Written by Moses & Rooth on July 16, 2018
There’s a school of thought that believes smiling in your mugshot following a criminal arrest is a good idea. Public officials charged with crimes sometimes do this as a way of showing defiance or that they consider the charges politically motivated. But even private citizens are known to…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on June 28, 2018
The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. Of course, the first Independence Day was a tumultuous time for the nation’s founders–they were literally facing treason charges from the British Crown. Fortunately, few Orlando residents will find themselves in that kind of legal trouble today.
Written by Moses & Rooth on May 3, 2018
Many Florida residents are accustomed to sharing their daily activities with friends via Facebook and other social media networks. But the darker side of this phenomenon was on display recently when a 22-year-old Tennessee man took to his Facebook page to confess to the murderRead More
Written by Moses & Rooth on April 11, 2018
Drugs are widely used in the United States, but it’s not just illegal ones that are leading to criminal charges and deaths. Prescription drugs have become an epidemic in the country over the past decade. People are living longer and relying on painkillers to help them feel good….Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on April 4, 2018
The mass shooting that happened in February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is still on the minds of many. Victims who survived are still recovering from the tragedy.
The 19-year-old boy who committed the crime is currently behind bars. But authorities…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 6, 2018
Although violent crime has seen a decrease nationally, at least according to the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, murder remains a major problem. Indeed, the FBI said reports of murder and “non-negligent manslaughter” increased…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on February 21, 2018
To many people, marijuana is considered a harmless drug. However, given that the laws vary from state to state, many would disagree. While it may seem as though marijuana is pretty much decriminalized in the United States, some states still have harsh penalties in place when it comes…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on February 13, 2018
Assault and battery are two crimes that are often related, but they are different. Assault involves the use of threats toward another person. No physical contact is involved.
When a person touches another person without his or her consent, it becomes batteryRead More
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 31, 2018
Hunting is a popular activity over the country, especially in Florida, where the weather is beautiful and animals abound. Just like any sport, though, there are rules that need to be followed. When certain rules are not followed—such as hunting on private property without permission—criminal…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 24, 2018
Many parents are in denial when it comes to sexting. They think their children would never do such a thing, but sexting is more common than they think. Approximately 40 percent of teens have sexted at some point. While boys do it more…Read More