On Friday, May 3, Florida's state House of Representatives passed a 296-page criminal justice reform bill during the last day of the legislative session. This criminal justice reform bill had been months in the making covering a bevy of topics that were due for an update in the state of Florida. While many proposed changes didn't make it completely through, the changes that did pass are considered a small, but nice victory for the criminal justice system in Florida.
Everyone knows driving while under the influence is not only very dangerous, but it's also illegal. However, with new technology like autopilot and semi-autonomous vehicles, the line between drunk driving and being responsible starts to blur. The honest answer to the question of whether or not one can be charged with a DIU while using one of these vehicles is: yes, you can almost certainly receive a DUI if you attempt to ride in a self-driving vehicle while intoxicated or impaired.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case that challenges the state of Florida's ban on openly carrying a firearm in public. With a refusal to hear the case, the ban on openly carrying firearms remains in place in the state of Florida.
In the United States, there is no uniform national threshold for crimes involving theft. Each state has a different threshold value for determining the severity of a theft charge. If you are arrested and charged with theft in the state of Florida, the degree of your charge can vary depending on several factors. It's important to understand the thresholds of theft degrees in order to understand the severity of the sentence you are eligible to receive if convicted of the crime.