Month: August 2011

Florida Highway Racing Statute

In Florida, Highway Racing is governed under Statute 316.191. That Statute reads, in part: 316.191 Racing on highways. (2) A person may not: (a) Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration […]

Teen Gets 40 Years for Stabbing Homeless Man

A Jacksonville teenage was sentenced to 40 years in prison for stabbing a 29 year old homeless man several times, TBO is reporting. At sentencing, defense lawyers attempted to present evidence about the Defendant, Eric Sandefur, and his good character. However Circuit Court Judge Norton sentenced Sandefur to the maximum, pointing out that, while his […]

Columbine-Like Plot Stopped in Tampa

Police have thwarted a Columbine-like plot at a Tampa High School, officials say. A 17 year old Tampa teen was arrested and charged with several crimes related to bomb making and plotting to create havoc at his former school, Freedom High. Police claim that this event would have been “something the likes of which Tampa […]

Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams

In Florida, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams is a misdemeanor charge. However, this charge still carries harsh penalties. One penalty the average person does not know about is the automatic license suspension. That’s right, in Florida if you are convicted of possession of marijuana – even if it is under 20 grams – […]

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