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    Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law: An Overview

    The killing of Trayvon Martin shined a spotlight on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. This poorly understood 2005 law seems here to stay. If you’ve defended yourself using force, then you’ll need to know how the law can possibly protect you from prosecution. The Old Self-Defense Law United States common [...]

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    What if I Wasn’t Read My Rights After My Arrest?

    In the federal case of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), the Supreme Court of the United States held that statements made in response to police questioning are only admissible if the accused is first notified of the right to consult with an attorney before and during questioning. The [...]

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    Did You Violate Your Probation?

    Under Florida law, violating one’s criminal probation can come with very serious penalties and consequences. It is also important to note that in probation violation cases, the State—or the prosecution—has a much lower burden of proof than in other criminal cases, and there are fewer procedural hurdles and constitutional restrictions [...]

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    Safe Strategies for Driving in the Rain

    Safe Strategies for Driving in the Rain

    Driving during bad weather, especially rainstorms, presents special challenges and requires additional precaution. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, 46 percent of all weather-related accidents involve driving in the rain. For Floridians, driving in a downpour is a natural occurrence, but there are some strategies to [...]

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    Open Container Laws in Tampa Bay

    Open Container Laws in Tampa Bay: What to Know

    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, [...]

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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 Not Know

    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 [...]

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    I Was Arrested. Who Can See My Arrest Record?

    I Was Arrested. Who Can See My Arrest Record?

    Millions of people have been arrested with the charges being dismissed, or they were found not guilty in a trial. What they usually don't realize is that records of their arrest still remain with local law enforcement, the Florida State Police and the FBI. Anybody can find your arrest record. [...]

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    What Are the Different Business Ownership Structures?

    What Are the Different Business Ownership Structures?

    Starting a business is the greatest accomplishment in many individuals’ lives. It is the moment when all of their hard work, dedication, and passion come together to create something amazing. However, with new accomplishments come new challenges. It is important that business owners understand which type of structure is best [...]

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    5 Things To Know If You Get Arrested For Drug Possession

    5 Things To Know If You Get Arrested For Drug Possession

    Getting arrested for drug possession in Florida is a very serious matter. One of the most common controlled substance charges is possession of pain medication without a prescription, which is a felony charge. Most drug possession charges in the state of Florida are prosecuted as felonies, but each case is [...]

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    What To Do If You're Involved In a Hit-and-Run

    What To Do If You’re Involved In a Hit-and-Run

    If you are involved in an accident in Florida and you don't remain at the scene to examine injuries to person or property, you have committed a "hit-and-run." Continue reading to learn more about hit-and-run accidents and what to do. What are the Consequences of a Hit-and-Run? Your penalties for [...]

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