Many residents of Florida have been wrongly charged with a crime or have been acquitted after a trial before a judge or jury. A common question after the criminal proceeding has been completed is whether Florida maintains a record of the charges or the proceeding. The answer is "yes," giving rise to the second question: Can the record be erased?
Couples going through a divorce may have concerns about how they will come out financially when all is said and done. After all, divorce can mean a severe cut in income, and it is important for property division to be fair to avoid one spouse struggling for months or years after the divorce.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter near Orlando has proven to be very popular with both children and their parents. One of the most popular parts of the park is the simulated train station where people can watch the fabled Hogwarts Express depart for the wizard training academy. Unfortunately, reports have emerged that an alleged kidnapper attempted to use the exhibit's popularity to kidnap a young girl on New Year's Eve.
Any time that a child is involved in a crime committed by an adult, the penalties for the adult may be much harsher that if the child had not been present. A common example is an arrest for suspected drunk driving where the officer discovers that a child was in the car while the adult was engaged in DUI. A recent arrest in Flagler County demonstrates this point.
Television programs often show citizens heroically preventing a robbery or theft, even when the criminal possesses a firearm. Police officers, on the other hand, will usually advise citizens to avoid confronting armed individuals who appear to be intent on committing a crime. Moreover, citizens should let police tend to the investigation of the crime scene and apprehension of the alleged criminal. An attempted robbery of a McDonald's Drive-in Titusville on Christmas night occurred recently that lead to criminal charges for one suspect.