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Monthly Archives: June 2016


JUNE  29 2016
What Prevents You From Buying a Gun in Florida?
What Prevents You From Buying a Gun in Florida?
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Orlando, the United States, and the world at large were severely shaken after 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier this month. The largest mass shooting in The United States’ history sparked discussions about LGBT rights, the threat of ISIS, and gun control legislation.

 

The gunman used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun during his three-hour killing spree at Pulse. The rifle had a magazine capacity of 30 rounds. The AR-15 one of the most popular guns on the market. Many people want this AR-15, and many people can get it legally, just …

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JUNE  21 2016
Attorney David W. Olson Selected As A member of the 2016 Nation’s Top One Percent by the NADC
Attorney David W. Olson Selected As A member of the 2016 Nation’s Top One Percent by the NADC
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David Olson, of David W. Olson, P.A., has been selected to the 2016 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

 

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting …

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JUNE  23 2016
Why You Might End Up at a Sobriety Checkpoint this Fourth of July
Why You Might End Up at a Sobriety Checkpoint this Fourth of July
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Do you have your Fourth of July plans figured out yet?

 

Most of our Independence Day celebrations will look like this: we head out to a local park or beach for a nice barbeque and catch some exciting fireworks with family and friends.  We’ll probably eat hamburgers, watermelon, and maybe some ice cream, and possibly kick back with a beer as we enjoy the day.

 

But if you head out on the road after drinking – even if it is only a beer or two – you’ll be taking a big risk. Not only is the Fourth of …

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JUNE  17 2016
What Is a Capital Crime?
What Is a Capital Crime?
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Late this past May, the Justice Department decided to inflict capital punishment on Dylann Roof, and sentence him to death for the crimes he committed in July 2015.

 

Who is Dylann Roof?

 

He’s the man who made national headlines after he was accused of killing nine people in a historically black Charleston church last summer. Roof showed little remorse for the shootings, which are strongly believed to be racially motivated. Both of these factors played a big role in the Department’s decision to inflict capital punishment.

 

Using the death penalty was fiercely debated among the members of …

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JUNE  7 2016
What Happens If I Am Caught with a Weapon in Florida?
What Happens If I Am Caught with a Weapon in Florida?
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The Second Amendment states that we have the right to bear arms, but is that true under state law? Different states have different policies regarding where you can carry a weapon, what kind of weapons are allowed, and the consequences for carrying a weapon illegally.

 

The best way to avoid or fight a weapons charge is to know both your federal and state rights. To that end, today we’re going to look at Florida’s laws regarding weapons and weapon charges.

 

What Is Considered a Concealed Weapon, and Where Can I Carry It?

 

Legislation about concealed weapons in …

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JUNE  7 2016
Federal Reforms Mean Nothing for State White Collar Crime Charges
Federal Reforms Mean Nothing for State White Collar Crime Charges
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During and immediately following the 2008 financial crisis, there was an appetite to see those responsible punished for the white collar crimes that led to the whole debacle. But some punishments were so insanely harsh that in more recent years there’s been a push to reform federal sentencing.

 

Recently, a federal panel decided to move forward with making reforms to the way federal judges penalize white collar crimes. The reforms would look closer at the intentions behind each person involved in a white collar crime, as well as giving harsher sentences to criminals who severely affected numerous victims and …

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