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Alleged intoxication of wrong-way driver causes fatal collision

Most modern highways are designed to make entering or leaving traffic lanes easy and safe, but drivers can become confused about which lane they are using or how to enter that lane. Such confusion can lead to fatal consequences, as proved by a recent head-on collision between an apparent wrong-way driver and another vehicle.

Driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

Traffic accidents can produce any number of sad or ironic outcomes. As the result of a three-vehicle accident in Lake County on April 1, 2018, a woman was recently arrested and charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly causing an accident that killed her boyfriend. According to the police report, alcohol appeared to be the principal causative factor.

Alleged escapees come to Orlando for crime spree

Half-way houses are intended to provide opportunities for convicted criminals to master their anti-social instincts and habits and learn how to fit into society. Sometimes, however, people who live in half-way houses do not see or take advantage of these benefits. According to reports, a pair of teenagers living in a Fort Myers half-way house recently escaped and fled to Orlando, where they allegedly engaged in a spree of petty crimes.

How to expunge a criminal record in Florida

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?

Harry Potter's World alleged to be lure for attempted kidnaping

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.

Mother accused of DUI with child in car

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.

Titusville man charged in robbery at McDonald's

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.

Five Florida teenagers arrested after a night of crime

Five Orlando teenagers recently engaged in a nighttime smorgasbord of criminal activity until they were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The alleged crimes range from grand theft auto to minor theft. Several law enforcement offices were involved in tracking and arresting the suspects.

DUI arrest leads to other charges against suspect

When police stop someone because they suspect a case of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the suspect occasionally responds with hostility and threats instead of cooperating with the police. These intemperate responses often result in more serious criminal charges. The recent arrest of a man from Altamonte Springs on charges of DUI demonstrates how the suspect's behavior can go off the rails and significantly worsen the legal situation.

Two suspected felons arrested after fleeing from Wal-Mart Store

The urge to flee is a common response to a confrontation with police or security personnel, but the urge should be resisted because it usually greatly expands the number of criminal complaints available to police. Two people who are alleged to have stolen merchandise from a Wal-Mart Store attempted to elude police and now find themselves facing what police described as a "cornucopia of charges."

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