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Monthly Archives: March 2017


MAR. 30 2017
How Serious Are Florida Shoplifting Penalties?
How Serious Are Florida Shoplifting Penalties?
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Most people have been tempted to shoplift at one time or another. Whether you really wanted an article of clothing or an item of food that you couldn’t afford, or you were being “dared” by friends when you were a teenager, retail theft is almost a rite of passage.

 

If you’re at a big chain like Walmart, you may even feel like you can justify the theft: what’s a few dollars missing from a billion-dollar retail giant? How serious could shoplifting a pair of shoes or a few groceries be?

 

When it comes to the economic impact …

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MAR. 23 2017
“I Didn’t Take the Money Yet!” Won’t Stop a Prostitution Arrest
“I Didn’t Take the Money Yet!” Won’t Stop a Prostitution Arrest
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If you want to spend the day bonding with your daughter, you’ve got options. You can take her out shopping. Or go get manicures. Or do any number of things that she is specifically interested in.

 

One thing you absolutely shouldn’t do? Form a mother-daughter prostitution duo.

 

Yes, this is something that actually happened, and earlier this year the two Florida women were busted by cops.

 

Here’s the story: Tanja Gammon, 57, advertised her services on backpage.com using the name “Tamara.” An undercover officer found the advertisement and arranged an encounter with Tanja. The two agreed …

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MAR. 16 2017
Harsher Penalties Ahead for Floridians Who Refuse DUI Tests?
Harsher Penalties Ahead for Floridians Who Refuse DUI Tests?
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There is a thin line that separates a driver who can legally drive after drinking and one who has committed a crime. How thin is that line? The difference between .07 and .09 could be a half a beer for some. However, where consequences are concerned, the difference means thousands of dollars in fines and a criminal record.

 

One of the most surefire ways for the police to get evidence that a driver is too drunk to drive is to have them submit to a breath test or to undergo other chemical tests. You can refuse to take these …

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MAR. 14 2017
20 People are the Victims of Domestic Violence Every Minute
20 People are the Victims of Domestic Violence Every Minute
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It seems like every morning there’s another domestic violence case the news. Sadly, this perception is close to reality, because domestic violence is a serious problem in Florida.

 

Let’s look at the last weekend in February. Over the course of just two days, police in Florida began to investigate the following cases, all of which are in some way related to domestic violence:

 

  • An attempted murder-suicide in Volusia County
  • An officer-involved shooting in Casselberry
  • A man who violated his domestic violence injunction by attacking two women with an ax in Marion County
  • A man who stabbed an

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MAR. 3 2017
4 of the Worst Defense Strategies for Bank Fraud Charges
4 of the Worst Defense Strategies for Bank Fraud Charges
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For a nonviolent crime, bank fraud can do some truly serious damage to those who are affected by it. Perhaps that’s why the consequences for bank fraud – both in Florida and at the federal level – are so severe, and why we tend to want to know why people did it when big cases are publicized.

 

What drove them to do it? Or, if they’re claiming innocence, what’s their defense? Unfortunately, while there are plenty of strong defense strategies that a knowledgeable Florida white collar crimes lawyer may be able to use to help their clients, there is …

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