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    Month: October 2015

    Open Container Laws in Tampa Bay

    Open Container Laws in Tamp...

    In Florida, there are restrictions on possession of an open container of alcohol. The City of Tampa has also adopted open container restrictions that apply to every area within the Tampa city limits. Violations of the Florida law or Tampa ordinance may result in financial penalties. With the holiday season, and accompanying festivities, fast approa [...]

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    What to Know About Synthetic Drug Laws

    What to Know About Syntheti...

    Synthetic drugs are illegal in Florida. The law is simple: if it is synthetic, it is illegal. You cannot buy synthetic drugs, sell them or ingest them. If you do so, you are committing a minimum of a misdemeanor and possibly a felony. Any Synthetic Drug Can Get You Charged In the past, Florida could not keep up with synthetic drugs. As soon as a sy [...]

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    How Can You Prove Premise Liability?

    How Can You Prove Premise L...

    Premises liability law usually involves an injury resulting from an unsafe or dangerous condition on real estate or any improvements on it. The owners can be held liable for injuries to others that occur on their property. Types of Premises Liability Cases Many assume that premise liability cases are limited to slip and falls, or trip and falls. Ho [...]

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    What Is Resisting Arrest?

    What Is Resisting Arrest?

    In Florida, resisting arrest involves non-violent actions to interfere with a police officer's ability to perform a lawful function. According to section 843.02 of the Florida Statutes, "Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer...or other person legally authorized to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful ex [...]

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    Things to Know About Business Entity Dissolution

    Things to Know About Busine...

    Officially terminating a business in Florida is known as "dissolution," and companies must follow dissolution procedures to limit their liability during and after the termination process. Dissolution can occur voluntarily, with an agreement of all those with an interest in the business, or involuntarily through a court order. In either event, anyon [...]

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    Quick Facts About Breach of Contract

    Quick Facts About Breach of...

    If you have entered into an agreement with someone, and that person has failed to perform their side of the agreement, then that person is in breach of contract. Individuals or businesses may go to court to enforce contracts that the other side has failed to fulfill. Below we discuss some facts about claims for breach of contract. What Constitutes [...]

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    What Are the Penalties for Selling Counterfeit Drugs?

    What Are the Penalties for ...

    In most states, including Florida, it is illegal to sell a substance as an illegal drug, even if the actual substance is legal. Selling anything that you claim to be an illegal drug, real or not, is still considered a drug crime. However, as a secondary offense, this is also considered to be criminal fraud based on intent and material, even if you [...]

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    Every state has a few unusual laws in its statutes and municipal codes, and the Sunshine State is no exception. Here are five strange Florida laws.

    5 Florida Laws You Might No...

    Every state has a few unusual laws in its statutes and municipal codes, and the Sunshine State is no exception. You may not be familiar with the following five laws, but they were passed by legislatures or municipal councils and enacted by higher offices. 1 – Chapter 826 on Bigamy All states have statutes that prohibit men and women from having m [...]

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    Can The Police Question My Child Without My Permission?

    Can The Police Question My ...

    Police are not required to contact you or get your permission before they question your child about a crime. In fact, they can begin questioning without your knowledge. Issues could arise about the rights your child might invoke before questioning starts and his or her age at that time. The Right to a Parent Being Present A juvenile has the right t [...]

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    Is Office Surveillance Equipment Legal?

    Is Office Surveillance Equi...

    Surveillance of employees is becoming increasingly more common as employers seek to control workplace behavior, ensure greater efficiency, prevent theft and protect employees. Still, Florida has some limitations on how far employers can go with employee surveillance. Employers Cannot Invade Privacy Surveillance equipment cannot record employees i [...]

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