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Pair faces murder charges

Two Florida residents have now been charged in connection with an alleged homicide that is believed to have taken place on Feb. 6. According to law enforcement officials, the two defendants allegedly took the life of their 69-year-old roommate and then continued to stay in the home with the deceased woman's body for the two weeks that followed.

When do the police need a search warrant?

Fourth Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution are twofold. First, it protects your right to privacy at home. It also protects you from unreasonable and arbitrary governmental intrusions. It provides that the "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but on probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Rise in nationwide murder rate can be attributed to 1 city

Florida residents may have heard statements about the rising murder rate in the United States. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, the rising murder rate is not a nationwide dilemma, but it's a problem that is being fueled by violence in Chicago.

Florida man killed after trying on flak jacket

According to officers with the Tampa Police Department, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed on Sept. 10 after he tried on a flak jacket. The man reportedly asked out loud whether the flak jacket was bulletproof. This allegedly led his 24-year-old cousin to shoot him in the chest.

Is it time to revisit Florida's stance on voting rights for ex-felons?

While we tend to think of the consequences of a felony conviction in terms of things like the amount of time a person will have to spend behind bars or the potentially steep fines they will be required to pay, it's important to understand that there are other collateral consequences.

Two incoming Gator recruits facing felony charges over property damage

It may seem hard to believe, but in roughly six weeks the college football season will officially kick off with Division I schools across the nation taking the first steps toward what they hope will be a winning season. If you have a hard time believing it, consider that the Florida Gators are scheduled to start team practices in a little over a week.

Florida man charged with numerous felonies after police shootout

An entire Florida neighborhood was thrown into chaos recently when a man barricaded himself in his house and began firing at police. Nearly 40 homes were evacuated, and traffic was diverted as police and a SWAT team attempted to capture the man who was suspected of numerous felonies. The man was eventually arrested and is now facing an uncertain future.

Felony charges: Florida teen accused of arson

When a teenager is accused of being involved in a serious crime, there may be concern for the well-being of the juvenile as well as for how the legal case should be handled. The parents of an individual facing felony charges may wish to determine the best routes for their child in hopes of working toward the best possible outcomes. The parents of one Florida teen may soon be exploring their options for such a situation.

Felony charges leveled against Florida man after incident

An unusual incident recently happened in Florida. As a result, one man is currently facing felony charges. Reports stated that the situation began when a maintenance worker at a church had brought his weapon to the church while doing repairs after dark. The doors to the church had reportedly been damaged earlier in the day because of an apparent attempted break-in. When the worker went back to fix the doors, he felt unsafe and decided to take a concealed weapon.

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