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Month: November 2020

4 Required Elements for Prosecuting an Embezzlement Case in Florida

Although many people have heard of embezzlement, few know what it entails. Often depicted as a white-collar crime taking place in large companies, the reality is that anyone can commit this offense. At its essence, embezzlement involves fraudulently using or taking someone else’s property after they trusted you with it. If you’re facing embezzlement charges, …

What Constitutional Rights Do Undocumented Immigrants Have?

The current “zero-tolerance” policy toward violation of immigration policy by the Trump administration has led to a call for action to protect the legal rights of immigrants. A clear understanding of how the United States Constitution applies to undocumented immigrants will determine what rights they have when it comes to legal representation, access to the …

What to Do If I’m Pulled Over With a Legal Weapon in My Car?

The majority of Florida gun owners treat state and federal laws regarding their firearms seriously. With recent gun violence in schools and businesses, law enforcement and legislators have begun seizing lawfully owned guns more frequently to get weapons off the streets. Knowing your Second Amendment rights, especially in cases where you legally carry a gun …

I’m Being Investigated for Embezzlement at Work. What Should I Do?

A common reason a person may go from the office to the courtroom is embezzlement. An embezzlement crime is the misappropriation of funds by a person in a position of trust or power. Company insiders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, and even secretaries can often find themselves in trouble if they engage in this behavior. Continue …

Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One Around the Holidays

The holidays are all about giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. It’s a time for gathering together, sharing stories, and indulging in delicious foods. It’s also the time of year for gift-giving—a gesture that expresses appreciation for those you love. Gift-giving is a rewarding experience, especially if it’s for an injured loved one. …

Pursuing Punitive Damages After an Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Almost all personal injury lawsuits result in claims for compensatory damages. In more extreme cases, punitive damages, also referred to as exemplary damages, may be pursued. In Florida, the apportionment of punitive damages is not a straightforward process. It involves a hearing before a trial court to determine whether there is substantial evidence to file …

What Charges Can or Cannot Be Expunged in Florida?

Sealing and expunging are legal mechanisms that prevent public access to a person’s criminal history. In 1995, Florida enacted its Sunshine Law, which grants public access to all non-sensitive government records. While the Sunshine Law benefits Florida residents looking to hold local government entities accountable, they present a roadblock for Florida residents with a criminal …

What Gun Violations Can You Be Charged With in Florida?

In Florida, most gun violations fall under two categories: weapon offenses and weapon enhancements. Weapon offenses occur when a person unlawfully uses, possesses, or purchases a gun. Weapon enhancements involve the use of a gun during the commission of a crime. If you are a gun owner in Florida facing gun violation charges, it is …

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