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Criminal Mischief Spree Ends In Murder Charge

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Charges have been filed against two individuals in a brutal and senseless attack against a 49-year-old man. The pair had been roaming the streets smashing up cars with a tire iron when they crossed paths with the victim who was riding his bike. They knocked the victim off the bike and then bludgeoned him… Read More »

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“Cold-Hearted” Teen Kills Wiener Dog During Robbery

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

This is hard to write about as a lover of the dachshund breed. Nonetheless, it is a crime. A 17-year-old boy is accused of accosting an elderly man who was walking his two dogs. In the attempted robbery, the boy fired several shots striking both of the dogs. The man grabbed his dogs and… Read More »

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Is It Legal To Skateboard In Tampa?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Tampa is one of a handful of cities that have voted to make it a crime to use a skateboard on public sidewalks. Those caught skateboarding in Tampa can face misdemeanors for the conduct. As it stands, there’s no way to criminalize being a jerky youth, so the elderly masters of Florida saw fit… Read More »

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Florida Man Facing Charges Related To Jan 6 Riot

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Federal authorities recently unsealed an indictment against a Florida man who is charged with rioting and attacking police officers during the January 6th riots. The riots occurred amidst a Twitter storm initiated by deposed president Donald Trump who claimed the election had been unlawfully stolen from him. Trump attempted to leverage several governors to… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Burglary And Theft?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Burglar and thief are synonyms, right? A lot of people seem to think so, but burglary and theft are actually two distinct legal concepts that carry very different consequences. Burglary is far more serious, and is automatically a felony offense, whereas theft can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances… Read More »

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What Is Actual Vs. Constructive Possession?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

If you are facing charges for possession of an illegal substance in Florida, you may be wondering how best to defend yourself. When it comes to possession, you may feel like you have been convicted the moment that you were charged. However, a lot can happen between the time you are charged and convicted,… Read More »

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Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested In Tampa

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Tampa businesses have experienced a rash of burglaries lately, and the Tampa PD believes they have just found the person responsible. Four area businesses have been burglarized and the police quickly noted that these burglaries shared a lot of similarities. For starters, in each case the business’s front door or window was smashed to… Read More »

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Do I Have To Take A Breathalyzer Test?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you are probably panicking. A DUI conviction can have serious and life-altering consequences, so it’s important to treat this seriously. Simply by driving on Florida’s roads, you have given implied consent to taking breathalyzer tests and abiding by all of the state’s traffic laws. However,… Read More »

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Have You Been Charged With Extortion?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Extortion is something that you see a lot in movies, but it is very different to living the plot. If you have been charged with committing extortion in Florida, you are facing a potential 15-year-long prison sentence. Extortion is taken very seriously in Florida, so it’s important to make sure that you have experienced… Read More »

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Have You Been Charged With Xanax Possession In Tampa?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

You may think it is perfectly fine to have Xanax in your possession since it is legal when it is prescribed by a doctor and you can get it at the pharmacy. However, Xanax is a Schedule IV controlled substance, which means that the only way to get it legally is from a doctor…. Read More »

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