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APR. 26 2017
The Future of Marijuana in Florida is Unclear
The Future of Marijuana in Florida is Unclear
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In November 2016, Florida overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana throughout the state. However, that same month the country elected a self-proclaimed “law and order” president who appointed an Attorney General that vows to uphold the federal ban on marijuana even though states have legalized it for medical or recreational use.

 

Because of this, the future of marijuana in our state is unclear, and lawmakers are taking a long time to establish how medical marijuana will be regulated and distributed. While some parts of Florida legalized low-grade cannabis in 2014 for specific medical conditions, it is very limiting in …

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APR. 21 2017
Indecent Exposure Can Put You on Florida’s Sex Offender Registry
Indecent Exposure Can Put You on Florida’s Sex Offender Registry

When most people think about someone on the sex offender registry, they imagine individuals guilty of truly horrific crimes that hurt others. Rape. Incest. Distributing child pornography.

 

You wouldn’t necessarily imagine a person who had behaved in a sexually unacceptable way, but one that caused no physical harm to anyone else. You wouldn’t, for example, immediately think of someone who committed something like indecent exposure. However, if certain aggravating factors are present, that is exactly what can happen.

 

What Is “Indecent Exposure,” and How Can It Land You on the Sex Offender Registry?


Florida law says that …

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APR. 14 2017
Florida Mom Pulls Shotgun on Burglar
Florida Mom Pulls Shotgun on Burglar
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Someone breaking into a house may feel pretty tough – until they have a shotgun pulled on them as soon as they open the door. Something that is perfectly legal here in Florida.

 

A Miami Gardens mother made headlines late last month after she was caught on a surveillance camera giving a burglar the scare of a lifetime. Here’s what happened:

 

An alleged thief approached the door in what appears to be broad daylight. When he was finally able to break it down, he immediately started to run in the other direction. Why?

 

Because behind the door …

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APR. 7 2017
Can Having a Dog Be Considered a Probation Violation in Florida?
Can Having a Dog Be Considered a Probation Violation in Florida?
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If you are put on probation, you may simultaneously feel relief and dread. While probation keeps you out of jail, the terms of your probation may trap you in one place for fear of being charged again. The terms of your probation may prevent you from going to church (if you cannot be within a certain distance of facilities that cater to children) or from traveling for extended periods of time (if you routinely have to meet with your probation officer).

 

In one case, a woman violated her probation simply by having a dog. Yes, that’s right, a dog.…

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