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Tory-Lanez-300x169Daystar Peterson, a hip-hop artist who uses the stage name Tory Lanez, was arrested on April 12 for allegedly driving a vehicle with an expired dealer tag, possession of less that 20 grams of marijuana in his glove box, and possession of a loaded firearm without a concealed weapons permit.

Peterson, 24, faces charges for operating a vehicle without a valid license or insurance, failing to register a vehicle, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed gun. He was taken to Broward County Jail and was released the following day on a $1,000 bond.

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Chief-Keef-288x300Keith Cozart, whose rap name is Chief Keef, was arrested on April 8 after he was allegedly caught drinking “sizzurp,” a mixture of prescription cough syrup containing codeine and soda, while driving a vehicle.

Cozart, 21, faces a DUI charge after he failed to pass a field sobriety test. It is unclear if he has entered a plea or acquired the services of an attorney.

According to the arrest report, Cozart was reportedly driving a two-door McLaren in Miami Beach with a passenger identified as Cortez McElrath. Police officers reportedly saw McElrath jump out of Cozart’s vehicle when he stopped at a red light to give the front-seat passenger of a Nissan Altima that was behind the McLaren a bag the officers said contained a “green leafy substance.”

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Montana-Fishburne-240x300Montana Fishburne, the estranged daughter of Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne, was arrested on March 11 for allegedly crashing her vehicle into a Range Rover on I-95 while under the influence of alcohol. She is being charged with a DUI, DUI with property damage, and DUI with a blood alcohol reading of .15 or higher. She was released some hours later from Broward County Sheriff’s Office jail on a $2,500 bond. It is unclear if she has entered a plea or hired an attorney.

According to the arrest report, Fishburne, 25, was allegedly driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla along I-25 near her home in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday morning when the crash occurred. Fishburne reportedly struck a Range Rover that had slowed down to avoid debris on the highway. Her vehicle sustained serious damage, but she, her passenger, and the driver of the vehicle she crashed into were unhurt.

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British-Mitchell-169x300Rap artist British Mitchell, better known by his stage name Brisco, was arrested on December 7 for his alleged involvement in a South Florida fraud ring that sold counterfeit money and committed identity theft. Mitchell, 34, has performed and recorded singles with prominent rappers like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Lil Wayne. He is signed to the latter’s record label, Cash Money Records.

Investigators say Mitchell is purportedly linked to at least $200,000 worth of illegal activity. He faces eight federal charges that include identity theft, selling counterfeit money, and fraud. He was ordered held without bond by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow because he has allegedly attempted to flee from authorities on more than one occasion in the past.

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Herbert Smith Arrest MugshotOn November 14, 2016, Herbert Smith was supposed to start a new job in construction after passing a drug test. Instead, a police SWAT team went to his home and took him into custody for a burglary that allegedly took place at the end of September.

Smith became famous last year when a Broward judge sentenced him to 60 years in prison for violating his probation by driving with a suspended license. That sentence was ultimately mitigated to probation and the judge was later voted out of office.

As Smith’s criminal defense attorney, I am proud to announce that he will be home for Thanksgiving!

Due to a lack of evidence, all charges have been dropped by prosecutors and the violation of probation has been dismissed by a judge.

Hopefully Smith will use this experience to positively reinforce the need to live a good life, stay out of trouble, and focus on the things that matter most – work, family, health, and happiness. Prosecutors should also be commended for performing an honest evaluation of the evidence and for doing the right thing under the law.

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