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When Child Trafficking Victims Are Charged As Adults

By Jeff Brown |

On November 3rd, the Los Angeles Times highlighted an issue that many are unaware has become problematic today in how we treat juveniles as part of the criminal justice system; specifically, the fact that our system often prosecutes children under the age of 18 who sell themselves for sex as adults, while altogether failing… Read More »

New Documentary Highlights Wrongful Conviction Issues in United States

By Jeff Brown |

A new documentary just released—Southwest of Salem: the Story of the San Antonio Four—documents the story of four wrongful convictions during a time of paranoia and homophobia in the United States twenty years ago. The documentary specifically focuses on the use of junk science in convicting these women so many years ago, when they… Read More »

Should You Plead Guilty to Your Charges?

By Jeff Brown |

If you are arrested and have criminal charges issued against you, you may imagine having to go through a dramatic trial like you so often see on television. While trials are appropriate in some cases to fight wrongful charges, most criminal cases are resolved without a trial. This is because a defendant may choose… Read More »

How Do Arrest Warrants Work?

By Jeff Brown |

Many people associate arrests with traffic stops or immediately following the alleged commission of a crime. However, did you know that a police officer may be able to show up at your door unexpectedly and lawfully place you under arrest? Officers can do this when an arrest warrant is issued and is active. If… Read More »

Florida Court Issues Ruling on Tech Money Laundering Case

By Jeff Brown |

Florida law sets out a wide variety of white collar crimes that can be committed using the Internet and technology. However, one court in Florida recently ruled that a man should not be prosecuted for the offense of money laundering for transmitting the virtual currency called Bitcoins. A man had allegedly transmitted 1,500 Bitcoins… Read More »

Criminal Charges against Illegal Immigrants

By Jeff Brown |

A criminal conviction can have many different consequences, from time in jail to costly fines. Even if you are able to avoid jail time and simply get probation, there still may be other collateral consequences that may affect your life in the long-term. Some collateral consequences can include sex offender registration, inability to own… Read More »

Information About Plea Bargains In Florida

By Jeff Brown |

In many criminal cases, it may be possible to present legal defenses that can result in your charges being dismissed by the court or in an acquittal at trial. However, the large majority of criminal cases never go to trial and there may not be legal defenses strong enough to have your case dropped…. Read More »

Florida Tattoo Likely Eliminates “Mistaken Identity” Defense

By Jeff Brown |

Burglaries and other theft crimes happen on a regular basis in and around Boca Raton and throughout Florida. In too many cases, one person commits the offense yet police mistakenly arrest another individual, either based on misinformation or due to similar physical appearances. A victim of a burglary or robbery may even identify the… Read More »

Misuse Of 911 Can Land You In Jail

By Jeff Brown |

911 exists so that people can report emergency situations that require medical, fire, and/or law enforcement personnel to immediately report to the scene. When people use 911 for non-emergency purposes, they can waste time and resources of the government and potentially take emergency personnel from people who are truly in trouble. For this reason… Read More »

Faking A Disappearance Can Lead To Criminal Charges

By Jeff Brown |

When you think of criminal charges, you may initially think of common crimes including theft, driving under the influence (DUI), or assault or more serious offenses such as murder or robbery. However, criminal charges can arise from a wide variety of situations and, in recent years, several different individuals in Florida have been charged… Read More »

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