Looking Back: S. Fla. Man Charged with 142 Felonies After Police See His Instagram Page

Our Delray Beach and West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert have written extensively on the risk you take when uploading incriminating photos to social media.

If Dupree Johnson hadn’t previously read about the risk on our blog, he sure learned the lesson a little over a year ago when he was charged with an astonishing 142 felonies after a Palm Beach County police officer discovered incriminating “selfie” photos on Johnson’s Instagram page.

In this post, we’ll discuss what law enforcement officers found and what implications that had for Johnson and has for everyone else on social media. Johnson’s case was one of many and while his might’ve been among the most outrageous, people need to take what happened to him as a warning that law enforcement has eyes all over — especially on social media.
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Therapy Instead of Criminal Charges for Teens Who Uploaded Nude Pics of Minors

Our Pembroke Pines and Hollywood juvenile defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that the prosecution’s decision to drop criminal charges against the Pembroke Pines teens who uploaded nude pictures of other minors is an important one.

Last month, we wrote about this case in its infancy; as you may recall, three juveniles were arrested for uploading naked photos of fellow juveniles to an account on the social networking app Instagram. In other words, they were arrested on suspicion of sharing child pornography on the internet.

This week, as we noted above, prosecutors handling the case decided that the three teens would be better suited in therapy and community service than they’d be facing criminal charges. Specifically, the teenagers will be partaking in a juvenile diversion program.
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Palm Beach Couple Jailed for Sex Near Playground

You may recall Charlie Day’s character in Horrible Bosses, a man who was required to register as a sex offender for urinating (and thus indecently exposing his genitals) in a playground in the middle of the night despite the fact that no children were present.

This week, a Greenacres couple is feeling a similar wrath of the law; despite the fact that their sexual activity didn’t actually involve any children, they’ve been arrested for and charged with lewd or lascivious behavior for having sex near a playground, in a manner visible to a number of children.

Our West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens sex crimes defense lawyers know that you need to be careful about where and when you choose to engage in sexual activity, because making the wrong call about when to engage in such conduct can turn a personal, intimate event into a public, illegal, and reputation-damaging incident.
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Boca Woman Jailed for Throwing Dog Poop at Neighbor

Our Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers know that disputes between neighbors are expected. What is out of the ordinary, however, is when one neighbor hurls dog poop at another neighbor in the midst of one such dispute.

This past week, a Boca Raton woman was arrested for throwing dog feces at her neighbor during an argument over the dog’s preferred location for defecation.

Apparently, the woman had enough of her neighbor’s dog relieving himself on her lawn. However, the manner in which she acted on her outraged landed her in jail and charged with assault on an elderly person.
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‘Criminal Minds’ Actor Arrested in Florida for Second Time This Year

Nicholas Brendon, the actor known for his roles on Criminal Minds and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was arrested on Friday in Tallahassee for apparently trashing his hotel room.

Our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers know that this isn’t Brendon’s first recent run-in with law enforcement in the Sunshine State; just last month he was arrested in Fort Lauderdale for similar reasons.

The actor faces charges of criminal mischief and property damage for allegedly causing as much as $1,000 of damage in the hotel he was staying at during a comic book convention.
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