In this age of internet challenges and viral videos, many individuals participate in activities that can prove dangerous or even illegal. Some people may think that their actions are harmless or that they are only making a joke. However, some of those actions could lead to serious charges and the need for a criminal defense.
It was recently reported that a Florida mother is currently facing a felony charge after an incident she claims was a joke. Apparently, the mother was at a doctor's office with her daughter, who is a minor, when she recorded a video of her daughter licking a tongue depressor and putting it back among the unused tongue depressors. The mother stated that she recorded the video and sent it to a few friends, but someone else posted the video online.
The situation resulted in the 30-year-old woman being taken into custody on a felony charge of tampering with a consumer product. She claims that after the video stopped recording, the used items were either cleaned or thrown away and that she did not make the video to be posted publicly as part of an online challenge. The report noted that she was not eligible for bond.
This Florida woman may feel in disbelief that the situation resulted in a felony charge. Unfortunately, she must still address the allegations that have been brought against her. Creating and presenting a meaningful criminal defense will likely be in her best interests, but it may be beneficial to gain information on all of her available legal options before choosing a path to follow.