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First Degree Murder Charge Requires Proof of Premeditation

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There is a vast difference between the charges of first degree and second degree murder in Florida. A charge of first degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison without parole, or even the death penalty, while in contrast, second degree murder is usually punishable by a sentence not exceeding  30 years… Read More »

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Attempted Murder in West Palm Beach

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A former pro mixed martial arts fighter was recently convicted of two counts of attempted murder just north of Palm Bay in Viera, according to Florida Today. The crimes took place in 2013 when the man opened fire into a home that paralyzed one and came close to killing another. Attempted murder can take… Read More »

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Third Arrest Made in Fatal West Palm Beach Shooting

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West Palm Beach Police recently arrested Latoj Michael Banks for first-degree murder and attempted murder. The Palm Beach Post reported that Banks and two others allegedly opened fire at a family gathering. Banks was the third man arrested for the shooting. Witnesses told police that they saw the three men driving around the block… Read More »

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

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Manslaughter is a complicated area of the law, to say the least. It’s essentially the charge that prosecutors can dole out if a homicide does not meet Florida’s legal definition of murder. This can be a murky area for all people involved, but it can get even more complex once the charge is classified… Read More »

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