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Florida Updates Its Theft Law to Address Porch Pirates and Shoplifting Rings

Florida Updates Its Theft Law to Address Porch Pirates and Shoplifting Rings

Retail theft a crime that has always carried harsh legal penalties in the state of Florida. However, Governor DeSantis recently signed legislation that increased the...

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Governor Replaces Orange County State’s Attorney With a Republican

Governor Replaces Orange County State’s Attorney With a Republican

On August 9, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspended the democratically elected State’s Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit. The State Attorney—Monique Worrell—is a member...

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Florida’s Gaping Fireworks Law Loophole

Florida’s Gaping Fireworks Law Loophole

Each year, Americans across the country celebrate the Fourth of July in style, spending up to a billion dollars on fireworks. Launching airborne fireworks that...

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Florida Innocence Commission Recommends Changes to Photo Lineups

Florida Innocence Commission Recommends Changes to Photo Lineups

Non-standardized photo identification procedures have lead to too many innocent men and women being falsely identified for committing crimes in which they were not actually...

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Florida Considers Changing Ignition Interlock Limits

Florida Considers Changing Ignition Interlock Limits

Florida authorities have been getting tougher on those who drink and drive over the past several years. The state has lowered the acceptable blood alcohol...

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City of Orlando Will Send Mental Health Workers to Some 911 Calls

City of Orlando Will Send Mental Health Workers to Some 911 Calls

To alleviate some of the strain placed on emergency responders and improve crisis response, the City of Orlando is rolling out a plan to send...

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Could Your License Plate Cover Lead to a Fine in Florida?

Could Your License Plate Cover Lead to a Fine in Florida?

Traffic laws are meant to protect everyone on Florida roadways. There are the obvious laws—such as not drinking and driving—that are in place to prevent...

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What Happens If I Don’t Update My Driver’s License Address After Moving in Florida?

What Happens If I Don’t Update My Driver’s License Address After Moving in Florida?

Moving is an exciting experience, but the process can feel like a nightmare. When manifesting a fresh start in a new city, you may forget...

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Interference with Child Custody in Florida

Interference with Child Custody in Florida

The State of Florida prevents an ex-spouse or partner from interfering with the allotted parenting time of the other. Parents who violate these orders could...

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Florida First-Degree Misdemeanor Charges

Florida First-Degree Misdemeanor Charges

In Florida, crimes are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor offenses are less severe than felonies, but create many of the same obstacles as felony...

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Florida Updates Its Theft Law to Address Porch Pirates and Shoplifting Rings
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