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4 Crazy Criminal Defenses that Actually Worked

The court system is a complicated and when it comes to having your case heard there are several different ways to validate the choices that may have lead to committing a crime. When it comes to criminal defenses, there's a gamut of options that can be used to explain one's case. From self-defense to insanity plea, juries and judges have heard them all, but that doesn't stop defense attorneys from coming up with whatever defense it takes to protect their client.

Miami Dade Experiences Record Breaking Crime Statistics in Early 2020

The world is currently going through a pandemic that's leading to some strangely unprecedented moments, like most of the country being shutdown. Miami Dade County has been in some form of lockdown since the middle of March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since then homicide numbers appear to have been up over last year's numbers in every city except for City of Miami, who went 55 days without a single murder - the longest streak since 1956. Most of the murderless days took place before the lockdown was put into order leaving experts to wonder what sparked the change in that specific area.

10 More Weird Laws in Florida You Probably Don't Know About

Oh Florida, what a special state. Thanks to our state records being public, Florida finds itself in the news a bit more often than other states - especially when it comes to strange crimes. The Florida Man is known for find wacky ways to break the law, but several of the state's laws are outdated and absurd. Here is a part two to the previous 10 Weird Laws in Florida You Probably Don't Know About.

Six Arrests in Florida That Are a Result of Coronavirus

During this uncertain time, many new temporary laws and orders have been put into place around the country and specifically the state of Florida as it's one of the hot beds for COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders have been issued in most places throughout the state, and many counties even have curfews. Not following these orders can lead to fines and jail time - and penalties are getting more strict over time.

Not Following COVID-19 Mandates Can Lead to Jail Time

In just a matter of weeks, most of our lives have been turned upside down. Coronavirus, also known as, COVID-19 has made its way to Florida and is putting a halt to our ability to live our lives normally. The United States officially has more confirmed cases than any other nation. It's a scary time, and keeping ones health is top priority.

Drones May Be Law Enforcement's Body Camera of 2020

For the first time in Miami Dade history, the use drone footage was approved by a judge as viable evidence in a case involving a drug dealer. The narcotics detectives in Miami-Dade needed a way to look into the operation of a suspected armed drug dealer. After getting pre-approval from the judge, they used a drone to capture the footage leading to the arrest of Andre "Dread" Scott who was selling cocaine to an undercover informant in his yard.

What is a Mistrial and How Is One Caused?

Court cases don't always go smoothly, as there are a number of factors that can affect the outcome - some of these can cause a mistrial. A mistrial is a trial that isn't successfully completed due to some sort of error or problem that occurs during the trial itself. The judge overseeing the case is the only one who can declare a mistrial. When a mistrial is declared the case must stop and neither the judge nor jury will return with a verdict.

Four Tips to Avoid a Holiday DUI

The holidays are here, making it that time of year where celebrations, parties, and events are happening regularly. This means more drinking and unfortunately with that comes a higher rate of DUIs. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 300 Americans die each year in the handful of days surrounding the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Thankfully ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have easier to avoid drunk driving and DUIs, helping to lessen that statistics around holiday drunk driving. 

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