What is the Crime of Loitering and Prowling in Florida?
Loitering and Prowling is basically when someone hangs around somewhere in a weird place, or at a weird time, or for an unusually long amount of time.
In Florida, legally speaking, Loitering and Prowling occurs when a person maintains a suspicious presence in an unusual time, place, or manner, and under circumstances that indicate an impending threat to the safety of persons or property. To learn more about what might warrant a loitering and prowling charge in South Florida, do not hesitate to contact Rossen Law Firm.
CONSEQUENCES OF LOITERING AND PROWLING CRIMES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
LOITERING AND PROWLING CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN FORT LAUDERDALE
Give our office a call if you’re facing a Loitering and Prowling charge in South Florida. Rossen Law Firm has years of experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to Disorderly Conduct charges of all types, including Loitering or Prowling charges.
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Loitering and Prowling Defenses
- Police Not Present: Both elements of a loitering and prowling charge must be committed in the presence of a police officer before the officer may take action to detain or arrest a suspect. An anonymous report of suspicious behavior is insufficient for a conviction so this could be used as a defense.
- After-the-Fact Justifications: Prosecution cannot rely on the defendant’s later reaction to a police officer when the officer’s attempted stop, detention, or arrest of the defendant lacked reasonable suspicion or probable cause in the first place. Police also cannot use evidence found only after improperly detaining a defendant as retroactive grounds to sustain a conviction.
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HOW WE WIN DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASES IN FLORIDA
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