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Monthly Archives: July 2017


JULY  27 2017
Understanding Hate Crime Charges in Florida
Understanding Hate Crime Charges in Florida
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Hate crimes are a serious charge in any jurisdiction, but Florida has recently passed legislation to crack down on hate crimes, both enhancing penalties and broadening the definition of what constitutes a hate crime in our state.

 

Because of this, it is absolutely vital that you understand how hate crime charges work here. What constitutes a hate crime? What are the consequences? How can you defend against charges? Below, we’re going to provide an overview.

 

What Does It Mean to Commit a Hate Crime in Florida?

 

A hate crime is defined as a criminal act that …

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JULY  21 2017
4 Defense Strategies to Beat Florida Drug Possession Charges
4 Defense Strategies to Beat Florida Drug Possession Charges
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Both nationally and right here in Florida, law enforcement is once again cracking down hard on drug crimes, even minor ones. It is now more important than ever that you know your rights and how to fight back if you find yourself charged.

 

Below are some of the defense strategies that you may be able to use if you get arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

 

Whether or not you should use any particular strategy is something that you should discuss with your lawyer, because what is best for you will depend on the particulars …

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JULY  12 2017
New Law Says That Bitcoin Is Money Laundering… Now
New Law Says That Bitcoin Is Money Laundering… Now
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The Florida legislature recently revised its financial laws, stating that Bitcoin can be used for money laundering. Previously this was not the case – because Bitcoin was not regarded as actual money.

 

Here’s an explanation of how the laws have changed and what this means for you.

 

Understanding Bitcoin and How It Can Get You into Trouble

 

What is “Bitcoin”? A bitcoin is a form of digital monetary exchange that is accepted as a payment method by many legitimate websites such as Amazon, Overstock.com, Target, Expedia, and Dell. However, bitcoins can be difficult to define …

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