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Mother arrested for manslaughter of 13-year-old daughter

In a sad story based out of Jacksonville, Florida, a mother is charged with aggravated manslaughter after her 13-year-old daughter was found malnourished and covered in lice. The mother’s mentally disabled teenage daughter was found dead in June 30 after a rescue crew was called to help the child Ramona Bones. The crew found her unresponsive and while in transport to the hospital, Ramona’s heart stopped. Six days later, she passed away.

According to the police report, the cause of death included hemorrhaging of her heart due to pancreatitis and pneumonia. Contributing factors included mental retardation, malnutrition and diaper rash. She also suffered from anemia and insect bites.

Ramona’s mother Rivera was arrested shortly after the rescue of her daughter. Since her arrest, her charge has been upgraded based upon the coroner’s report. The original charge of neglect now includes aggravated manslaughter.

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Can an officer read my text messages?

As technological advances start to become an everyday facet of our lives, the legal system must expand to extend the law and citizen rights to cater to these new changes. As part of this continual growth, the law has extended to cell phone searches and leaves citizens wondering, “Do I have any rights when it comes to my personal property?”

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Types of Evidence

In a criminal case there are many different types of evidence the prosecution will attempt to use to prove a criminal defendant’s guilty beyond any and all reasonable doubt. Some of the most frequently used classifications of evidence are; testimonial, physical, scientific, and legal.

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Jacksonville man indicted on celebrity phone hacking scandal

Christopher Chaney, 35, Jacksonville, Florida resident was indicted this morning by the FBI for allegedly hacking into the email of more than 50 victims, including A-list celebrities.

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Why do I need a DUI Lawyer?

A DUI is one of the most complex cases to defend; it can often be more difficult than defend than a murder case. A DUI Lawyer has a unique set of skills and knowledge which differentiate him or her from an ordinary lawyer.

A DUI consists of two distinct and wholly independent cases. One case is a criminal case and the other is an administrative law case, which takes place at the Department of Motor Vehicles. To successfully defend against a DUI charge you must hire a DUI Lawyer who can protect your rights at both forums.

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What is a criminal defense attorney?

A criminal defense lawyer specializes in the defense of citizens and companies charged with criminal misconduct. Criminal defense attorneys are permanently employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts and are often called public defenders.

In the United States, criminal defense lawyers specialize in cases that surround an arrest, a criminal investigation, and criminal charges of the present or the past. It’s important to note that just because a citizen is arrested does not necessarily mean that he/she committed a crime. An arrest simply means there is reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed. When a citizen hires a criminal defense lawyers it is to investigate and defend the client when evidence is presented to the court or prosecutor that intends to file charges.

When you’re faced with one of the criminal charges below, it is time to contact an experience criminal defense attorney:

  • Internet fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Mail fraud
  • Interstate crimes
  • Drug smuggling
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Drug possession
  • Drunk driving
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Hit and run
  • Carjacking
  • Child molestation
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Battery
  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse

If you would like to learn more about criminal defense attorneys, we invite you to browse our website to find useful information about the legal system, your legal rights, and how to protect yourself from a potentially damaging criminal defense. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, then don’t wait any longer to speak to an experienced, reputable criminal defense attorney like Casey Bryant.


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