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When Does Florida Charge Minors As Adults?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Teens have heard the warnings that, if they get in trouble with the law, the arrest only stays on their record until age 18, at which point they get a fresh start and that, except in the case of the most serious crimes, such as murder, the worst-case scenario is that you will have… Read More »

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What Is Criminal Mischief In Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Recently a Florida woman was arrested for criminal mischief after she and her friend engaged in intimate relations in a restaurant bathroom, causing the bathroom sink to detach from the wall. The restaurant owner pressed charges but it is not clear if the friend was also charged with a crime. What exactly is criminal… Read More »

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Federal Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Overuse of Solitary Confinement in Florida’s Juvenile Detention Centers

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In September, a class action lawsuit arguing that Florida juvenile detention centers are violating state law by keeping minors in solitary confinement for too long was filed. According to the data, just in one year, more than 4,300 minors in the state who are in these detention centers for committing juvenile crimes were placed… Read More »

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