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Fire Chief Being Charged With Trespassing While Duck Hunting

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 charges may apply. A fire chief from Orlando is facing charges for hunting without authorization. The 46-year-old man, Danny Wilson, was linked to a group of people hunting with firearms and trespassing. The man was arrested on December 30, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was made aware of the incident on December 17. They came across an empty boat on Lake Florence. The driver of the boat—a 22-year-old Tallahassee man—told authorities that he and others in the group had camped out on public property the night before and that they did not jump the fence. Authorities followed a trail and found shotgun shells and hunting blinds. The fire chief and eight other people were seen inside a fenced-in cattle ranch in a photo posted on Instagram.The group had used a hunting app called onX Hunting to look for areas to hunt. The property owner, however, said nobody was allowed to hunt on the property. Wilson reported his arrest to the Orlando Fire Department. He is now performing administrative duties while the incident is being investigated. Wilson has faced disciplinary action before. Last summer, he was caught promoting a fishing business on YouTube while using a fire department vehicle. He was suspended without pay for 72 hours and was asked to take down the video, which he did. Florida Trespassing Laws Under Florida Statutes Section 810.08, a trespasser refers to someone who willing enters a structure or property without being invited or authorized to do so, is asked to leave and refuses to do so. This is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. If a person is on the property or inside the structure at the time the trespassing occurs, the charge is elevated to a first degree misdemeanor, which could mean a fine of $1,000 and one year in jail. When a person is caught trespassing and is armed with a firearm or other dangerous weapon, the charge is elevated to a third degree felony. The punishment for this crime is a $5,000 fine, as well as five years in prison and another five years on probation. Considering that the fire chief was hunting on the property with firearms, he could potentially face felony charges. Contact an Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney for Help Property owners do not want people on their land without permission. When a person enters another person’s property without permission—especially for the purpose of hunting—he or she can face criminal charges. Don’t handle your charges on your own. The aggressive Orlando criminal defense attorneys at Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law can provide solid criminal defense for those accused of trespassing and other crimes.We are available 24/7 to assist you with your case. Contact us today at (407) 377-0150 to schedule a free consultation.

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5 Orlando Events for Pro Bowl Week

This time of year is exciting for football fans. February 4 marks the 52nd annual Super Bowl. If you can’t wait until February to watch an exciting football game, Orlando residents have the Pro Bowl coming a week earlier, on January 28. The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s all-star game and will be coming to Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Many popular football players will be on hand as pros from the National Football Conference (NFC) take on pros from the American Football Conference (AFC). There will be plenty of events going on in the Orlando area during Pro Bowl week. Here are some of the ones happening near you. Pro Bowl Week The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee hosts Pro Bowl Week. This is where “The Best Meets the Next.” There will be a variety of fun activities going on from January 24-27, 2018 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. This free event is for the entire family. More details will be released soon. Pro Bowl Experience The Pro Bowl Experience will also be happening at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from January 24-27, 2018. It happens each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. This event is a festival for football fans of all ages. There will be football-themed activities and interactive games, providing a fun experience for the entire family. Pro Bowl Player Practices The Pro Bowl Player Practices will also be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. From January 24-27, 2018 at 10 a.m. each day, you can watch your favorite NFL players practice and get autographs afterward. In order to attend, you must register for the Fan Mobile Pass. You will be allowed into the seating area on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early for the best seats. The NFC and AFC teams will practice at the same time. Pro Bowl Skills Showdown The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown is also located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It happens just one day only—January 24, 2018 at noon. The showdown features players from both the AFC and NFC leagues. To attend the taping, get your free tickets here. 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Game This is the game football fans have been waiting for all season. The 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Game is held at Camping World Stadium on January 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. Bring your friends and family and cheer on your favorite NFL players. Before the game, enjoy the GameDay Fan Plaza celebration. Contact an Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Sporting events can sometimes get rowdy, as many people celebrate by drinking alcohol. Fights often occur and spectators may get in trouble with the law. If you are facing criminal charges during Pro Bowl week or any time of the year, the aggressive Orlando criminal defense attorneys at Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law will be there for you. Let us protect your legal rights. Contact our offices at (407) 377-0150 to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24/7.

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