OUR MISSION

To promote public safety by enforcing the criminal laws of the State of Florida; to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; to hold those who violate our laws accountable for their actions; to ensure that victims of crime have a voice in the criminal justice system; and to be good stewards of taxpayer resources.

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BURNETT SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS FOR TRAFFICKING FENTANYL
(Citrus County, FL) Today, in a brief court appearance, 27-year-old Aljuwan Malik Burnett was sentenced on charges brought against him from his 2023 arrest. As a result of his plea, Burnett was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in the Florida Department of Corrections.
LAKE COUNTY MAN FOUND GUILTY OF 2021 SEXUAL BATTERY OF A CHILD
(Lake County, FL) Last week, a Lake County jury found 60-year-old Hezekiah Benjamin Jr. guilty on one count of Sexual Battery of a Victim under 18, and two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 16. While this case is his first conviction in Florida, Benjamin’s prior out-of-state history details other instances of child exploitation.
MARACEK FOUND GUILTY OF BATTERY ON LEO AND LEO K9
(Citrus County, FL) After a thorough judicial process this week, 50-year-old Robert Joe Maracek has been found guilty on all charges related to a lengthy pursuit by law enforcement back in 2021. The verdict follows extensive investigation and prosecution efforts by law enforcement and the Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
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