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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."

50 years ago, a Florida case made history

March of this year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the case that ruled a defendant who could not afford a lawyer was constitutionally entitled to have one provided by the state. But fifty years on, the right to counsel as set forth of Gideon is being undermined by budgetary woes at the state and local level.

50 years ago, a Florida case made history

March of this year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the case that ruled a defendant who could not afford a lawyer was constitutionally entitled to have one provided by the state. But fifty years on, the right to counsel as set forth of Gideon is being undermined by budgetary woes at the state and local level.

Broward County man accused of stabbing, biting boyfriend

Florida prosecutors take allegations of violence between family members or domestic partners very seriously. A Wilton Manors man is finding this out the hard way as he faces domestic violence charges based on allegations he stabbed his boyfriend with a fork and bit his earlobe.

Broward County man accused of stabbing, biting boyfriend

Florida prosecutors take allegations of violence between family members or domestic partners very seriously. A Wilton Manors man is finding this out the hard way as he faces domestic violence charges based on allegations he stabbed his boyfriend with a fork and bit his earlobe.

Norwegian man convicted of bond jumping by Florida jury

Lawyers like to say that someone who represents himself in court "has a fool for a client." Some attribute the quote to Abraham Lincoln. Whoever first said it, there is a lot of truth in the old adage. A Norwegian man who was recently convicted of bond jumping by a Broward County jury may be one of the latest people to regret not hiring a lawyer to handle his defense.

Norwegian man convicted of bond jumping by Florida jury

Lawyers like to say that someone who represents himself in court "has a fool for a client." Some attribute the quote to Abraham Lincoln. Whoever first said it, there is a lot of truth in the old adage. A Norwegian man who was recently convicted of bond jumping by a Broward County jury may be one of the latest people to regret not hiring a lawyer to handle his defense.

Six accused of shoplifting from Boca Raton supermarket

An unusual set of shoplifting arrests took place in Boca Raton recently. Police say a group of men and women entered a supermarket and began taking items off shelves and stuffing them into their clothing. One woman allegedly attempted to hide a turkey under her dress.

Six accused of shoplifting from Boca Raton supermarket

An unusual set of shoplifting arrests took place in Boca Raton recently. Police say a group of men and women entered a supermarket and began taking items off shelves and stuffing them into their clothing. One woman allegedly attempted to hide a turkey under her dress.

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