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Picture of Cop App User. Learn How This Will Affect Florida Criminal Law.
Miami-Dade recently released a mobile application that is supposed to help people in the area report crime anonymously. The app is called "Community on Patrol", or COP for short. The system allows ...

Posted on Oct 04, 2016 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Is Charlie Sheen an American actor in crisis? On Tuesday morning, Nov. 17, the world will soon find out if the rumors are true or not: whether actor Charlie Sheen is HIV positive. NBC News annou...

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Major cruise have come under scrutiny for failing to report crimes committed at sea upon their vessels. Legislative pressure has caused three large cruise lines to publish data regarding serious cr...

Posted on Aug 07, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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The conditions in some of the local jails have been called deplorable. The federal government has been monitoring the situation at the jails because of the sub-standard living conditions, and in pa...

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Budget cuts across the State of Florida have limited local police department's ability to properly train its officers. Money for training partially comes from a law enforcement training trust fund....

Posted on Jul 05, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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The laws regarding the reporting of crimes in large part do not apply to cruise lines. The delayed reporting of crimes by the cruise industry has come under scrutiny by lawmakers and watchdogs alik...

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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As is the case every year, thousands of vacationers and party goers attend Urban Beach Week. Of the thousands that attend, several hundred will spend one or two days of their vacation behind bars i...

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Despite the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States denying the retro-activity in Padilla type cases, the high court ruled in favor of immigrants with minor marijuana offenses on th...

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Every year, the Ultra Music Festival comes to town. The festival has become so popular that it now extends over two weekends. Tourists and locals alike flock to the festival. Despite the festivitie...

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Anyone charged with a felony is entitled to be represented by a defense lawyer. Public Defender's Offices were created for that reason. However, when conflicts of interest arise in cases where mult...

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Memorial Day weekend on the beach again resulted in violence and arrests. With the evolution of cell phones has come the ability of civilians to video police actions. Several incidents of police of...

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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The credibility of photo lineups in Florida criminal proceedings has come under recent attack both from the legislature and the Innocence Project of Florida, a non-profit organization, that works t...

Posted on Jun 02, 2011 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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South Florida has always been a hotspot for both tourists and vacationers. Often times visitors get more from the vacation they envisioned. For example, drinking and partying on South Beach in Miam...

Posted on Apr 05, 2011 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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Court officials and judges alike are concerned about the budget proposals that will be discussed when the legislation meets this month. The reduced funding and budget cuts have already severely aff...

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 by Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

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