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How Cell Phone Payment Apps Prevent Fraud

How Cell Phone Payment Apps Prevent Fraud

Mobile apps are becoming increasingly popular as more people use their phones and tablets to perform a variety of functions. There are apps available that allow you to do your banking, order online and pay bills. Because mobile payment apps require you to enter sensitive information, such as credit or debit card numbers, account numbers or financia [...]

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Five Product Liability Cases That Changed History

Consumers trust companies to provide the best quality products possible. However, sometimes businesses make faulty goods, and people can get hurt. Fortunately, for victims of defective items, the law does provide some safeguards. Filing a lawsuit may be the only means of getting redress. Although viewed by some as an extreme measure, a lawsuit can [...]

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Legal Options When New Medication Makes You Sick

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 percent of individuals take at least five medications. Adverse drug events lead to significant numbers of emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and many of these situations are actually preventable. An individual who suffers such an event might wonder about the responsibi [...]

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How to Talk to a Police Officer After Your Car Accident

The way you speak to a law enforcement officer after a car accident is important since it is often the officer’s role to determine how the accident occurred and who was at fault. While you may feel traumatized, it is best to respond to the officer’s questions as calmly as you can and here are reasons why. How You Speak Can Be Held Against You [...]

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How Long Does Expungement Take

Have you been in trouble with the law? Perhaps in the past, you made a bad decision or two that led to an arrest or conviction. Unfortunately, these past mistakes generate a criminal record that can impact your future. For instance, in Florida applications for jobs, professional licensing, or housing require a criminal background check. Any crimina [...]

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How to Win a DMV DUI Hearing

(Hint: Hire a DUI Lawyer!) Ten days: it may not seem like a very long amount of time, and it isn’t. However, if you’ve been charged with a DUI and have had your license suspended, that’s how long you have to request the most important hearing of your case: the DMV hearing. This hearing represents your best chance of having your license reins [...]

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About Field Sobriety Tests

Between the years of 2003 and 2012, more than 8,000 people lost their lives on Florida roadways due to alcohol-related crashes, according to state information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of deaths from alcohol-impaired drivers in Florida was higher than the national average, in a nation in which one- [...]

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Three Compelling Reasons to Hire a DUI Lawyer

Florida has the second strictest DUI laws in the country, behind only Arizona. A person who is convicted of a DUI in Florida may be required to install an interlock ignition device even after a first offense, and may have their license suspended for up to six months, be required to pay up to a $2,000 fine, and face of up to nine months in jail. Dri [...]

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THC versus Marijuana Charges in Florida

In the last decade, 11 states have legalized recreational marijuana use (as of July 2019) and many other states have legalized medical marijuana or decriminalized marijuana possession. Legalization has resulted in many advances in available forms of marijuana, including a product called THC oil. To create this product, THC oil is extracted from [...]

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How Will Valid Marijuana Medical Cards Change Criminal Charges?

Florida residents who are on probation after a criminal conviction are subject to random drug screenings. Even if that person holds a valid medical marijuana card, they can sometimes face penalties if a drug test detects THC in their system. As of June of 2019, there were 237,729 Florida residents approved for medical marijuana use, which means it [...]

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