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Couple Arrested For Burglary Of Asian-Owned Businesses

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A Port St. Lucie couple is in jail after being arrested on charges of burglarizing two homes owned by Asian-American business owners. It is unclear if the burglaries targeted the homeowners because they were Asian or if it was merely coincidental. Both houses were cased prior to the burglary attempt, according to authorities, and… Read More »

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Florida Men Arrested With Stolen Catalytic Converters

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Two Port St. Lucie officers announced the arrests of two men with 13 stolen catalytic converters. It was the most stolen catalytic converters ever recovered by the department at one time, according to police. The issue underscores a growing threat to American drivers involving catalytic converter thefts. Indeed, the issue has become a growing… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Woman Gets Probation For Controlled Substance Fraud

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Attempting to acquire a controlled substance by means of fraud is a crime. In fact, it’s a felony. One woman traveled all the way from Palm Beach County to Port St. Lucie to present forged prescriptions to pharmacists. The woman was attempting to get pills for ADHD. These include notable drugs such as Ritalin,… Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Man Heads To Trial In Michigan For Sexual Assault

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A Western Michigan University student reported that a Port. St. Lucie man sexually assaulted her in her dorm room in 2010. Since then, several more women have stepped forward to report similar experiences with the same perpetrator. The allegations all appear to have occurred between 2009 and 2014. The 2010 case had gone cold,… Read More »

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Roofer Arrested For Taking Money Without Completing Job

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A Port St. Lucie roofer has been arrested for taking money to do a job but failing to ever start it, according to police. The owner of the business has been charged with a felony. Now, and perhaps worse, local police are investigating the business for more criminal activity. As it turns out, at… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Firearms In Port St. Lucie

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Under the Second Amendment, every American has the right to possess firearms. However, while the law seems very straightforward, it is a bit more nuanced than that. It is important that everyone in Port St. Lucie, and throughout the rest of the state and country, knows what the law says so they can remain… Read More »

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What is Battery in Florida?

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Battery is a very common criminal charge in Florida, but many people do not fully understand what a battery charge means for them. Battery is often confused with assault, and there are many different types of battery charges you may face. Below is a full explanation of the most common battery charges in Florida,… Read More »

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Do You Have to Answer a Police Officer’s Questions?

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When people are arrested for a criminal offense, or they are even just stopped by police, they sometimes hurt their case before it has even started. In these situations, law enforcement officers ask questions and people think they are required to answer them. They become nervous and so, they provide answers that are later… Read More »

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Common Traffic Violations in Florida

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It is natural to think that a traffic violation is not very serious. After all, speeding typically only comes with a ticket and a fine, and even texting and driving does not have extremely harsh penalties. However, many traffic violations are actually considered crimes in Florida and they come with serious consequences. Too many… Read More »

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Important Terms in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Accidents happen every day in Florida. Tragically, sometimes these accidents are so serious the accident victim does not survive them. Family members often wonder after these fatal accidents if they can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. To understand whether you have a valid wrongful death claim after losing a loved… Read More »

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