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Indian River Child Abuse Attorney
  • Published: June 5, 2019

Indian River Child Abuse Attorney Jeffrey H. Garland Deputies from Indian River County took a 19-year-old Cocoa woman into custody earlier in the week after she was alleged to have made threats against an infant. Deputies at the scene apparently believed that the woman was trying to suffocate the 6-month-old child. They had been searching for her and the child after she had threatened to harm herself and an infant. Her cell phone was giving police a signal from a Walmart parking lot on 20th Street. She was located there inside of her locked seat. Deputies reported that when they approached the woman, she began to squeeze the infant by placing it face down on her chest and appeared to be suffocating it. They smashed her car window to access the infant and removed it from the car before taking…Read More

Indian River County Criminal Lawyer
  • Published: May 3, 2019

Help from an Indian River County Criminal Lawyer For deputies at the Indian River County Sheriff's Department, April 10, 2018, was business as usual for felony arrests. Not a day goes by without several of them. A 32-year-old Vero Beach man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (MDMA), possession of hyromorphone and possession of dilaudid and possession of cocaine. A 24-year-old man from Ohio was picked up on a warrant for a violation of probation on a conviction for child abuse. A 34-year-old Sebastian woman was also picked up on a warrant. She was charged with driving on a suspended license with knowledge. Another Sebastian resident, a 24-year-old man, was taken into custody on a warrant for lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim between the ages of 12 and 16. A 27-year-old Sebastian man was picked up…Read More

Victim’s Parents Sue Doctor in Fatal Hit-and-Run
  • Published: September 27, 2018

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 after having exited Interstate 95, the doctor struck a 33-year master electrician who was walking home from work along County Road 512. In a taped statement to the state highway patrol in the immediate aftermath of the accident, the doctor indicated that she was under the belief that she had hit a road sign. That cam The highway patrolman investigating the accident claims that a check of the SUV, which was impounded after the accident, found damage to the headlight, fender, bumper and hood. If…Read More

Dog Left in Hot Car Dies, Owner Arrested
  • Published: July 9, 2018

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 bar. Apparently, he spoke with other customers at the bar, revealing he had left the dog in the vehicle. An argument ensued between the man and some of the bar patrons. Indian River authorities were called around 4 p.m. with complaints about a disturbance at the bar. Meanwhile, the other customers removed the dog from the hot car in an attempt to save it. After being brought into an air-conditioned restroom, the dog eventually died. The man was noted as saying the dog was elderly…Read More

Fort Pierce Cops Catch Serial Car Theif
  • Published: May 9, 2018

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 of about five weeks. He also reportedly seized and removed some valuable items from the vehicles such as a woman’s purse, computers, sports equipment and the like. Police searched the accused person’s home in late April after the judge signed an arrest warrant. They found many of the items that had been reported as stolen from the vehicle. The young man who allegedly committed these crimes is going to need the services of the Port Saint Lucie vehicle theft attorney. He is facing several charges…Read More

  • Published: December 18, 2017

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, the suspect had lived in various motels throughout St. Lucie County before he allegedly began his theft spree. The first burglary occurred in October, when he reportedly stole some $1,000 in cash from a business belonging to his father. The following month, he was suspected of taking a sound system and other items during a residential burglary. He was believed to have carried out additional burglaries later in November. The suspect was subsequently seen selling stolen items at local pawn shops with the apparent intent…Read More

  • Published: June 29, 2017

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 that he would stay at her side forever. In fact, the individual the man arrested by law enforcement thought was a teenage girl was an undercover Martin county sheriff’s deputy. Upon arresting the man, the Martin county Sheriff described human trafficking as modern day slavery. The man first came to the attention of law enforcement a few months prior to his arrest when they received word he was trying to solicit young women to work at a strip club where he worked as a bouncer.…Read More

  • Published: January 6, 2017

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 the age of 35. The perpetrators have allegedly sold heroin and other drugs to young prostitutes so that they would become addicted and ask for more. Once the girls had taken more than they could afford and were indebted to the traffickers, they essentially became sex slaves. Investigators believe that the ringleaders fed the girls and provided them with free condoms but required them to pay for their own hotel rooms. Meanwhile the young women have been spending every penny on their expanding drug habits.…Read More

  • Published: December 15, 2016

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 the female around in the store with a camera and got very low more than once as to film underneath her skirt. This person was caught by a loss prevention specialist who was watching everything that was going on from the surveillance cameras. The police took this person into custody and charged him with video voyeurism. The bail that the judge placed on him was $750, which he paid to be released. Even if the crime that he is being charged with were only be…Read More

  • Published: October 22, 2016

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 old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, specifically, amitriptyline, without having a prescription. He was also arrested for a DUI as a result of an unlawful blood alcohol concentration level as well as for violation of probation and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. A 28 year old woman from the 2800 block of Southeast Wiltshire Terrace in Port St. Lucie was arrested for aggravated battery that resulted in disability or bodily harm. Another woman, are 25, was arrested in the 7200 block of Winter Garden Parkway…Read More

  • Published: September 16, 2016

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 will require the services of a Fort Pierce criminal lawyer. This type of service is available from the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland. The suspect was taken into custody only three days after the blaze at the Fort Pierce Islamic Center. According to a spokesman for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s County Office, the arrest was accomplished in an “uneventful” manner and was made possible with the help of a tip from the community. Law enforcement personnel who were carrying out a search warrant…Read More

  • Published: May 24, 2016

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 to wander in the park without adequate clothing or supervision. Even worse, the child was hungry enough to need immediate attention. Some people in the neighborhood had previously taken the child to their homes, fed him and nurtured him. The woman had been leaving her child unattended in the park for more than two weeks, according to the eye witnesses. The witnesses saw visible bruises on the child’s chest, and they reported that he received the bruises from being slapped by his mother. The witnesses…Read More

  • Published: May 6, 2016

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 and the passenger in his vehicle had been asked to leave the Hookah Moon Lounge and that the shots were “a show of force.” The witness, whose identity wasn’t given, indicated to police that the man was the person who was firing shots as he drove down Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Once the vehicle had reached the intersection of Southeast Airoso, the man was stopped. The man was subsequently arrested on the following five charges: firing a weapon from a…Read More