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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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    Am I Free to Go?

    Am I Free to Go?

    Being stopped by a law enforcement officer can be a very unnerving experience, even if you have no concern of having violated the law. Recent news reports have demonstrated that interactions with law enforcement officers can sometimes, and often unnecessarily, escalate resulting in serious legal charges, confrontations, arrest and sometimes [...]

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    Domestic Violence Statistics in Florida

    Domestic Violence Statistics in Florida

    Domestic Violence is a pattern of aggressive and coercive behaviors that one partner in a relationship uses to gain power or control over the other. This type of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological. The behaviors exhibited in domestic violence cases are intended to intimidate, manipulate, threaten, [...]

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