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State Attorney Shares Priorities: Violent Crimes and Those Hurting Children and Elderly


Last updated 10/16/2019 at 6:02pm

John Chambliss

State Attorney Brian Haas speaks at Lake Wales Chamber Power Breakfast

State Attorney Brian Haas has a big job, dealing with more than 43,000 criminal cases annually in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. He told Lake Wales business leaders Friday that in any given year his office in Polk County alone may deal with 10,000 felony cases and 50 active first degree murder cases.

Haas was guest speaker Oct. 11 at a Power Breakfast sponsored by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. He said he enjoyed his eight years in Lake Wales as an attorney for the former Bradley Johnson Law firm prior to re-joining the state attorney's offic...

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