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Monthly Archives: November 2017


NOV. 10 2017
Know the Reasons You Can Face a Florida Criminal Weapons Charge
Know the Reasons You Can Face a Florida Criminal Weapons Charge
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The state of Florida takes weapons offenses quite seriously. Notably, if convicted of a weapons offense, you will be left with a criminal record that will compromise your employment prospects, ability to find housing, and lead to other detrimental consequences.

 

Unfortunately, many weapons offenses are committed inadvertently by otherwise law-abiding citizens. Therefore, if you are a firearm or weapon enthusiast, it is imperative to understand Florida’s weapons laws in order to avoid being charged with an offense.

 

Unlicensed Carrying of a Concealed Firearm

 

Unlicensed carrying of a concealed firearm is a third-degree felony in Florida, punishable by …

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NOV. 3 2017
The Thin Line between Halloween Pranks and Disorderly Conduct
The Thin Line between Halloween Pranks and Disorderly Conduct
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Pranks abound on Halloween, and many can be harmless fun. Like putting a scary object inside a refrigerator. Or jumping out of a box or trash can to frighten a friend.

 

Sometimes, though, pranks can involve destruction of property, trespassing, or disrupting the peace. With these types of pranks, the fun can end abruptly as those involved find themselves facing charges of disorderly conduct.

 

Because of this, it pays to know what qualifies as disorderly conduct under Florida law. That way, you don’t wind up with a misdemeanor charge for something that was meant to be …

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