Orlando Trial Attorney Michael LaFay In The News...
Judge: Case against man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman heads to trial
For the first time since being acquitted on charges that he murdered Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was back in the same courtroom and in front of the same judge. This time he was the alleged victim and, unlike in the Trayvon case, Zimmerman took the stand.
College Park heroin investigation leads to seizure of 700 doses, $60K in cash
College Park residents started complaining directly to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's office nearly three months ago about junkies tossing dirty needles near Orlando Junior Academy. An East Evans Street bungalow with torn screens and a mattress on the front porch operated like a 24-hour drugstore, selling heroin and marijuana across the street from the 109-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist school, court records show.
Man who shot at George Zimmerman to invoke ‘Stand Your Ground’
In an ironic, yet not surprising turn of events, the man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, Florida, in May will likely use the “Stand Your Ground” defense.
Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says
A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.
Warlocks defendant to invoke 'stand your ground' in biker murder trial
The first Philly Warlocks biker to come to trial in the shooting deaths of members of a rival gang will ask a judge Tuesday to clear him under Florida's "stand your ground" law. David "Tin Man" Maloney, 54, of Longwood, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Jury awards $89k verdict against Orlando Police Department
A federal jury on Thursday awarded a Central Florida woman $89,000 in damages in a civil rights case she filed against the Orlando Police Department stemming from a wrongful arrest several years ago.
Jurors to Decide if Man Intentionally Fired at Sheriff's Helicopter
Did Jason McGuire intentionally shoot at a Sheriff's Office helicopter circling his home earlier this year, or was he a distraught man who decided to fire rounds in a tree and into the air rather than kill himself?
Former Orlando Cop Charged with Murder of Son Release from Jail (with video)
A retired Orlando police officer who prosecutors say shot and killed his son was released from jail Saturday. Timothy Davis Sr. was granted $100,000 bond Friday by Circuit Court Judge Jenifer M. Davis following a hearing at which his wife Tarsha David spoke. "I would like my husband to be released so he can be with his family."
Ex-cop charged with murder gets bond
Timothy Davis Sr., the retired Orlando police officer who prosecutors say shot and killed his 22-year-old son, was expected to be released from jail late Friday. Circuit Judge Jenifer M. Davis granted a $100,000 bond for Davis, but said he can't have firearms in his Apopka home and must be confined to the home with an ankle monitor.
Retired Officer Denied Bond In Son's Death - Attorneys Argue Incident Was Self-Defense, Not Murder
A former police officer accused of killing his own son is now behind bars. Timothy Davis Sr. was released from the hospital Friday afternoon and taken straight to jail. During his initial appearance, his attorneys argued he should not be charged with first-degree murder.
Judge Denies Bail for Ex-cop Accused of Killing Son - Timothy Allen Davis Sr., 47, faces a first-degree murder charge
When Timothy Allen Davis Sr. shot his 22-year-old son in the family's Apopka home last weekend, it was fear for his own safety, his attorney argued, that caused him to pull the trigger. The elder Davis, 47, was denied bond in his first court appearance Friday, but the hearing provided a preview of a possible legal defense for the former police officer.
Ex-shutter Dealer Gets Probation
Even some of the customers who lost thousands to an Orlando shutter dealer agreed at his sentencing Thursday that he wasn't so much a crook as a lousy businessman. Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond sentenced Daniel George Quinn, 48, to 10 years' probation in hopes that he'll make restitution of nearly $400,000 to the more than 60 victims who paid for but never received shutters.
Man Pleads Guilty to Shutter Fraud
An Orlando man must sell his Ford Mustang and pay $30,000 toward restitution after he pleaded guilty in a shutter scam that investigators have said cheated customers out of more than $450,000.
5 Orlando Police Officers Face Suspension Over Porn E-mails
Five Orlando police officers face suspension after they allegedly sent pornographic e-mails to each other while on duty, according to a Local 6 investigation.