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    The Fight Against Civil Forfeiture

    The Fight Against Civil Forfeiture

    Civil forfeiture is a process in which the police can take assets and property from a person suspected of criminal activity without actually charging them with a crime. The assets taken then go on “trial” and must be proven innocent before they are returned to their rightful owner. While most [...]

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    What is FELA?

    What is FELA?

    One of the more uncommon laws in the U.S. legal system is known as FELA. Short for the Federal Employers Liability Act, FELA is a United States federal law that protects and compensates railroad workers who are injured on the job. Prior to the law being established in 1908, there [...]

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    Floridians May See Medical Marijuana on 2016 Ballot

    Floridians May See Medical Marijuana on 2016 Ballot

    This past November, many Floridians were disappointed when Proposition 2, the amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Florida, failed to pass. The proposition needed at least 60 percent to pass, but fell short by only 2 percent. However, supporters for medical marijuana have already started gearing [...]

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    Can Police Use Something On My Facebook as Evidence?

    Can Police Use Something On My Facebook as Evidence?

    Research shows that as of October 2013, more than 500 million people use Facebook. The popular social media outlet allows users to post statuses, photos and share details regarding their personal life. While Facebook can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, some users essentially [...]

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    How Do I View My Criminal Record?

    How Do I View My Criminal Record?

    Any individual who has ever been arrested or convicted has some sort of criminal record. This record is publicly available and may include anything from felonies to simple traffic violations. If you have been arrested or convicted and have a criminal record, it is important to know what is listed [...]

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    Can I Lose My Assets in a Lawsuit?

    Can I Lose My Assets in a Lawsuit?

    One of the more stressful parts of being involved in a trial can be the feeling of uncertainty for your future. You may fear that you could lose everything—your reputation, your money, and all of your assets. If you are at risk of losing your belongings, understanding what is considered [...]

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    What are the Differences Between Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana?

    What are the Differences Between Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana?

    Marijuana, cannabis and pot are three of the most commonly used names for the plants under the genus Cannabis. Florida is now considering making medical marijuana legal to its residents in need, depending on the results of the November elections. Now that we are faced with this possibility, it is [...]

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    November Vote To Decide Medical Marijuana’s Future in Florida

    This November, Florida could become the 21st state, and first Southern state, to legalize the use of medical marijuana. This law could mean big changes for the state of Florida who, up until recently, banned all marijuana. The decision will be left in the hands of Florida voters, who will [...]

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    What-is-the-Sunshine-Law

    What is the Sunshine Law?

    Enacted in 1967, the Florida Sunshine Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of governmental bodies in Florida. Sunshine Laws provide a right of access to governmental proceedings for both the state and local levels. Basically, think of the [...]

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