Many would think that the holidays are when people only care about family time, decorating, or going out to buy gifts for their loved ones. Although you may find it hard to believe, the holiday season is also when criminal activity increases exponentially. While some think everything is perfect and happiness abounds, others are committing acts that could sentence them to life.
These are some of the most common cases that are experienced during the holiday season in Florida.
This is not surprising given the prevalence of alcohol consumption during these celebrations; many people drink excessively during family gatherings or parties, resulting in catastrophic accidents or arrest and fines for excessive alcohol consumption.
Due to the excessive amounts of alcohol that people consume during the festivities, they can more easily commit crimes such as rape or sexual assault. Many times, women also become an easier target for this type of crime since alcohol can make them drop their guard and lose some awareness of their reactions. It is very important to be alert to these types of situations.
Domestic violence spikes during the holidays because people want to spend time with their families, and coexistence combined with the amount of alcohol or arguments often lead to tragic outcomes in Florida.
Normally, the stores have an increase in people and resounding disorganization during the festivities, since everyone is looking for gifts or groceries for their lunches, parties, family dinners, etc. People who commit crimes take advantage of this, and the fact that the employees have a heavy workload on those days makes it their perfect opportunity to commit robberies.
Home robberies are also very common in Florida, many families seek to celebrate the festivities away from home or at other relatives homes, and theirs are left alone and unsupervised, for the people who commit the crime this is also the perfect setting for committing a robbery.
If you have been charged with a crime, criminal defense lawyer Russell A. Spatz of the Spatz Law Firm, PL, in Miami, Florida, has decades of experience handling serious criminal cases. As a former assistant state attorney and division chief for two state attorneys, he has the perspective and insight that other lawyers lack. If the matter cannot be dismissed or otherwise resolved, he will vigorously represent you at trial.
To meet with lawyer Russell Spatz to discuss your criminal matter, please call the Spatz Law Firm, PL, at 305-442-0200.