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Monthly Archives: December 2018


DEC. 20 2018
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving

Reckless driving laws in Florida differ slightly from laws in other stares. Here are the basics surrounding how the law views reckless driving in Florida.

 

The Law

 

Florida has its own version of reckless driving.  Florida Statute 316.192 states, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”  Reckless driving is a criminal offense that can lead to jail, even prison in some cases, depending on whether it’s the first conviction or whether there are injuries or property damage. Careless driving leads to …

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DEC. 13 2018
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Retail Theft in Florida
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Retail Theft in Florida

Retail theft might seem like a minor infraction, but the penalties can be severe under certain conditions. Here are the basic facts surrounding retail theft in Florida.

 

Definition

 

Pursuant to Florida Statute §812.015(1)(d), retail theft means: “the taking possession of or carrying away of merchandise, property, money, or negotiable documents; altering or removing a label, universal product code, or price tag; transferring merchandise from one container to another; or removing a shopping cart, with intent to deprive the merchant of possession, use, benefit, or full retail value.”

 

Consequences

 

Under Florida Statute §812.014, retail theft can be …

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DEC. 6 2018
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Looting Laws
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Looting Laws

Looting is always a problem after a major natural disaster, and some people suddenly think that the normal laws regarding property and ownership stop applying and that anything that’s available can simply be taken.

 

Charges

 

According to Florida state law, the punishment for a crime classified as criminal mischief depends on the extent of the damage committed. If the total amount of damage is less than $200, the offender will be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. If the total amount of damage is …

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