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Monthly Archives: December 2017


DEC. 22 2017
What You Can Do to Fight Back against Your Florida Probation Violation
What You Can Do to Fight Back against Your Florida Probation Violation
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When you are placed on probation, you will be given a list of probation conditions. Violate one of these conditions, and you may face heavy penalties. The penalties would depend on various things, including the nature of the original underlying charge, the seriousness of the violation itself and other circumstances, such as whether you are facing a first violation.  If it is a second one, you will be perceived to have been fortunate that you were given another chance after a first, and will face the potential for much harsher treatment.

Below we will go over the details of how …

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DEC. 22 2017
Sexual Harassment Versus Sexual Assault in Florida
Sexual Harassment Versus Sexual Assault in Florida
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Sexual assault and harassment have been in the news a lot lately, as more and more alleged victims of powerful public figures come forward to make accusations.

 

It started on October 5, when The New York Times published an investigative report covering sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein spanning the past 30 years, and alleging that he had paid off his accusers.

 

Allegations against actor Kevin Spacey then surfaced, followed by a slew of other famous and powerful men. Notable among the accused are former Today Show host Matt Lauer, comedian Louis CK, and former president George …

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DEC. 8 2017
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?

Since the Florida legislature passed a bill expanding medical marijuana use in our state, many Floridians want to understand more about how the laws have changed and what is actually happening.

 

Things are still evolving and businesses and communities are working out the details, but here’s what’s going on right now.

 

Medical Marijuana It’s the Law… Except Where It’s Not

In 2016, over 70 percent of Florida voters approved the measure to allow medical marijuana use. However, cities can pass moratoriums to limit the placement and number of medical marijuana centers in their municipalities. Currently, Vero Beach is …

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DEC. 5 2017
Fight a Thanksgiving DUI in Florida Like You Would Any Other DUI
Fight a Thanksgiving DUI in Florida Like You Would Any Other DUI
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If you were charged with a DUI this Thanksgiving, you aren’t alone. Many other Florida drivers got DUIs this Thanksgiving, because additional police are on patrol during the holidays.

 

Luckily, you can fight your charges just like you can any other time of year with the help of a qualified defense attorney. For the most part, the strategies your lawyer could employ are the same, but there is one big difference.

 

Below, we’re going to look at some of the most common factors that can positively impact your case, as well as what makes Thanksgiving DUIs a bit …

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DEC. 5 2017
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
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Are you familiar with the computer crime laws of Florida?

 

Most people don’t have a good understanding of what constitutes a computer crime in our state. That’s why we decided to put together this post detailing the two main types of computer crimes (with examples), as well as the penalties associated with different cyber crimes.

 

It starts with the Florida Computer Crimes Act. This act addresses unlawful activity by individuals commonly referred to as “hackers.” Hacking activities include use of another person’s computer or email account without authorization, and with the intent to create widespread damage or take …

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