Car Accidents Involving Death

Criminal penalties for car accident resulting in death

Those of us who have been fortunate enough to have been born and raised in the United States of America are often criticized as being over indulgent while doing very little if anything in return.

When it comes to state laws, the overall do-nothing feel still lingers. Specifically, Americans are not accustomed to laws that criminalize inaction, meaning that the failure to act or to carry out a duty imposed by law will result in the taking of your liberty  via incarceration.

We simply aren’t required to do anything in 99% of all cases.

Auto Accidents Resulting in Death

When it comes to traffic accidents, however, Florida criminal law imposes an affirmative obligation on all drivers who are involved in a traffic accident which results in death that far exceeds a mere exchanging of information.

Criminal defense attorney William Moore lectures on the irrelevance of fault with respect to this state made law which appears to have little in the way of roots to our common-law. attorney Moore also warns that in the unlikely situation whereby you are involved in an automobile accident resulting in a fatality remember the following things:

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Stop your car immediately and turn off the ignition.

Be prepared to share all contact information including driver license. registration, address name and telephone number.

Finally,  provide immediate assistance and or aid to injured persons. Alternatively, provide transportation to individuals involved  upon request or if it appears that any of said individuals are in need.

Failure to abide by the aforementioned affirmative obligations will result in criminal prosecution should set acts occur within the state of Florida.

Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested

William Moore states that the facts that the warrant relied upon were insufficient and will certainly be challenged.

The South Florida rapper Trick Daddy has chosen to maintain a low profile since we last reported on his arrest occurring in Broward County.  The arrest was carried out by the Broward County Drug Task Force which is a specialized unit.

See article in Time Magazine

According to Criminal Defense Lawyer William Moore, Broward Sheriff’s deputies had obtained a warrant based upon less than sufficient evidence. Specifically, questionable indicators or cues from a service dog. The warrant from which all of the states evidence regarding the firearm and cocaine possession will most definitely be challenged by way of an appropriate motion to suppress in the up-and-coming weeks.

Moore had stated on Crime-Talk that all evidence would be deemed in admissible once it is established that the obtaining of any warrant was not founded upon necessary facts and allegations that meet the threshold which would otherwise want an intrusion on Trick Daddy’s rights.

Since the arrest, which occurred in early April of this year, the rapper has maintained a low profile refusing to divulge any information about the allegations whatsoever. The rapper’s record company Slip N Slide Records has also declined to take advantage of any publicity that the Drug/Firearm arrest may have otherwise bestowed upon them.

The potential for severe and strict punishment is significant considering not only the charges filed by the Broward County State Attorney’s Office but also due to the county itself.  Broward County  is considered one of the toughest jurisdictions in Florida from a prosecutorial standpoint. Both elected officials and law enforcement credit the no-nonsense approach to criminal justice as being the reason for record low crime statistics. See Sun Sentinel Article on Broward’s Record Low Crime Statistics. The crime rate in Broward County started to drastically decline sometime in 2011.

Apparently, the crime rate is lower now than it has been in 43 years.  Somehow, I don’t think that fact means much  to Trick, however.

Trick Daddy is best known for his 2001 single ‘I’m a thug’ –  throughout his career Trick has released eight records and has worked with artists by the likes of Pit Bull, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, C Lo Green and Ludacris.

Keep in touch for more details about Trick Daddy’s Criminal Case in Broward County, Florida.

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The Broward County Crime Lab: 20 Years in Review (Part 1)

Recently, the Broward County Crime Lab came under fire following allegations of missing drugs. See latest article in the Sun Sentinel

According to William Moore, a criminal drug possession attorney practicing in Broward,  an investigation lasting several months resulted in the resignation of the less technical analyst and manager. James Ongley and Randy Hilliard  told reporters that they were forced to retire following the internal investigation rather than be fired.

Contact Attorney William Moore for information about just how common it is for crime labs throughout Florida to suspect theft of controlled substances by a trusted analyst.

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According to Broward Drug Possession Defense Attorney William Moore, internal affairs officers were assigned to investigate operation of the lab following missing drugs that were previously analyzed and being stored

Elected officials expressed a complete loss of faith in the management of the Broward County crime lab and gave Ongley and Hilliard  the option to preserve their benefits by resigning despite protests by each of the former employees.

According to attorney Moore,  internal affair officers were assigned to investigate the method of operation of the lab following missing drugs that were previously analyzed and being stored at the crime lab as evidence in pending criminal drug cases being prosecuted by the Broward County state attorney’s office.

The BSO Crime Lab is Involved in Testing and Storing of Evidence in Every Broward Drug Case 

William Moore has been defending drug related offenses in Broward County for almost 20 years. In that time, he has visited the lab on hundreds of occasions in order to review illicit substances that were intended to be used as evidence against accused clients of whom attorney Moore was representing.

Handling of controlled substances by police officers, prosecutors and lab technicians

My experience with visiting the Broward County crime lab has been reminiscent  of gaining entry into a jail or prison facility. From my point of view, the handling and storing of controlled substances seemed quite secure. Keep in mind however, that as an attorney reviewing evidence in anticipation of defending drug charges for the benefit of my client, I have been privy to very little as it pertains to what goes on behind the locked vault like doors that secure the lab and illegal substances that they house.



Extortion scam targets Broward Residents

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According to William R. Moore the Fraud scheme targeting Broward County residents used dating website to lure victims into sending nude photos.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has uncovered a local crime ring targeting users of online dating sites.

Victims were told that the were being investigated for involvement in commission of a sex crime involving a minor.

The scammers persuade prospective daters to send sexually explicit photos. Once received, they identify themselves as law enforcement officers and say the photo was sent to a minor and to avoid arrest you better pay up, said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office. see news article

According to William Moore, a criminal defense attorney in Broward County (where the fraud has played out) claims that the suspects are impersonating officers which involved the use of specific and accurate information such as officer names, badge numbers and phone numbers.

Broward police officers like Officer Don Peterson expressed anger upon learning that they were being impersonated.

“It’s an extortion, it’s a shakedown,” Peterson said. “It’s not just one person doing this. It’s multiple people.”

Why Impersonate Law Enforcement Officers?

White Collar Crimes require the element of trust and legitimacy according to William Moore, a Fraud Lawyer in Broward.

Complex or organized fraud scams that are implemented in such a way as to quickly instil legitimacy coupled with placing of the intended victim in fear are quite effective. Most white collar crimes that I have seen in Broward over the years involved sufficient grooming on the part of the perpetrators. The earning of trust often takes time. Where officers are impersonated, there is an overall environment of authenticity that is established. Fear of prosecution acts as a kicker that can force immediate response by unsuspecting victims. – William Moore, White Collar Fraud Lawyer in Broward

“Because of the type of conversations they’re having, and because they’ve sent explicit photos, a lot of times [the victims] do feel guilty,” Peterson said. “They feel that they’re going to be exposed, and they don’t want to be exposed, and they play along.”

Moore claims that fraud schemes such as these require the assailants to limit the amount of time and number of victims in a particular area due to the fact that accurate contact information is being used specific to the stolen identification of officers.

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Internet Site Scams Make Identity Theft and Bribery Much Easier According to Fraud Lawyer William Moore in Broward County

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William R.  Moore is a lawyer with William R. Moore Criminal Defense Attorneys: 1 Financial Plaza #2500 Fort Lauderdale FL 33394 (954) 523-5333