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  • Former Atlantic Beach Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges and Tampering with Evidence

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Mike Classey, who resigned just last week as chief of the Atlantic Beach Police Department. Classey, 50, was placed on administrative leave Sept. 19 after the city learned of a criminal investigation being conducted by the FDLE. And one week ago, Classey resigned.

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  • Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart

    Police arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using a stuffed animal to masturbate inside a Walmart on Tuesday. According to Brooksville Police, the 19-year-old was caught on store cameras just before 3 p.m. acting suspiciously. Reports indicate that the teen took a stuffed toy horse off the shelf and walked to the bedding department where police allege he then used the toy horse to masturbate.

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    • Bunnell Man Receives 30 Years for Child Molestation

      A Flagler County man who was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The 29-year-old man was previously convicted by a Flagler County jury on Aug. 20 after a two-day trial. At trial, the man’s defense centered around the fact that he suffered from “sexsomnia” and committed the acts while asleep.
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    • War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

      During the beginning of the war on drugs, young African Americans heard rumors of government involvement in the crack-cocaine explosion that outraged LA’s black community. Although it was not openly talked about in the media in the 80’s, in 1996, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb published his book, “Dark Alliance,” that connected the African American crack-cocaine su ...
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    • September 2014 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

      Once again we round up the stats for the Hawaii appellate courts for the previous month. In the month of September 2014, 67 (69 see note 1 below) decisions (in the form of opinions and orders) were issued by the courts, down from the official count of 74 in August. The following is a breakdown of how the numbers fell: Hawaii Supreme Court Intermediate Court of Appeals Opinions 1 ...
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    • South Florida Man Receives 2 Years in Prison for Unemployment Fraud

      … can often result in false allegations, improper charges and poorly run investigations. If you are accused of unemployment fraud, a Miami-Dade County White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help mitigate the damage. If convicted of unemployment fraud, you may be subject to jail time and be required to repay benefits obtained…

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    • Hawaii Appeal Bar Con Review Part I: Insider’s View of the ICA

      … codes” when uploading documents for e-filing – the failure to do so may result in your motion not being seen Don’t use the “OT” or “other” docket code – the document with this code will not be placed into the work queue Do not rely on the mile The following practice pointers on briefing and oral argument by Judge Fujise were also provided…

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    • 13-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Charged as Adult in Murder

      …. Police said he was shot in the head. A month later they arrested the then-12-year-old juvenile after a 16-year-old friend was charged in an armed robbery and motor vehicle theft and implicated him. A grand jury indicted the boy Thursday in the homeless man’s death allowing the adult charges to be filed by the State Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors…

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    • War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

      … criminal records. The “War on Drugs” in the United States translates to mean that the federal and Florida drug laws give vast powers to law enforcement and prosecutors, which can end in the overzealous prosecution of even the most minor drug crimes, causing innocent people and first-time offenders to be sentenced to lengthy prison terms. At Whittel…

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    • 73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested

      …, a 45-year-old Tampa man and a 50-year-old Tampa man. All three men arrested were charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana of more than 20 grams and possession drug paraphernalia. They were booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. The Drug Task force made the arrests and is comprised of law enforcement personnel…

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    • Civil Forfeiture, explained in an entertaining way

      …I previously talked about the potential for abuse of the civil forfeiture process. I tried to create a plausible, yet scary, scenario to show just how easy it is for your property to be taken, and how hard it can be to get it back. This new video from John Oliver’s show, Last Week Tonight, had a great segment about civil forfeiture: Essentially…

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    • September 2014 Hawaii Published Appellate Opinions

      …In September, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued one published opinion, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals also issued one. Below is a brief synopsis of each: In State v. Abel, SCWC-13-0000087 (Sept. 24, 2014), the HAWSCT reversed the defendant’s conviction for the offense of solicitation with animals in Waikiki Special District because…

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    • September 2014 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

      … application to the HAWSCT is generally longer than for cert applications because the parties must brief the case (if the briefing has not already been submitted to the ICA prior to transfer). For a more detailed explanation on time to disposition visit our post on the topic here. HAWSCT Opinions State v. Abel Cert Application Filed = 4/6/2014 Disposition = 9/24/2014 Total Time = 6 months ICA Opinions State v. Williams Notice of Appeal = 6/19/2013 Merit Panel = 4/21/2014 Disposition = 9/22/2014 Total Time = 5 months…

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    • How It Really Works

      … Rule 9.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure seems pretty simple. It covers a defendant’s waiver of the right to be present in court and provides as follows: [A] defendant may waive the right to be present at any proceeding by voluntarily absenting himself or herself from it. The court may infer that an absence is voluntary…

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