Tag: civil citations

Scott PowersDecember 10, 2018
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Juvenile arrests fell sharply in Florida for the second consecutive fiscal year, led by counties such as Orange, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough that are aggressively pushing civil citations, diversion programs, and other initiatives to deal with juvenile crime other than arrests. Overall, Florida saw an 8 percent drop in juvenile arrests, and a 10 percent drop […]

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A Senate proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana was temporarily postponed, effectively putting an end to any hopes that legislators would act on the legislation this year. Sen. Jeff Clemens, the Lake Worth Democrat sponsoring the bill (SB 1662), asked that the Senate Criminal Justice Committee temporarily postponed the measure after a […]

Les NeuhausMarch 8, 2017
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6min76
A bill introduced and passed unanimously in the Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Wednesday would take away a tool long since considered useful, but increasingly controversial – the power of discretion. The measure – SB 196 — could drastically limit what those in the policing community could do when responding to calls involving […]

Jim RosicaMarch 5, 2017
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This is the first legislative session that South Florida’s Oscar Braynon II will be the Senate’s Democratic Leader. The 40-year-old, who succeeded term-limited former Leader Arthenia Joyner, was first elected in 2011 after serving in the House and on the Miami Gardens City Council before that. Though he’s in the minority, Braynon has high hopes […]

Guest AuthorDecember 30, 2013

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Stay Alive.  Don’t drink and drive. Drive Hammered.  Get Slammered. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. As we celebrate the New Year, and a possible national championship celebration for FSU, there are no shortage of reminders about responsible drinking and safe driving.  Television commercials and billboards repeatedly sound these clarion calls. DUI is a senseless […]


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