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  • What if My Dog Bites a Trespasser?

    Top Dog Breeds Who Bite the Most An estimated 1.5-2% of the U.S. population are bitten by dogs every year, which is between 4.5 and 4.7 million people. The majority of the victims are children, and half of these bites occur at home with familiar dogs. Sometimes, though, dog bites happen to people who are not so familiar with the dog or with their owner – trespassers. The law defines trespassing as ...
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  • Does Tourism Increase Crime?

    Avoid Bringing a Criminal Charge Home from Your Vacation Tourism is rapidly rising in popularity. In 2018, there was a record 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO). Global tourism is skyrocketing, and bringing with it a plethora of opportunities for travelers. The benefits that tourism bring to the economy include boosting revenue, creating ...
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  • Can You Beat a RICO Charge?

    Meaning of RICO Charge The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) was passed by Congress with the purpose of seeking to eradicate organized crime in the U.S. Before RICO, prosecutors could only try mob-related crimes on an individual basis. The government’s concern was that they were only able to prosecute individuals instead of shutting down an entire criminal organization. ...
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  • What Is Considered Aggravated Assault in Florida?

    Certain circumstances will elevate a charge of simple assault to aggravated assault in Florida. In this blog, we will talk about what constitutes an aggravated assault in the state, such as the involvement of firearms or special victims, as well as how aggravated assault may be penalized. Elements of an Aggravated Assault Charge In Florida, an assault involves intentional threats, words, or ...
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  • Is it Illegal to Give Someone Adderall?

    Can You Get in Trouble for Taking Adderall? Adderall is an addictive prescription stimulant that produces similar effects to meth. When abused, Adderall can cause a person to depend on the drug to make them feel more alert and productive. Studies reveal that 18 to 25-year-olds tend to misuse Adderall at the highest rates. These individuals often get the medication from friends or family members ...
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  • Florida's 5 Drug Classifications

    Florida does not handle drug possession lightly. An individual found to possess a prohibited controlled substance in Florida will be subject to penalties depending on the amount and type of drug in possession. Keep reading today’s blog to learn about how Florida classifies particular drugs and the potential associated penalties. Elements of a Drug Possession Charge Possession of most controlled ...
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  • Have you been convicted of a felony in Florida and want to get your gun and voting rights back?

    Have you been convicted of a felony in Florida and want to get your gun and voting rights back? Do you qualify for a pardon and/or to restore civil rights from the Governor? Getting your constitutional rights back after being convicted of a felony is crucial. This is often called clemency, a pardon and/or restoration of civil rights. Certain felonies in Florida qualify for a full pardon which ...
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  • Types of Expungement in Florida

    Every state has its own specifications for individuals seeking to clear their criminal record. In Florida, both record sealing and expungement are available, depending on the circumstances. In this blog, we will discuss the eligibility requirements for record sealing and expungement in Florida, as well as the eight different types of expungement that Florida offers. Who Qualifies for Expungement ...
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  • FL Among the Deadliest States on Labor Day

    Exercising Caution Throughout the Labor Day Holiday Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, paying tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the US. However, while Labor Day celebrates US workers’ role in our society and economy, it comes with a lethal ...
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  • Getting Out of Jail During COVID-19

    Fighting for Bond During the Coronavirus Pandemic Many Florida inmates are in jail without bond on a warrant from another county during a global pandemic. This seems like a recipe for disaster, but it doesn’t have to be. Without bond, inmates could suffer exposure to COVID-19 in a place where it’s almost impossible to practice safety protocols; it’s difficult to social distance, enforce masks, ...
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  • What Is Statutory Rape in Florida?

    Florida’s Statutory Rape Laws Charges for unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, otherwise known as statutory rape, occur more often than you might think. While this offense may include acts such as an elderly man engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old, it’s quite common for someone in their mid-20’s to learn that the person they’re dating is under 18. People lie about their age all ...
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  • National Nude Day & Public Lewdness Charges

    Naked & Afraid of Arrest? Learn How to Best Prevent It. Yes, it’s true. National Nude Day on July 14 th is a real holiday celebrating naturism (nudism) and the beauty of the human form. In fact, the International Naturist Federation has operated for 65+ years and represents the interests of 450,000+ naturists worldwide. Although it’s not a commonly accepted practice in the United States, many ...
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  • Social Media Day & Your Criminal Case

    How Social Media Can Hurt Your Case While millions around the globe celebrate Social Media Day on June 30 th to recognize social media’s impact on global communication, it’s important to recognize that there are two sides of the same coin. Essentially, this means that there are pros and cons to increased global communication. As you may already know, news spreads quickly. Very quickly. Why? ...
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  • Sleeping in Your Car Could Lead to a DUI Arrest

    You Snooze, You Lose Let’s say you went out with some friends one night and ended up having a few drinks. You figured you would spend a few hours at the bar to let the alcohol “wear off,” and ordered some food to soak it up. However, at the end of the night, you realize you are not in a position to safely and legally drive home (and let’s pretend you can’t use a ridesharing or Taxi service for ...
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  • Is Price Gouging Illegal in Florida?

    In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Florida Attorney General’s (AG) office has received thousands of reports from consumers about price gouging across the state. Price gouging refers to charging extraordinarily high prices for essential goods and services during a state of emergency. In Florida, it is illegal. The AG has taken strong action against this practice by issuing ...
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