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Category: Looting


OCT. 10 2018
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground

The use of stand your ground laws in Florida have been controversial for some time. Here we will go over the basics around this law.

 

What is Stand Your Ground?

 

The enactment of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in 2005 did not create a new type of affirmative defense with regard to the use of deadly force. The principle that a person may use deadly force in self-defense if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm has been the law in Florida for well over a century. …

SEP. 12 2018
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts

There are plenty of rules and regulations surrounding the licensed concealed carry of firearms in Florida. Many people with a license forget some of the most important rules that can land you in jail if broken, however.

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When it comes to carrying a concealed weapon and interacting with law enforcement, there are several simple steps you can follow to avoid legal issues. The biggest one is being very open and clear with police that you have a legal firearm. By making your intentions clear you can avoid placing lives in danger. Keep your hands visible and do …

SEP. 21 2017
Reduced to Looting after Irma? Charges You Can Face
Reduced to Looting after Irma? Charges You Can Face

 

Hurricane Irma was a devastating, record-breaking storm that ravaged our state. In its wake, we find ourselves cleaning up wreckage, waiting for power to come back on, and assessing damage.

 

For many, though, desperation settles in as stores and homes remain shuttered and necessities like gas, food, and water are difficult to come by.

 

Some people deal with these circumstances and wait for places to reopen. Others decide not to wait and are reduced to looting from evacuated properties across South Florida.

 

Looting Fears Become Florida Reality

 

We’ve seen the stories of looters from the …