 3, 2017, declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. On June 14, 2017, Governor Scott signed House Bill 477 (HB 477), legislation that added the opioids fentanyl and carfentanil to the list of drugs that can result in mandatory minimum… Read more

Man Arrested for Davie Rape—Seven Years Later

Man Arrested for Davie Rape—Seven Years Later WPLG-TV reported on December 28, 2017, that a man was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to a 2010 rape in Davie. Davie Police Sergeant Mark Leone told WPLG that United States Border Patrol was notified because the alleged offender was in the country illegally.  Leone said the rape case originally went cold after saliva was collected from the woman's breast and submitted for DNA analysis, but… Read more

People Arrested Elsewhere for Warrants Issued in Broward County

People Arrested Elsewhere for Warrants Issued in Broward County TCPalm.com reported on December 4 that a 39-year-old man was arrested in the 4500 block of Southeast Chatham Avenue in Stuart in Martin County. The man was wanted based on warrants issued in Broward County related to attempted sexual battery, burglary with battery, and battery with prior conviction.  Three days later, the Watertown Daily Times reported that state police in Massena, New York, arrested… Read more

Two Arrested in DUI Accidents in Broward County

Two Arrested in DUI Accidents in Broward County The Sun-Sentinel reported on November 15 that a 48-year-old man turned himself in to Broward County jail to face driving under the influence (DUI) manslaughter charges following a July 15 crash along the Davie Road Extension near North 78th Avenue. According to an arrest report, a man driving behind the alleged offender told investigators that “9 or 10” times before the crash he saw the alleged offender's… Read more

Two Indicted in International Drug Trafficking Ring

Two Indicted in International Drug Trafficking Ring WSVN-TV reported on October 17 that a man and a woman who lived along Laurel Oaks Drive in Davie were arrested on October 11 as part of a fentanyl drug bust. According to WSVN, the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration said the arrest was "a big breakthrough in the war on fentanyl because this is the first time that they have been able to issue indictments for the Chinese nationals… Read more

Fraudulent Worker’s Compensation Claims

Being injured on the job can cause serious financial and resourceful hardship. These injuries can change your lifestyle, your method of enjoyment, and even your career path. Worker’s compensation was created to aide individuals who have been injured on the job, while performing their job duties. Faking an injury or making a minor injury out to be more serious than it really is in order to obtain benefits… Read more

Couple Kicked Out of Home Before Hurricane Irma Because of Restraining Order

Couple Kicked Out of Home Before Hurricane Irma Because of Restraining Order On September 6, the Miami New Times reported that a woman, her fiancé, and their 1-month-old son were all kicked out of their home after their roommate accused the fiancé of threatening him. According to the New Times, Broward County court records showed that the roommate filed a temporary restraining order against the fiancé and claimed in his petition that the fiancé had threatened and pushed him—allegations… Read more

Florida Puts Greater Burden on Prosecutors in Stand Your Ground Cases

Florida Puts Greater Burden on Prosecutors in Stand Your Ground Cases In Bretherick v. State, 170 So.3d 766 (Fla. 2015), the Supreme Court of Florida concluded that the Fifth District Court of Appeal correctly determined that the defendant bears the burden of proof, by a preponderance of the evidence, to demonstrate entitlement to Stand Your Ground immunity at the pretrial evidentiary hearing. The Court noted that in Dennis v. State, 51 So.3d 456 (Fla. 2010), it approved… Read more
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