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June 2017 Archives

Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI charge in Florida

According to Palm Beach County records, former NFL star Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge on June 18. The charge was related to a September 2016 accident that involved him sideswiping a motorhome and hitting a police vehicle after trying to change lanes. Separate breath tests showed that Taylor had a blood alcohol content of 0.082 and 0.084 percent. Florida law says that anyone with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher is legally impaired.

Defining burglary in Florida

In Florida, burglary is considered to be a crime in which someone enters or occupies a residence or premises for the purpose of committing a crime. Prosecutors may generally establish that there was specific intent to commit a crime after entering a premises to earn a burglary conviction. Prosecutors must also show that a person entered a premises without permission or stayed after an invitation to do so expired.

Police raid home while man is on Facebook Live

A 22-year-old Florida man was using Facebook Live when police raided his home. While there, police found a handgun, ammunition and crack cocaine. They also discovered Oxycodin pills and drug paraphernalia. The man was reportedly filmed running out of a room after hearing police officers identity themselves outside of the home. According to the man's neighbors, multiple smoke grenades were thrown into the home, and they said that it sounded like bombs went off.

Speedy jury trials

Criminal defendants in Florida and the rest of the nation are guaranteed the right to an attorney under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution. They are also entitled to a speedy trial by an unbiased jury.

2 Nebraska football players charged with pot possession

On May 26, it was reported that two University of Nebraska football players were taken into custody by authorities in Florida and charged with possession of marijuana. The two football players were identified as a wide receiver and a safety. Both were released following the incident.