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Monthly Archives: February 2016


FEB. 29 2016
Proving and Defending Theft Charges in Florida
Proving and Defending Theft Charges in Florida
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The law is clear: theft is illegal. But while it is the law that can put you behind bars if you are found guilty of theft in our state, specific nuances within the law can be helpful when trying to prove and defend against theft charges.

 

So, what do we mean when we talk about theft in Florida? The term can cover a variety of crimes, including larceny, stealing, shoplifting, misappropriation, conversion, and other similar offenses. But regardless of the actual crime, a person commits theft under Florida law if:

 

He or she knowingly obtains or uses,

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FEB. 23 2016
Legalization May Be on the Horizon, but Marijuana Still a Crime
Legalization May Be on the Horizon, but Marijuana Still a Crime
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As of right now, medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and Washington DC. If Florida decides to legalize it as well come November, the Sunshine State will become the 24th state with medical marijuana.

 

According to United for Care – a campaign run by People United for Medical Marijuana – over 70 percent of Floridians support the legalization of marijuana. That support has helped the campaign in receiving enough signatures on an initiative petition to put a medical marijuana amendment on the next election ballot this November.

 

Although marijuana possession and use is still a crime in …

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FEB. 15 2016
A Comprehensive Guide to Florida’s Drug Possession Laws
A Comprehensive Guide to Florida’s Drug Possession Laws
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Despite the federal government’s warnings and it’s “War on Drugs,” every year thousands of Americans are arrested on drug possession charges. Many of them end up behind bars for the possession of very small amounts of illegal substances, and when aggravating circumstances are present (such as the possession of illegal drugs near or around children), a misdemeanor can rapidly turn into a felony – which means jail time, hefty fines, and a slew of serious repercussions.

 

Unfortunately for Floridians in this situation, our state has the dubious reputation of having some of the harshest drug possession laws in the …

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FEB. 18 2016
Understanding Sexual Battery Laws in Florida
Understanding Sexual Battery Laws in Florida
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If someone accuses you of rape you are obviously facing an extremely serious situation.  In Florida, that accusation is referred to as “sexual battery.”

 

A conviction for this kind of charge can and likely would ruin your life.  So, if you have been accused of “rape,” or “sexual battery” you need to fight back with the strongest defense strategy possible.

 

You also need to understand the law itself.  Below you’ll find information about sexual battery in Florida, and what options are available to you to protect your rights.
 

Overview of Sexual Battery

 

If a sexual battery …

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