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    Month: September 2014

    How-Do-You-File-a-Personal-Injury-Claim

    How Do You File a Personal ...

    When suffering from an injury due to an accident, you not only have to cope with the physical trauma, but also the financial burden. However, if your injuries are the result of another’s negligence, they are responsible to compensate you for any medical bills, loss of wages or emotional trauma. Here are the steps to take if you wish to file a per [...]

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    Can-My-Child-be-Charged-as-an-Adult

    Can My Child be Charged as ...

    In 2011, Dontez Tillman, who was 14-years-old at the time, murdered a homeless man behind a Pontiac bar. Tillman’s case became national news when he was not only charged as an adult, but became the youngest person ever to be sentenced to life in prison. Tillman is not the first minor to be charged as an adult; in fact, many circumstances can lea [...]

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    Definition-of-the-Week-Medical-Malpractice

    Definition of the Week Medi...

    Having surgery to amputate a leg is terrifying enough, but imagine waking up and realizing the doctor amputated the wrong leg. This was the scary reality for Florida resident, Willie King. In 1995, King, who had a diabetes-related circulatory disease, underwent surgery to have his right leg cut off below the knee. King’s surgeon, Dr. Rolando Sanc [...]

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    Misdemeanor-vs-Felony

    Misdemeanor vs Felony

    Criminal charges are divided into two types: felonies and misdemeanors. Like every state, Florida has its own unique classifications and definition to determine what crimes are felonies or misdemeanors. It is important to understand the differences between misdemeanors and felonies, as it could mean the difference between a simple fine and serious [...]

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    What-is-the-Punishment-for-Possession-of-Marijuana-in-Florida

    What is the Punishment for ...

    The laws and punishments for drug possession in Florida can be quite severe. This includes the possession and usage of marijuana. While Florida has recently passed a bill allowing medical marijuana low in THC and high in CBD for patients with serious medical conditions, marijuana is still illegal for the majority of Floridians. Actual Possession vs [...]

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    What-is-the-Sunshine-Law

    What is the Sunshine Law?

    Enacted in 1967, the Florida Sunshine Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of governmental bodies in Florida. Sunshine Laws provide a right of access to governmental proceedings for both the state and local levels. Basically, think of the Florida Sunshine Law as certain rules that require [...]

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    Definition-of-the-Week-Expungement

    Definition of the Week: Exp...

    A criminal record can have serious effects on your life, both present and future. When applying for a job or a new apartment, a prospective employer or landlord will often ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime. If you have to answer yes, they could potentially shy away from hiring you or allowing you to live on their premises. However, in [...]

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    Definition-of-the-Week-Subpoena

    Definition of the Week: Sub...

    A subpoena is a request for the production of documents. It is also a request to appear in court or any other legal proceeding. A subpoena is essentially a court-ordered demand, such as to testify or provide information to help support the facts that are at issue during a pending case.  The word “subpoena” translates to “under penalty.” B [...]

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    Differences-Between-Premises-Liability-and-Product-Liability

    Differences Between Premise...

    Manufacturers, business owners and landlords have the legal obligation to provide the public with safe products and properties. Being injured due to the negligence of others may leave you facing large medical bills, emotional distress and loss of wages. Product and premises liability laws protect the rights of the injured and entitle you to compens [...]

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    Explaining Florida DUI Laws

    Explaining Florida DUI Laws

    A DUI is classified as an offense in which an individual over the age of 21 drives impaired with a blood or breath alcohol level of 0.08 or more. For those who are facing a DUI under the age of 21, the consequences can be more severe. There is zero tolerance for underage drinking and driving, so a police officer is able to arrest a minor with a bre [...]

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