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Vehicular Homicide vs Vehicular Manslaughter

A Florida driver whose negligent or reckless actions cause a death faces potential criminal liability for one of two related, but different crimes: vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter (also known as DUI manslaughter). Under longstanding Florida case law, a driver cannot be charged with both crimes for the same death. Rather, if state’s a [...]

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Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Petersburg

What is a Personal Injury Attorney?

A personal injury lawyer is a type of civil litigator who provides legal representation to individuals who have been physically or psychologically injured as a result of negligent acts or wrongdoings of an individual, a company, government agency or other entity. Even though personal injury lawyers are trained and licensed to practice in virtually [...]

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Rohom Khonsari Attorney in St. Petersburg

Our Very Own, Rohom Khonsari, Was Featured in ABC’s Action News Segment

Every week, Sarina Fazan interviews local politicians, leaders, and newsmakers for the ABC Action News segment, “10 Questions.” The interviews aim to give viewers insight into the lives of those who shape the Tampa Bay Area community. We were honored to have our very own founder and managing partner, Rohom Khonsari, featured this week’s ABC n [...]

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What is the Youthful Offender Act in Florida?

What is the Youthful Offender Act in Florida?

The Florida Youthful Offender Act was originally passed in 1978. The act was passed in order to help improve the chances of successful reentry into the community of young criminal offenders who have served jail time. Brief History This act was originally passed in order to improve the possibility of rehabilitation of younger criminals by preventing [...]

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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Florida

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Florida?

The Florida Supreme Court has placed medical marijuana on the November general election ballot after hundreds of signatures were collected supporting this addition. If this proposed constitutional amendment passes by at least 60% of the vote, state health officials will need to sort out several and necessary details before distributing medical mari [...]

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What should I do if I am in a car accident

What Should I Do If I’m in A Car Accident?

Even though we don’t wish this on anyone, at some point in time, most people experience what it’s like to be in a car accident. The accident may simply be a bump in the parking lot, or it could end up in a more serious collision where people are injured. In any case, knowing how to react to a car accident will improve the outcome for everyone i [...]

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Rohom Khonsari Represents Teen Client in National Media Case

A recent study by the Pew Research Internet Project found that 94% of US teens use some form of social media site. It’s no surprise that the Internet plays a large role in many of our lives, and while the Internet can be beneficial, it can also be detrimental. With the use of social media on the rise, cases involving Internet use are prevalent in [...]

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DePuy Injury Lawyer St. Petersburg

DePuy Update

Following DePuy’s agreement to the proposed settlement for ASR hip implant devices, the company promptly created a website to handle the registration and enrollment of claimants by the April 1st, 2014 deadline. The website is managed and operated by the US ASR Settlement Program Claims Processor, Brown Greer, PLC, and it dictated the deadlines an [...]

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DUI Attorney in St. Petersburg

Affluenza

“I am not responsible for my behavior because my parents didn’t hold me accountable for my behavior. I never really learned that my untoward actions have consequences. Therefore, I should not be held accountable now—or at least I should be held less accountable than someone who experienced first-hand that undesired behavior has negative conse [...]

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Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Petersburg

Supreme Court to Consider Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from the government’s unreasonable searches and seizures. In order for authorities to conduct a search, they must first present a magistrate with probable cause and obtain a search warrant that particularly describes the items to be seized. After a lawful arrest, however, police may conduct a search the p [...]

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