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  • Published: December 3, 2013

Example of an Unjust Battery Case There was a recent case in Fort Pierce where two teens ended up facing battery charges for going on a joy ride with a BB gun. They were reported to have been firing the BB gun at random passing pedestrians, resulting in minor injuries to a few of those people. The police placed them under arrest, where they were remanded in custody until a $42,000 bail was paid. The pair are facing charges of aggravated battery, assault and criminal mischief. The pair were brought in for questioning, where it was determined that one of them shot two people, while the other shot three. Both had used BB guns for the shootings. They also damaged windows and some public property with pellets. A specific victim of the pair was walking around North 10th Street when…Read More

  • Published: November 25, 2013

Drug Posession Criminal Lawyer in Okeechobee County Four people were recently arrested in Okeechobee County for possession of methamphetamine. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after one of those arrested was seen with a syringe in her arm. Deputies promptly pulled over and arrested two people in a gold Jeep liberty. Upon searching the vehicle, deputies found loaded syringes, a bag containing a small amount of methamphetamine, several pill bottles and a glass pipe. These people are being charged with multiple counts of drug possession and tampering with evidence. A serious situation, but not one outside the skills of Okeechobee County drug lawyer Jeffery H. Garland. With extensive experience at both the state and federal levels, he is ready to help you with drug, possession or trafficking charge. Possession of drugs is a complicated matter, and one well understood…Read More

  • Published: November 21, 2013

Former Deputy Arrested in DUI In a recently reported story of an event that took place back in August, a deputy sheriff of Indian River County was arrested for driving under the influence. Don W. Robinson, while off duty, crashed his pick-up truck into some bushes off of U.S. Route 1. The incident happened on August 28. There were no other vehicles involved, and Robinson was alone in the truck. When an officer arrived on the scene, Robinson was not inside his truck. His was transported to a hospital where he was checked for injuries, and while at the hospital, his blood alcohol level was checked. He was not arrested at the time, but there was an investigation into the incident. The investigation was able to uncover his blood alcohol level by using a subpoena, and on October 21, an…Read More

  • Published: November 13, 2013

On Nov. 5 a resident of Port St. Lucie was arrested in the evening when his home was raided by the police. He was suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine in his home. The police spokesman claimed that he was in possession of methamphetamine and also was in possession of a grinder, Sudafed and what the spokesman described as hazardous liquids. Together, these items have made the police believe that he was attempting to manufacturer the drug. Fort Pierce Drug Attorney The above incident illustrates the need for an attorney with experience in drug cases especially those that involve the raiding of a home by the police. A good Fort Pierce Drug Attorney will have had many cases involving a variety of drug arrests and be able to listen to your side of the story. Too often people assume that anybody whose…Read More

  • Published: October 21, 2013

The “war on drugs” continues in America. Arrests and prosecutions for drug-related charges seem to always be in the news. The St. Lucie County, Florida area is no exception. A recent undercover crack cocaine buy resulted in the arrest of seven people in Fort Pierce. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s drug investigators were responsible for the arrests. Police reportedly seized 11 grams of cocaine from the Fort Pierce house during the raid. Two of the people arrested in this operation were charged with possession of drug equipment, resisting an officer without violence, and cocaine possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver. Five of those arrested were charged with possession of drug equipment. Anyone who has been arrested for drug-related charges, or who is being investigated in connection with any drug case, would be wise to consider hiring an experienced criminal…Read More

  • Published: July 19, 2013

A 33 year-old Florida man was found with a bag of cocaine hidden between his toes while he was being booked into St. Lucie County Jail, after being arrested and charged with aggravated battery. The suspect, who claimed the drugs did not belong to him, was charged with possession of cocaine and with smuggling contraband into the detention facility. According to Florida drug possession laws, just being physically close to a contraband substance does not conclusively establish that the suspect either knew about or had the ability to control them. When drugs are found under the seat in a car, for example, all of the occupants in the car would be arrested. In the absence of other evidence of guilt, however, the charge would be subject to dismissal. Florida drug possession laws Florida drug possession laws are complicated and so…Read More

  • Published: July 19, 2013

Fluorophenylpiperazine. There is a problem with prosecuting this “designer drug”. Florida Statutes do not list the many alternative chemical formula for this type of drug. If it is not prohibited, it cannot be prosecuted. Be sure to obtain the laboratory testing results and approved procedure before accepting any claim by prosecutors that the substance in your case is, in fact, prohibited.Read More

  • Published: July 16, 2013

Those facing a felony prosecution for driving on a suspension or revocation need to be aware that DHSMV must prove mailing of notice of an administrative suspension/revocation to the last known address. Failure of the DHSMV records to prove this is a defense.Read More

  • Published: July 10, 2013

The United States Department of Justice reached an agreement with the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. This HCA hospital has agreed to pay over seven million dollars to settle Medicare fraud claims for improperly billed procedures, according to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers on 7/6/13. This is yet another instance of an artificial entity being treated better than an ordinary human being. No doubt federal agents would be keen to arrest you or me for the same kind of scam. For large corporations, its just business as usual: steal until you’re caught, then pay a “settlement”.Read More

  • Published: July 9, 2013

After U.S. Marshals discovered drugs, ammunition and a gun at a home, located on Havana Avenue in Fort Pierce. The federal agents were arresting a teenager with an outstanding warrant, a pair of men were arrested for drug possession charges. Police confiscated Ecstasy, Oxycodone, Zoloft, and marijuana, as well as ammunition and a .357 revolver, which were allegedly found inside the home. No one in the home had prescriptions for the legal narcotics, according to police. These men are now in need of a Fort Pierce criminal lawyer to defend them against the charges they face. One man was charged with trafficking, and possession of marijuana, as well as weapons charges. The other man was charged with “just” possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A teenager was also arrested based on an outstanding warrant. Jeffrey H. Garland, a Fort Pierce…Read More

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