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Monthly Archives: August 2017


AUG. 31 2017
Rage Over Charlottesville Leading to Disorderly Conduct Charges
Rage Over Charlottesville Leading to Disorderly Conduct Charges
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The recent events that took place in Charlottesville have caused Americans all over the country to take to the streets and join rallies and protests. People are protesting for and against Confederate statues, racism, Anti-Semitism, white nationalism, and our current president’s response to the heartbreaking tragedy.

 

While these protests are uniting many citizens, they are also leading to a number of arrests for disorderly conduct.

 

Rallies and Protests around the Country and the Arrests That Have Resulted

 

  • In Durham, North Carolina, eight people are facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges for causing a Confederate statue

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AUG. 18 2017
El Patron and What a Domestic Violence Allegation Can Cost You
El Patron and What a Domestic Violence Allegation Can Cost You
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You know that if you are convicted of committing a crime, you could face serious consequences, such as jail time and expensive fines. However, time and money aren’t the only things that a crime, or even just an accusation of a crime, can cost you.

 

In addition to legal penalties, a criminal allegation can ruin your job, your house, your family, and your good name. When that allegation relates to domestic violence, though, the legal and personal consequences can be even more severe.

 

Let’s look at the recent incident involving El Patron and Paige, two professional …

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AUG. 25 2017
Avoid a DUI in Florida with These Apps
Avoid a DUI in Florida with These Apps
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An arrest for DUI in our state is costly, and leaves you with a criminal record that will compromise your employment, housing, and other prospects.

 

Naturally, no one wants or intends to end up with a DUI, but many times people are unaware of how impaired they are or what their blood alcohol content might be when they get behind the wheel. This is compounded by the fact that alcohol impairs judgment. Worse, even if your driving itself is not impaired, you can still be stopped at a checkpoint and placed under arrest if you’re above the legal …

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AUG. 11 2017
Will You Get Cited or Arrested for Pot? Depends on Where You Live
Will You Get Cited or Arrested for Pot? Depends on Where You Live
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During the November 2016 election, amongst other surprising outcomes, our state voted to legalize medical marijuana for “individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.”

 

These conditions include things like cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other health issues a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would be beneficial.

 

While you can’t get medical marijuana yet, by October of this year, the Florida Department of Health will begin issuing licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers and identification cards for eligible patients and caregivers.…

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AUG. 10 2017
Understanding Three Lesser-Known Florida Sex Crimes
Understanding Three Lesser-Known Florida Sex Crimes
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You probably know most of the more common sex crimes in Florida. Things like rape and prostitution. However, those aren’t the only acts that our state considers sex crimes. There are a number of lesser-known sex crimes that not only still carry the lifelong, devastating consequences of being a sex offender, but sometimes are even committed unintentionally.

 

Before engaging in any kind of sexual act or activity, make sure that you are aware of the laws and know your rights. If you are facing a sex crime charge, consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon …

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