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Author: David W. Olson


FEB. 21 2018
Juvenile Attorney in West Palm Beach | What to Know About the Process
Juvenile Attorney in West Palm Beach | What to Know About the Process
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As a parent, you want to protect your child as much as possible. However, as they get older you can’t protect them from everything. If you find your family in need of a juvenile attorney in West Palm Beach, there are certain questions you may have. Here are some common questions that may shed light on the process:

 

What is the Department of Children and Families?

 

When your child is taken in by law enforcement, the goal is not punishment. Rather, the focus is on rehabilitation. The Florida Department of Children and Families handles legal matters with children …

FEB. 15 2018
Probation Lawyer in West Palm Beach | Types of Probation Violations
Probation Lawyer in West Palm Beach | Types of Probation Violations
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If you’re looking at probation, you need an experienced probation lawyer in West Palm Beach who knows the law. Together, you can make sure that you’re getting the fairest representation and have a vigorous defense on your side. However, while you should follow the stipulations of your probation, should you violate the terms, you need to know what to expect. Keep reading to learn about the types of probation violation:

Technical Violation

 

A technical violation is one of two types of violations. This is when a probationer does not comply with a condition of probation. For example, …

FEB. 9 2018
West Palm Beach Attorney | Do I Need an Attorney?
West Palm Beach Attorney | Do I Need an Attorney?
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If you’re in a sticky situation, or unsure if you’re in one, it is time to consult a West Palm Beach attorney. The law is complex and you have a right to representation. Here are four reasons that you shouldn’t hesitate to contact an attorney in a time of need:

 

They Know the Law

 

From simply knowing local and federal laws to understanding how to find and call on expert witnesses, an attorney can do so much for you that you may not even think of. You wouldn’t perform your own sugery, so why would you go to …

JAN. 24 2018
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
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In our modern age, computers are taking over more and more parts of our life and how we engage with society at-large. So it’s not surprising that criminals are increasingly using computers to commit crime.

 

Some of these acts have been around for a while – people today are just using computers to accomplish them. For example, using chat rooms to lure underage victims. However, computers have also created an entire new class of crimes, collectively defined as cyber crimes.

 

The state of Florida takes cyber crime very seriously, with most offenses prosecuted at the felony level.…

JAN. 12 2018
Your Guide to the Florida Juvenile Justice Process
Your Guide to the Florida Juvenile Justice Process
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If your child has recently been arrested, you may have many questions about how the juvenile justice system works in Florida. The current system can be complicated and lead to serious consequences. In this post, we’ll explain the current system, guide you through the steps, and advise you on how to move forward.

 

Current Juvenile Justice Statistics for Florida

 

For the past five years, juvenile arrests have been steadily decreasing in Florida. In fiscal year 2012-2013, there were 85,495 arrests. By comparison, in fiscal year 2016-2017, 64,824 juvenile arrests were made. Still, many activist groups are trying to …

JAN. 8 2018
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida

Making lewd comments about someone’s attire. Tying sex to job duties or advancement. Touching someone inappropriately. Repeated requests to go on a date.

 

These are the types of things most people think about when they imagine sexual harassment – and with everything in the news these days, it’s difficult not to imagine sexual harassment.

There’s one type of sexual harassment covered under the laws of Florida that no one seems to be talking about right now though: sexual cyber harassment.

 

What exactly is it? How does it work? What are businesses doing about it?

 

Defining …

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 …

DEC. 22 2017
Sexual Harassment Versus Sexual Assault in Florida
Sexual Harassment Versus Sexual Assault in Florida

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 …

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 …

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 …