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Month: May 2019

Grandma Arrested for Possession of CBD

Disney World is everyone’s idea of a dream vacation. Awesome roller coasters, exciting  attractions, and endless fun—it’s a must-experience trip that you’ll remember for a lifetime … kind of like the way a trip to jail is an experience that stays with you forever. But don’t ask us; ask Hester Burkhalter. What started as a …

Do Whatever You Can to Avoid Driving Drunk this Memorial Day Weekend

If you drive drunk, you will be caught. Driving drunk is extremely dangerous, and if you are caught, your life can change forever. This Memorial Day weekend, you should take every precaution to ensure that you do not drive under the influence of alcohol. Every memorial day the police presence is increased, and this year …

Did Orlando Police Officer Violate Policy by Shooting into a Moving Vehicle?

Police officers are authorized to use deadly force in situations where the risk of imminent death or great bodily harm is high. Deadly force, while authorized in those circumstances, is often a complex situation, since the perception of what constitutes the likelihood of great bodily harm can be highly subjective. If an officer believes he’s …

Understanding Compassionate Release

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has a compassionate release program that allows earlier discharge or reduction of the sentence for some eligible inmates. This program demands compelling or extraordinary circumstances that were unforeseen at the time of the defendant’s initial sentencing. Unfortunately, the BOP rarely recognizes the extraordinary circumstances of its inmates and typically …

What Should I Do If I Am Falsely Accused of a Crime?

On any given day, most citizens in Orlando rarely disobey the law outside of minor traffic violations. The notion that they could face false accusations for a crime like theft or violence seems unimaginable. Unfortunately, this general attitude isn’t accurate, and incidents of wrongful criminal charges happen all the time. What do you do if you’re …

Are Liability Waivers Enforceable if You Get Hurt in Orlando?

With gorgeous weather throughout the year, Orlando attracts millions of locals and tourists looking for adventure sports that involve exciting activities like hang-gliding or parasailing. In order to participate, many of the companies offering these attractions require that customers sign liability waivers before participating.  It’s no surprise that many people immediately agree to the conditions …

Understanding a Per Se DUI Arrest

Most people are familiar with the term “per se,” which in Latin translates to “by itself.” While it’s often used in casual conversation, when the term is applied to DUI cases by law enforcement, the use of “per se” is anything but casual. If you’re arrested on per se DUI charges, it’s important to know …

5 Reasons to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Orlando

Orlando area traffic continues to grow as motorcyclists in the state now make up more than half a million of its registered drivers. The importance of wearing a helmet while operating a bike on Florida roads is critical since the state has the fourth highest mortality rate for riders in the nation. This hasn’t deterred …

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