Often times, the outcome of a criminal trial is based heavily on the testimony of the witnesses. This means that when false statements are made during your trial, it may lead to the wrongful incrimination; resulting in being convicted of a crime you did not commit. Since everyone is entitled to a fair trial, witness perjury can lead to an appeal on a conviction.
Recently politician Melissa Howard was forced to drop out of the race for a seat in the Florida House after it was discovered that she had forged her diploma from Miami University.
In the age of social media, we all should be cautious about what we are posting online. Not only can an inappropriate post get you in trouble with friends, family, or your partner, but certain types of posts on social media may even get you in trouble with law enforcement.
Football season is just around the corner, and that means that fans from all over the country will be filling stadiums and stadium parking lots every Saturday and Sunday (and some Thursdays and Mondays) all Fall. There will be lots of cheering, grilling, and beer drinking along with the other traditions of the gridiron. But with all that school spirit comes a lot of emotion and sometimes bad decisions. When you hit the tailgate parties this fall, make sure you use good sense and don't wind up getting arrested for one of these six offenses.
An unfortunate situation that happened recently in a Central Florida home for the disabled has left one man dead and another man benefitting from the requirement of probable cause when filing criminal charges.
Everyone knows that it's hard to start your own business and make money as an entrepreneur early on in your career. So, you can understand how there may be some suspicions when one 21-year-old in South Florida had $1,651,699 in her bank account within one month of starting her business. Unfortunately, this new entrepreneur will likely have to look for a new job in prison.
A years-long feud that had all the "Miami Beach" qualities of fancy mansions, large sums of money, and lots of drama ended recently with one man facing up to 30 years in prison for extortion. The drawn-out saga between real estate brokers, "The Jills" and rival broker Kevin Tomilson captured the attention of many in South Florida, when the details were revealed in a public court battle.
How would you feel if you discovered that the only mother you had ever known was actually your kidnapper? This unfortunate situation happened to one young woman who was abducted from a Jacksonville hospital when she was merely hours old in 1998.
What happens when you're browsing on your computer and suddenly, a huge pop-up window appears and tells you that you have a major virus on your computer? Many people have had this happen to them at some point in the past. Sometimes, the best reaction when a pop-up appears is to simply turn off and reboot your computer. However, many have fallen prey to the doomsday warnings of the pop-up, and called a number listed for "tech support" in order to rid their computer of the virus. In the case of the 40,000 people who happened to contact a tech support company called Client Care Experts from 2013-2016, they may have been part of a $25 million fraud.
A recent fatal accident in Delray Beach left four people dead, including two children under the age of 10. The driver of a pickup truck going at a high rate of speed crashed into a minivan, and the passengers of the minivan were killed on contact. The 21-year old driver of the pickup was not injured and walked away from the accident. He was not immediately arrested.