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Young man from Boynton Beach must defend against theft charge

Most people learn from a young age that stealing is wrong. However, at the same time, many people will admit to committing theft at some point in their lives, regardless of how miniscule the offense. Perhaps the theft was a lapse in judgment, or perhaps some people even feel they were justified in stealing. A big difference is that some people get caught, and others do not.

Young man from Boynton Beach must defend against theft charge

Most people learn from a young age that stealing is wrong. However, at the same time, many people will admit to committing theft at some point in their lives, regardless of how miniscule the offense. Perhaps the theft was a lapse in judgment, or perhaps some people even feel they were justified in stealing. A big difference is that some people get caught, and others do not.

Florida teen accused of attempted murder pleads insanity

When someone is accused of committing a violent crime, perhaps what interests the public the most is the defendant's motive. This is especially true for serious felony charges, such as attempted murder. But sometimes a person is so antagonized that a mental disorder sets in, along with the inability to distinguish between right and wrong. And sometimes a jury is asked to decide on whether the accused was insane at the time an alleged crime occurred.

Florida teen accused of attempted murder pleads insanity

When someone is accused of committing a violent crime, perhaps what interests the public the most is the defendant's motive. This is especially true for serious felony charges, such as attempted murder. But sometimes a person is so antagonized that a mental disorder sets in, along with the inability to distinguish between right and wrong. And sometimes a jury is asked to decide on whether the accused was insane at the time an alleged crime occurred.

Juvenile law in Florida set to change after Supreme Court ruling

Florida criminal courts may be in for some major adjustments after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In contrast with Florida law, the high court held that mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional. Florida is one of 28 states that have such statutes in place regarding juvenile crimes, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling may have a widely felt impact on the juvenile law system in our state.

Juvenile law in Florida set to change after Supreme Court ruling

Florida criminal courts may be in for some major adjustments after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In contrast with Florida law, the high court held that mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional. Florida is one of 28 states that have such statutes in place regarding juvenile crimes, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling may have a widely felt impact on the juvenile law system in our state.

Task force alleges 3 Florida men involved in theft operation

Criminal investigators will use a variety of strategies to file charges against Florida residents. For example, task forces aimed at specific crimes and the use of criminal informants are two ways that police in Florida will pursue criminal allegations. In some cases, the investigations can last an extended period of time until authorities feel they have enough information to prosecute defendants.

Task force alleges 3 Florida men involved in theft operation

Criminal investigators will use a variety of strategies to file charges against Florida residents. For example, task forces aimed at specific crimes and the use of criminal informants are two ways that police in Florida will pursue criminal allegations. In some cases, the investigations can last an extended period of time until authorities feel they have enough information to prosecute defendants.

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