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Monthly Archives: May 2016


MAY  18 2016
You Can Be Charged Just for Using Stolen Credit Card Information
You Can Be Charged Just for Using Stolen Credit Card Information
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Credit card fraud is a form of theft. But many people assume this means that you have to be the one who actually steals the card or the information to use it.

 

Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. Even if you did not personally commit the theft, you can be charged for using credit card information that has been stolen. It’s something that the women who turned to Terilyn Riggins for help know all too well.

 

Who is Terilyn Riggins? She’s the woman apparently at the center of a host of fraudulent credit card transactions in …

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MAY  11 2016
Even Cops Aren’t Above the Law Where Prostitution Is Concerned
Even Cops Aren’t Above the Law Where Prostitution Is Concerned
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Police officers are held to high legal, moral, and ethical standards. They are supposed to protect citizens, enforce the law, and be role models in the eyes of the community.

 

Until they break the law themselves.

 

Vintyre Finney, an eight-year veteran of the Boynton Beach police department, was fired after he got tangled up in an undercover prostitution sting. Authorities claim Finney approached a woman he thought was a prostitute and offered her $20 for oral sex.

 

The woman, who wasn’t a prostitute, turned out to be an undercover deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s …

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MAY  5 2016
Excusable Homicides: Understanding Crimes of Passion in Florida
Excusable Homicides: Understanding Crimes of Passion in Florida
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The definition of homicide is “the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.” And, under that definition, we can conclude that homicides are wrong and, in a word, inexcusable.

 

But here’s the thing: That doesn’t actually apply to all homicides. At least not here in Florida. Our state laws address a certain type of homicide that is known as an “excusable homicide.” That might sound surprising and appear to be an oxymoron, but it’s true.

 

According to Florida Statute 782.03:

 

Homicide is excusable when committed by accident and misfortune in doing any

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