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Monthly Archives: December 2016


DEC. 28 2016
Over 100 Arrested in Florida Prostitution Sting
Over 100 Arrested in Florida Prostitution Sting
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Last week, we wrote a blog post about Florida’s intention to crack down on sex trafficking. Sex traffickers bring individuals over state or national borders using coercion, fraud, or force, and make the victims engage in sex work against their will.

 

Florida – particularly Miami and the Pensacola areas – are known as hot spots for sex trafficking and prostitution. So it didn’t take long for law enforcement to make a huge prostitution bust. How big? “Operation Not So Silent Night” resulted in the arrest of over 100 individuals.

 

Husbands, Fathers, Former Officers Arrested in Operation …

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DEC. 27 2016
10 Ways You Can Violate Your Probation in Florida
10 Ways You Can Violate Your Probation in Florida
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“Probation” is often a word that triggers a sigh of relief. Even though you have been convicted of a crime, you will not have to go to jail, and can continue living your life.

 

The reality, however, isn’t quite so simple or sunny. The judge of your case and your probation officer will have strict rules that you will be required to follow during your probation sentence. Violate any of these rules or terms of your probation, and you may face more serious consequences than your first time in court.

 

How can someone violate probation in Florida? Let’s …

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DEC. 16 2016
Florida Aims to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking
Florida Aims to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking
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Thousands of people fall victim to human trafficking schemes to bring them into the U.S. each year – mostly women and children.

 

Some are tricked by people they trust and believe that they are being brought to America for a better life. Others are flat-out kidnapped. However their stories begin, they end up the same – forced into sex work, prostitution, and other forms of criminal activity. Essentially, they are brought here to become slaves.

 

Florida is far from immune to this problem. In fact, federal data ranks Miami as one of the top three cities in the

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DEC. 7 2016
What Florida Parents Need to Do If Their Child Has Been Charged
What Florida Parents Need to Do If Their Child Has Been Charged
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No parent wants to get the call that your child has been arrested or charged with a crime. Sometimes, however, kids make mistakes.

 

As a parent, you have the responsibility to set your child on the right path. Your child will look to you for what is next. There are lots of resources out there to help you, but sometimes trying to go through it all can be just as nerve-wracking as that initial call.

 

What many parents need is a list of easy-to-follow steps that they can use to guide them through the juvenile crime process and …

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DEC. 1 2016
Enjoy the Holidays – Without Getting Caught at a DUI Checkpoint
Enjoy the Holidays – Without Getting Caught at a DUI Checkpoint
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It seems kind of cruel for police to set up DUI checkpoints during the holidays. They clog up already busy streets, making it difficult to get where you’re going in time. They put lots of innocent people through an unnecessary and invasive check. Sometimes, those same innocent people may even find themselves charged due to procedural or mechanical errors.

 

The reality of DUI checkpoints, however, is that they reduce the amount of drunk driving accidents on the road and save citizens’ lives. As for begin needed during the holidays – with lots of people traveling and even more going …

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