Tag Archives: warrant

What is a Criminal Complaint?

A criminal charge involves a criminal complaint, or an “accusatory instrument,” which is the papers filed that accuse someone of committing a crime.There are two delineating criteria factored into considering if a criminal complaint is to be used in a ... Read more

Bartow high school teacher arrested for possession of cannabis and paraphernalia.

Over the weekend, a Bartow high school teacher was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia (a grinder).  WFLA channel 8 is reporting that Polk County Sheriff deputies allegedly went to the teacher's house in response to a tip that the teacher w... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched by police without first obtaining a search warrant.

A major victory for citizens’ privacy interests today as the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled law enforcement cannot search an arrested person’s cell phone without first obtaining a search warrant.  While the court recognized the need to investigate c... Read more

What Does Federal Criminal Law Ensure for Every Jurisdiction?

Every state and the District of Columbia has its own criminal procedure codes. However, each of these jurisdictions must act in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.Each state's rules and regulations on criminal procedure codes are predicated on the Feder... Read more

Aggravated felony Domestic Violence arrest warrant issued for NFL Buccaneer Mike Williams’ brother for allegedly stabbing the wide receiver.

Another day, another criminal story about an NFL football player.  This time the Buc's Mike Williams is allegedly the victim of a domestic violence dispute at his home.  There are multiple witnesses to the incident, but it allegedly involved horseplay betwee... Read more

DNA Samples May Be Garnered from Criminal Suspects Without a Warrant

The legal landscape just changed with regard to obtaining a warrant to collect DNA from criminal offenders.The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a decision that has enormous ramifications for criminal offenders and criminal defense attorneys. The Court hand... Read more

Another Polk County Sheriff felony sting arrest for firearms and drugs

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with federal authorities arrested 23 suspects in a sting operation today.  The arrested suspects were criminally charges with various drug trafficking and firearm charges.  The suspe... Read more

Polk County Felony Attorney

The Florida Sheriff's Association recently completed operation "Felon Sweep."  This resulted in over 11,000 people in the State of Florida being arrested for outstanding felony warrants and criminal charges.  The felony sting operation was led by Polk County... Read more