Charles M. Britt III
Attorney at Law

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Here are a few recent news articles about cases that I have been involved in:

Police Ignore 'Stand Your Ground' Defense, Attorneys Say
October 7th, 2015

After a shooting, law enforcement officers are ignoring an important provision in the state's "stand your ground" statute that requires them to determine if self-defense is applicable before they make an arrest, prominent defense attorneys say...

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Stand Your Ground
Padi to be released to Bradenton vet while judge decides his fate
August 14th, 2015

A judge has ordered a dog facing euthanasia for biting off part of a child's ear to be released, while he reviews the constitutionality of the state law that requires dogs be killed if they cause a severe injury...

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Padi
Bradenton Doctor Pleads Guilty to Improperly Distributing Oxycodone
June 13th, 2014

An Anna Maria doctor pleaded guilty to improperly distributing oxycodone out of a Bradenton "pill mill," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida...

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Oxycodone

Moonshining Charges will not Go to Trial
December 15th, 2013

The case of two county employees accused of moonshining will not go to trial...

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Moonshine

The Benefits of a Gun Trust
May 15th, 2013

Local attorney Charles M. Britt III has stated that a number of gun owners
are obtaining legal trusts to buy things such as silencers, fully automatic machine
guns, and other items that are restricted by the National Firearms Act...

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Man With Gun

Attorneys: Trayvon Martin Killing was not Self-Defense
March 21st, 2012

Local attorneys that have defended accused murderers using the "Stand Your
Ground Law" say that it would be misapplied in the Trayvon Martin case.
Charlie Britt has supported this law and has defended many people with it...

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Trayvon Martin Supporters

Pinellas Narcotics Detectives are Under Fire Again over Allegations of Beating a Man
March 30th, 2012

A man in Clearwater was beaten by Narcotics Detectives after changing his
mind about being a confidential informant for the police. After agreeing to become
an informant and changing his mind police tackled him and began to beat him...

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Man with cuts

North Port Man Videotaped Arrest then Got Arrested
March 10th, 2012

A man was arrested after videotaping police officers
surrounding a truck in North Port. Officers arrested him
on charges including eavesdropping...

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North Port man that was arrested

Accused Killer Bond out of Manatee Jail
January 27th, 2012

A man in Bradenton was charged with the killing of his cousin however
attorneys say that the man was nowhere near the scene of the crime.
In fact, he was a few blocks away with friends...

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Bullets

Bradenton Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Man, 19
January 24th, 2012

A Bradenton man was arrested and accused with the killing of his cousin.
His attorney Charles M. Britt III says that they got the wrong guy and
there are plenty of witnesses who agree...

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Man Arrested for murder

Suspended Palmetto Officer Has Felony Charges Reduced
September 20th, 2011

A Palmetto Police Department officer had his charges reduced from a
felony to a misdemeanor after pointing a taser and assault rifle at
his wife and kids...

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Police car

Drug Ruling Could Unravel Cases Across State
September 15th, 2011

Thousands of drug related cases throughout Florida could be dismissed
because of the ruling of a Manatee judge who thinks that most cases
include someone that didn't know about the illegalities...

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Man in handcuffs

Hotel Security Officer Charged with Battery
May 20th, 2010

A fight broke out on Bradenton Beach between a hotel security guard
and a group of lawyers. Surprisingly, when the police were called the
security guard was the only one arrested...

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Beach with caution tape

Judge Dismisses Fatal Stabbing Charge
February 21st, 2010

A man was arrested after stabbing a man in the chest and killing him
outside a bar in Bradenton. The man was charged with murder but after
Charles M. Britt III defended him with the Stand Your Ground Law,
charges were dropped...

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Police lights

Mary L. Cropsey v. School Board of Manatee County Florida
May 1st, 2009

A teacher at Virgil Mills Elementary School was requested to have a
meeting with the principal after violating FCAT procedures. This meeting
led to a legal battle between the teacher and the school board...

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School board

Urine Test Sets Off a Dispute and Lands a Man in Jail
July 24th, 2008

A man was arrested after taking a urine test and having a low amount
of Creatinine which comes from drinking a lot of water. He was arrested
for trying to cheat the system but diluting his urine sample...

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Police officer

Cell Picture of Undercover Officer Sparks Arrest
March 18th, 2008

A man was arrested after taking a photo of undercover police officers
and their cars. The police planned to search a house but wanted to
keep it secret. The man was then arrested and forced to delete the photograph....

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Taking a picture of police

Bradenton Meth Operation on Thin Ice
January 19th, 2008

Many arrests of people charged with allegations of trafficking meth
and cocaine have been dropped because there is not sufficient evidence.
Charles M. Britt III argues that words and phone calls are not enough...

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Drugs and handcuffs

Inmate Freed; Bradenton Robbery Victim Angry
August 23rd, 2007

A Bradenton man only spent 2 out of the 12 years he was supposed
to in jail. He was sentenced to 3 years probation instead. The victim was
angered greatly however it was a victory for the defendant and his attorney.

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Victor Perez