| Read Time: 2 minutes | Firearm Crimes

Self-Defense and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

A recent Florida manslaughter trial received national attention when a jury convicted a licensed gun owner of manslaughter for killing another man in a Clearwater parking lot.  The case involved Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which makes it legally justified for a person who is in fear for his or her life to use deadly force to stop an...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

Florida Man Faces Aggravated Battery Charges After Firing Shots

A 25-year-old man from Cocoa recently fired gunshots into the air near his girlfriend as he sat in a car driven by his mother. Prosecutors charged the suspect with multiple gun-related charges. The punishment for Florida gun-related convictions can be serious. If you are facing a gun-related charge in the Orlando, Florida area, Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Burglary

The Criminal Trial of a Notorious Florida Burglar has Begun

One of three Immokalee men will face charges stemming from a stretch of Florida home burglaries. The group became known as the “Ninja Robbers” and allegedly participated in burglaries from December 2013 to 2014. The dubbed “Ninja Robbers” dressed like ninjas by wearing all black and would break into houses all throughout the State of Florida. One of the...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Drug Charges

Federal Agents Make More Drug Ring Arrests

In mid-September, federal prosecutors charged eight additional defendants with drug trafficking offenses. Drug trafficking is the crime of selling, transporting or illegally importing unlawful controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana or other illegal drugs.  In Florida, Federal prosecutors are aggressively pursuing charges against the suspects. The federal investigators may bring more charges in the coming weeks.  Federal drug...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Scholarship

Announcing the 2019 Legal Scholarship Winner

We received exactly 100 applications for this year’s scholarship! After carefully reviewing all of them, we are pleased to announce the winner of our 2019 scholarship. Brandon Osowski! Congratulations Brandon! Brandon recently graduated from Florida State University this past spring and has been accepted to the University of Virginia School of Law, which he’ll be attending this fall. Brandon...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Criminal Defense

What Happens if I Plead the Fifth Amendment?

Pleading the fifth in real life is not as funny as Dave Chappelle’s skit on pleading the fifth, however, it may be necessary to protect yourself from self-incrimination. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that no person in a criminal case can be compelled to be a witness against themselves. An experienced criminal defense attorney at...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Criminal Defense

What Does it Mean to Withhold Adjudication in Florida?

We have all made mistakes throughout life, some bigger than others. These mistakes can be small, only causing issues within that day, while other mistakes can have lasting effects on your life. Such mistakes result in a criminal record that can affect your job, housing, whether you are able to obtain a license, as well as harming your reputation....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Orlando News

Florida Felons Win Their Voting Rights Back….or Did They??

On November 6, 2018 Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment which automatically restores the right to vote to 1.4 million individuals with felony convictions. Amendment 4 (Initiative Information) restores the right to vote for people with felony convictions upon completion of the terms of their sentence, including probation and parole.  The amendment does not apply to individuals convicted of...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Criminal Defense

A Legal Guide for Florida Spring Breakers: Know Before You Go

CC image by Ekaterina Vladinakova at Flickr If you’re heading to Florida for spring break in 2019, the sunshine and warm water may not be all that you encounter. In fact, spring breakers are notorious for getting into legal trouble – typically for things like underage drinking. Before you go, here are a few laws and safety tips that...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Sex Crimes

He’s Krafty and He Gets Around

By now you know that the Jupiter Police Department has been conducting a human trafficking and prostitution sting, specifically targeting different day spas. It appears that investigation spanned Palm Beach, Martin, and Orange Counties and that the investigation proceeded over a period of eight months. Unfortunately, this type of investigation and arrest of the owner and those frequenting the...

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