This blog post is part 2 of our Spring Break series. You can read the first blog post here. If you have been cited or arrested for underage drinking it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney. The consequences of a conviction or guilty plea can follow a person for years. A first…

During Spring Break, underage drinking laws are strictly enforced in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices patrol the beach and adjacent neighborhoods looking for violators. The deputies are in uniforms and plain clothes, on foot and on ATVs. They carry detection devices to sample drink containers of anyone they…

Academics in the Florida legal community often debate how the laws of Florida. Recently, a Stetson University College of Law professor by the name of Judith Scully debated whether the juvenile age should be raised in Florida’s criminal justice system. As Florida law currently stands, the juvenile age in Florida’s criminal justice system has a…

Ever since Florida’s so-called stand your ground law was thrust into the national spotlight due to the 2012 Trayvon Martin case, the law has been a hot topic issue both politically and legally. A recent study is now providing new information with regards to whether the law has been an effective one. A new study published…

The recent airport shooting in Ft. Lauderdale gripped the nation after the horrific tragedy unfolded, leaving some to question the possible charges that could be facing the gunman. As it stands, the gunman was already being prosecuted on charges of domestic violence for strangling his girlfriend. According to charging documents uncovered by the Daily Beast, the…

Once again, Florida’s highest court held that the state’s death penalty law is constitutional. This October ruling came after the state of Florida amended its previous death penalty law as a response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. In January of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s unique capital sentencing system was unconstitutional….

As the nation continues to be entranced by the circumstances surrounding murder of FSU professor Dan Markel, new and stunning details have come to light. As the investigation into the events that led to Mr. Markel being shot in the head outside his Tallahassee home continue to unfold, law enforcement now suspects Mr. Markel’s former brother-in-law,…

According to law enforcement officials, South Florida experiences one opioid overdose every 2 hours. 1,400 South Florida deaths in 2015 alone were traceable to opioid overdoses. The issue, unfortunately, is not solely limited to South Florida. The rest of Florida and the country as a whole is grappling with the opioid epidemic as well. The Department…

How can a family possibly move on after losing a loved on to a drunk driving tragedy? If you are like Bill DeMott, you use it to raise awareness and prevent drunk driving in your local Florida community. After Mr. DeMott’s daughter, Keri Anne DeMott, passed away in a drunk driving incident on October 2015, the…

It is not unheard of for divorce to grow contentious. Still, divorces rarely lead to murder and allegations of a contract-hit to win a custody battle. Such were the allegations surrounding the murder of tenured Florida State professor Daniel Markel. Markel was murdered in July of 2014 in the garage of his Tallahassee home. The…

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