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Monthly Archives: October 2017


OCT. 20 2017
Which Actions Fall under Florida’s Fraudulent Practice Laws
Which Actions Fall under Florida’s Fraudulent Practice Laws
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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, fraud is defined as:

 

“Deceit, trickery; specifically: intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.”

 

Most people tend to think of credit card fraud or tax fraud when they hear the word “fraud,” but under this definition, fraud can cover a wide range of crimes. Let’s take a closer look at some of these crimes and then see what elements are needed to prove fraud in Florida.

 

How “Fraudulent Practices” Work in Florida

 

Chapter 817 of the …

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OCT. 26 2017
Types of Fraud Florida Law Enforcement Watches for After Disasters
Types of Fraud Florida Law Enforcement Watches for After Disasters
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Our country has been overwhelmed with the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Over $100 million in damages have already been reported in Central Florida alone, and that number will only increase as more damage assessments take place.

 

While a majority of hurricane damage claims are valid, some people will undoubtedly attempt to capitalize on the natural disaster by filing a fraudulent claim.

 

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, $108 billion in damages was reported, with 1,800 fatalities. However, there were also 1,300 cases prosecuted for fraud where “people impersonated law enforcement, took personal information from …

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OCT. 13 2017
How to Fight Back against Florida Shoplifting Charges
How to Fight Back against Florida Shoplifting Charges
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Have you been charged with shoplifting in Florida?

 

Typically, people facing shoplifting charges fall into two categories. They either feel like the deck is stacked against them and there is no point in fighting back… or that it is not worth their time and effort because shoplifting is such a “minor” crime.

 

Don’t fall into these traps. There are a number of possible defenses that you may be able to use to battle your charges – even if it seems like a fairly open and shut case. And while shoplifting obviously isn’t as serious as something like murder, …

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OCT. 13 2017
What “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” Means in Florida
What “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” Means in Florida
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In the state of Florida, assault with a deadly weapon is a serious charge with steep penalties. The law, however, isn’t completely straightforward. There are several variances and stipulations that you should be aware of in case you or someone you love ever faces charges.

 

Below, we are going to explain the law in detail.

 

Defining “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” in Florida

 

According to the 2017 Florida Statutes, assault with a deadly weapon falls under “aggravated assault.” An aggravated assault is an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, or with intent …

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