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Tampa Petit Theft Lawyer - What are the Petit Theft Defenses in Florida?

Under Florida Statute 812.014, a person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or ...
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Tampa Red Light Camera Ticket Lawyer

Were you issued a citation in the mail after one of Tampa's infamous "red light cameras" supposedly caught you running a red light? Call us today at 813-281-2897 for a free consultation regarding your ...
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Hand Sanitizer May Create False Positive in Alcohol Test! Tampa Criminal Defense News

A new study out of the University of Florida says that frequent use of hand sanitizer may create false-positives in alcohol tests. Dr. Gary Reisfield was inspired to do the study after coming in ...
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Tampa Florida Seat Belt Ticket

Florida's Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign begins again today. Each year, Florida law enforcement agencies crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts during the month of May. These ...
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Theft of Utility Services - Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Did you know Florida has codified the crime of Theft of Utility Services? Under Florida Statute 812.14, a person who willfully alters or tampers with a ...
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Former Pastor Charged with DUI in Tampa

Former "Without Walls International Church" Pastor Randy White was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night in Tampa. You may recall the divorce of Pastor White making national headlines in 2007 ...
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Tampa Man Charged with DUI After Crash with PCSO Deputy

A Tampa man has been arrested after he collided with a Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy early Saturday morning. Reports indicate that Jeff Vera, 38, collided with Deputy Schein's vehicle at 12:30 AM ...
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Plant City Man Guilty in DUI Manslaughter Case

A Plant City man was found guilty today in Hillsborough County of DUI Manslaughter following a 2008 motorcycle crash that left a woman dead. It took the jury 90 minutes to return a verdict. Paul ...
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Need to Check your Florida Driver License Status? Florida Traffic Attorney

If you need to check the status of your Florida driver license, simply click here to visit the official Florida DMV license status check website. There you will be able to find out if your license is ...
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Tampa Teen Charlotte Sowards Charged with DUI Manslaughter

18 year old Charlotte Sowards has been charged with DUI Manslaughter in relation to a November 20 crash on W. Wood Street that killed another driver and injured four more people. Swords is accused of ...
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Warrantless Cell Phone Search - Florida Court Says Police Can Search Your Phone at Time of Arrest

Password protect your smartphone, ladies and gentlemen: the First District Court of Appeals in Florida has held that police can search your cell phone for information after arresting you. The case, ...
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Tampa DUI Manslaughter Lawyer: Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter after Death of Passenger

An Inverness man was charged with DUI Manslaughter this weekend after his passenger died when the truck he was driving overturned. Steven Dickson, 62, was driving his Chevy SSR when it went on to the ...
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Tampa Men Arrested in Connection with Stolen Car

The Tampa Police Department has arrested three men in connection with a stolen car. Officers saw the men stripping the vehicle near North 49th Street and East 26th Ave. The man ran after being spotted ...
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Arrested While Visiting Florida? We Can Help - Out of State Criminal Defense Law Firm - Skype with a Lawyer Today

If you were arrested for a criminal offense in Tampa Bay while on vacation, in many instances your case can be resolved without you having to come back to Florida for court appearances. Tourists are ...
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Florida DUI Statute

For your reference, here is the full text of Florida's DUI Statute. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Taracks Gomez & Rickman today. ...
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Buc's Defensive Lineman Alex Magee Charged with Possession of Marijuana

Buc's Defensive Lineman Alex Magee has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana following a routine traffic stop. Magee, 24, is the fourth Buc to be arrested in the last two months. As ...
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Former Gator Basketball Star Dan Werner Offered Plea Deal in DUI Case

Former Florida forward Dan Werner was arrested and charged with DUI earlier this year. Reports indicate that he will be accepting a plea deal where he will serve one year of probation, pay a $500 ...
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State Drops Charges Against Manatee Woman Who Has Been Arrested for DUI 11 Times

The State Attorney's Office has dropped DUI charges against Janet Landrum, a Manatee woman who has been arrested for DUI a staggering 11 times. On her most recent arrest, Landrum blew a.119 (there is ...
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Tampa Bay Area DUI Stop Turns Fatal

Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll says that a young woman sped off from a traffic stop, killing 66 year old motorcyclist Henry McCain before Deputies caught up with her. Deputy Ashley ...
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Staged Crash Sting Operation Results in 53 Warrants Being Issued

After nearly six months of investigation, 53 warrants have been issued in Hillsborough County for the arrest of individuals involved in staged crashes. Tampa is considered to be the "epicenter" for ...
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HCSO Deputy Accused of Having Sex with 15 Year Old Girl

TBO is reporting that a HCSO Deputy has been arrested today on charges of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious battery. The Deputy, William Best, is being held at Orient Road Jail with no bond set ...
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Tampa DUI Checkpoint News: Hillsborough County DUI Checkpoint Friday May 13 at Wilsky Blvd. & Linebaugh Ave.

HCSO has made a press release indicating that this Friday, May 13, there will be a DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Wilsky Blvd. & Linebaugh Ave. in Citrus Park, Florida. Drivers in this area ...
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Casey Anthony Trial Moved to Pinellas; Jury Selection Begins Today

The Court System has gone to Pinellas County to find a jury pool for Casey Anthony, the Orlando area woman accused of killing her two year old daughter. The Court moved Jury Selection to Pinellas ...
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Former NFL Player and Local Star Reche Caldwell Arrested on Marijuana Charges - Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana earlier this week. Deputies ran Caldwell's tags and saw that his ...
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Apollo Beach DUI Manslaughter - DUI Manslaughter Lawyer in Tampa

Christopher Davis (33) of Ruskin Florida faces DUI Manslaughter charges after a fatal hit and run accident in Apollo Beach. Davis collided with another driver at 7 AM, killing his passenger. Davis ...
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