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A Viera-based doctor is accused of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man on April 27, 2016. At the time of the alleged hit-and-run accident, the doctor was returning to her home in Sebastian after having dinner with her friend in Viera. Coming up to 104th Avenue...
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According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s office, a 64-year-old Fellsmere man was arrested after leaving his dog in his car for almost 4 hours. The man arrived at a bar on Indian River Drive around noon. He partially rolled down the windows of the car, and then left to spend the afternoon in the...
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Matilda Harris (not her real name) was given a criminal summons for trespass after notice on 12/13/17. A Glades County jury found her not guilty on 5/11/18. Shortly after the incident, Matilda retained Indian River County criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Garland for her defense. Garland reviewed the evidence, then filed a motion in limine to...
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A string of auto thefts has just come to a close as Fort Pierce police finally arrested someone for the crime and brought him into custody. He is now in jail on a bail of more than $50,000. According to sources, the gentlemen allegedly stole a luxury car and several other vehicles over a period...
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Legal Assistance for Those Facing Criminal Charges The police investigation of a burglary spree has led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man who had been living in Spring Hill. Facing multiple charges, he will require excellent criminal defense services, the type available from a Port St. Lucie burglary arrest attorney. Displaced by Hurricane Irma,...
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“Easy Rider” (not his real name) was arrested on 6/25/17 for having a concealed firearm at Earl’s Hideaway in Sebastian, Florida. Easy Rider was surprised, because he showed the Sebastian police officer his concealed weapons license. The police officer asserted that the concealed weapons license did not work in Earl’s Hideaway, because it “is a...
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A man has been arrested in Port St. Lucie and has been charged with human trafficking. The arrest and charges occurred after the man promised to assist a person he believed was a 16-year old girl make money as a prostitute and stripper. The arrested man promised the person he thought to be a teenager...
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Human trafficking that involves both sex and drugs is a growing problem in many American communities. The recent arrest of two men in Fort Pierce brings the issue home to the Treasure Coast. According to the local police, a prostitution ring has been operating on the streets of Sunrise City and preying on women under...
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Some people will try to get their jollies any way possible, and that includes using strange tactics to take videos. A Port St. Lucie man was arrested on charges of video voyeurism after allegedly doing some inappropriate filming of a young lady who was just there to shop. The report says that the offender followed...
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Darnell Compton (not his real name) was arrested on 8/27/16 in Port St. Lucie for felony child neglect. Police had been notified that a 1-year old toddler had been left alone in a car. The car was parked outside of a Walgreens store at about 2:00 A.M. The child’s mother was also arrested for the...
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There have been a number of felony arrests in the Port St. Lucie area of Florida as of Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  It is important to have a Port St Lucie Criminal defense attorney to help if you are arrested for a felony. The arrests are as follows, in detail. In Sorrento, a 52 year...
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A man with a criminal record has been charged with arson in connection with a recent fire at a Fort Pierce mosque. The preponderance of evidence against the defendant and the nature of the offense may increase the possibility of both a conviction and a lengthy prison term. In order to overcome these charges, he...
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Roscoe Riley (not his real name) was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering in Okeechobee County. The information alleges a conspiracy to violate unspecified provisions of Chapter 893, dealing with controlled substances. Attorney Garland sought, without success, to dismiss the charge for failing to properly outline the scope and purpose of the conspiracy. The motion...
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Florida child abuse is extremely serious and can end up landing someone in jail for a very long time. A 32-year-old mother was just recently arrested for neglecting her child in Fort Pierce. She will need a Fort Pierce child neglect attorney very soon. The accusers stated that the woman had left her young child...
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Child custody disputes commonly escalate into litigation and, occasionally, into arrests. Police can arrest a parent for “interfering” with custody under limited circumstances.  Mary Nance (not her real name) learned that police can be quick to arrest on “probable cause”. Nance was arrested for violating her husband’s custody rights on 3/5/16. She was given no...
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In the early morning hours of April 21, a 28-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested after police stated that had been identified by a witness as the individual seen firing shots out of the sunroof on a white BMW while driving through Port St. Lucie. That individual, allegedly told Port St. Lucie police that he...
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There have been an increasing number of arrests for contraband coming into jails. Many of these arrests are the direct result of improperly performed police “pat down” searches made at the time of arrest. The arrestee is taken to jail against their will. The arrestee is told they have a right to remain silent. The...
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Hector Long (not his real name) was arrested on 3/6/15 by Fort Pierce Police. What makes this arrest unusual is that Long is the owner of a “motel”. He was arrested for trespass when he entered the room of a tenant. Initially, Long thought that he could “do-it-yourself”. He was thinking that the criminal courts...
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Judge Tosses Out Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrests for Playing Christian Music at Home Monica Williams (not her real name) had the proverbial “neighbors from hell”. The neighbors had previously filed police reports making all sorts of claims. The neighbor claimed that she could hear Monica talking and coughing, which caused her “fear”. Although the ...
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Lonely Heart’s Club – Sister Accuses Her Own Mother and Brother of False Imprisonment and Battery – All Charges Dropped After Year of Intense Litigation – Detective Poses as Pseudo-Psychologist Adrian Antoon and his mother, Giselle (not their real names), were arrested in Indian River County in August, 2012, on charges of false imprisonment and...
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