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Repeated Traffic Offenses Are Recorded on Your Driver’s License

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Driving laws are some of the most commonly broken rules and regulations within our society. They often incur significant penalties, such as loss of a driver’s license, large fines, and even jail or prison time. However, just because you were given a ticket or charged with a criminal violation does not mean that those… Read More »

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Post-Disaster Fraud

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After Hurricane Katrina, the United States Justice Department created the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) because insurance fraud often increases after catastrophes. Now, after Hurricane Irma, the NCDF announced they are working in collaboration with U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida… Read More »

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Community Watch Mistakes

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People that participate in community watch groups need to protect themselves from legal ramifications by knowing the law and understanding where the line is crossed when it comes to serving their community. If you were charged with a crime while serving your community as a neighborhood patrol volunteer, you need an experienced criminal defense… Read More »

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Racial Profiling

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Unfortunately, the criminal justice system has been set up to unfairly punish minorities. This tragedy is seen in the number of African Americans in prison and jail, compared to the number of white people who commit crimes at the same rate as African Americans and make up the largest racial percentage of citizens. Racism… Read More »

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Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property

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Two men in Jacksonville, Florida were arrested recently on charges of grand theft, according to newser.com. They were not caught stealing cash, jewelry, or any other cliche’ valuables; they were pulled over because they had a large steel utility pole, roughly five car-lengths long, tied to the top of their Kia. The pole had… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

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A Florida nursing home is under criminal investigation for the deaths of eight of its residents in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, according to Business Insider. The air conditioning within the nursing home was not operational after the hurricane hit, which lead to dangerously hot conditions inside the home. While staff had allegedly said… Read More »

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Justifiable Use of Force

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If you were charged with a violent crime, chances are that there was another party involved that was using violence. Were they the instigator of this event or were they about to or in the process of committing a crime against you or another? Using force, even deadly force, is entirely legal if used… Read More »

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Manslaughter Charges for Fentanyl Distribution

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As the opioid epidemic continues to worsen, lawmakers have agreed to increase the penalties for distributing the potentially lethal painkiller that has been pushed by the pharmaceutical industry as of late. If you have been charged with fentanyl possession or distribution, or you have been charged with manslaughter due to your alleged involvement in… Read More »

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Types of Petit Theft

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Theft is a serious offense, even it is petit theft. If you have been charged with theft of another party’s property, you need to act quickly to protect yourself from overly harsh punishment. Whether you are innocent or not, you need experienced legal counsel to defend your rights and your freedom. Two Classifications of… Read More »

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Defense of Mentally Ill

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Mentally ill people are tragically overrepresented in jail and prison populations. Seemingly limitless funding for incarceration cuts most other options for treating those with mental illnesses. However, you or your loved one may be able to avoid jail or prison time by applying to be a part of Florida’s mental health diversion program, which… Read More »

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