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High school girl faces felony charges for gay relationship

When an adult is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage teenager, the consequences under the law are severe. But what if the defendant is also a teenager, only slightly older than the alleged victim? What if both the accused and the alleged victim are female? These are issues that have arisen in the case of an 18-year-old Florida high school student and a younger girl, also in high school, with whom she allegedly had a sexual relationship. The 18-year-old now faces felony charges arising out of the relationship.

High school girl faces felony charges for gay relationship

When an adult is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage teenager, the consequences under the law are severe. But what if the defendant is also a teenager, only slightly older than the alleged victim? What if both the accused and the alleged victim are female? These are issues that have arisen in the case of an 18-year-old Florida high school student and a younger girl, also in high school, with whom she allegedly had a sexual relationship. The 18-year-old now faces felony charges arising out of the relationship.

DNA shows Florida man may have been wrongly convicted

DNA testing may exonerate a man who has served seven years on Florida's death row for two murders he says he didn't commit. The man's lawyers were in court recently requesting a new trial. If his conviction is overturned, the man will join a large number of people around the country whose convictions on felony charges have been thrown out by new DNA evidence.

DNA shows Florida man may have been wrongly convicted

DNA testing may exonerate a man who has served seven years on Florida's death row for two murders he says he didn't commit. The man's lawyers were in court recently requesting a new trial. If his conviction is overturned, the man will join a large number of people around the country whose convictions on felony charges have been thrown out by new DNA evidence.

Hotel heir charged with domestic violence in Boca Raton

Recently a 53-year-old man was arrested on domestic battery charges in Boca Raton. The case is a good illustration of the fact that domestic violence accusations can be made against anyone, rich or poor. In this case, the man is the grandson of the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain and lists his occupation as "philanthropist."

Hotel heir charged with domestic violence in Boca Raton

Recently a 53-year-old man was arrested on domestic battery charges in Boca Raton. The case is a good illustration of the fact that domestic violence accusations can be made against anyone, rich or poor. In this case, the man is the grandson of the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain and lists his occupation as "philanthropist."

Fort Lauderdale teacher faces allegations of sex with student

Charges of criminal sexual misconduct can destroy a person's reputation. With every state now required to maintain a sex offender registry, the damage can be lifelong for those who are convicted. This is the prospect now faced by a Fort Lauderdale high school teacher who faces felony charges of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.

Fort Lauderdale teacher faces allegations of sex with student

Charges of criminal sexual misconduct can destroy a person's reputation. With every state now required to maintain a sex offender registry, the damage can be lifelong for those who are convicted. This is the prospect now faced by a Fort Lauderdale high school teacher who faces felony charges of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.

Florida teacher accused of cocaine possession

An arrest for drug possession in Florida can have long-term side effects. If convicted of drug charges, the defendant may face not only the legal penalties, but serious consequences in connection with employment, housing and professional licensing. This is the situation faced by a young Jacksonville area teacher who was arrested for being in possession of cocaine in her classroom.

Florida teacher accused of cocaine possession

An arrest for drug possession in Florida can have long-term side effects. If convicted of drug charges, the defendant may face not only the legal penalties, but serious consequences in connection with employment, housing and professional licensing. This is the situation faced by a young Jacksonville area teacher who was arrested for being in possession of cocaine in her classroom.

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