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Florida woman beats ex with his own artificial leg

In Florida, any violent acts between family members or people in a relationship can be considered domestic violence. Domestic violence is not confined to men abusing women; men can be victims and women can be perpetrators. As if to illustrate this, a recent news story out of Pensacola described how a woman allegedly beat her ex-boyfriend with his own artificial leg.

Florida woman beats ex with his own artificial leg

In Florida, any violent acts between family members or people in a relationship can be considered domestic violence. Domestic violence is not confined to men abusing women; men can be victims and women can be perpetrators. As if to illustrate this, a recent news story out of Pensacola described how a woman allegedly beat her ex-boyfriend with his own artificial leg.

Judge ponders bail for woman allegedly involved in murder of Florida deputy

A judge in Florida will issue a decision in the near future as to whether a 20-year-old woman, facing murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy, will be released on bail. The case is a good illustration of the bail process, by which people who are awaiting trial are released based on a payment of money to guarantee they will not skip future court appearances.

Judge ponders bail for woman allegedly involved in murder of Florida deputy

A judge in Florida will issue a decision in the near future as to whether a 20-year-old woman, facing murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy, will be released on bail. The case is a good illustration of the bail process, by which people who are awaiting trial are released based on a payment of money to guarantee they will not skip future court appearances.

Florida political official charged with theft

When a prominent citizen who has lived an exemplary life finds themselves accused of a serious crime, they can feel confused and fearful. Even if the accusation is false, the mere fact that one was charged with a crime like theft can have far reaching consequences and tarnish a person's reputation for good. An official of a Broward County political party may be worried about these ramifications right now, as he faces theft charges based on accusations he embezzled money from a fund for which he was responsible.

Florida political official charged with theft

When a prominent citizen who has lived an exemplary life finds themselves accused of a serious crime, they can feel confused and fearful. Even if the accusation is false, the mere fact that one was charged with a crime like theft can have far reaching consequences and tarnish a person's reputation for good. An official of a Broward County political party may be worried about these ramifications right now, as he faces theft charges based on accusations he embezzled money from a fund for which he was responsible.

Fort Lauderdale settles case involving misleading police report

A Fort Lauderdale man recently reached a settlement with the city after a police officer allegedly filed a false police report and arrested him on misdemeanor charges. The case highlights the fact that a defendant in a criminal case, whether it involves misdemeanor or felony charges, can easily be victimized by police. In this case, the man was lucky. He had video from a home security system that contradicted the officer's version of events.

Fort Lauderdale settles case involving misleading police report

A Fort Lauderdale man recently reached a settlement with the city after a police officer allegedly filed a false police report and arrested him on misdemeanor charges. The case highlights the fact that a defendant in a criminal case, whether it involves misdemeanor or felony charges, can easily be victimized by police. In this case, the man was lucky. He had video from a home security system that contradicted the officer's version of events.

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