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Featured Post: Florida’s Underage Alcohol Laws

Across the nation, the states have enacted strict laws regarding the purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol and Florida is no different. Despite these laws, ...

  • Florida’s DNA Laws

    “Physical evidence is any tangible evidence that can connect an offender to a crime scene. Biological evidence, which contains DNA, is a type of ...

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  • Tampa to Host Sunset Music Festival This Memorial Day Weekend

    This Memorial Day weekend, Tampa is gearing up to host the annual Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium. This electronic dance music festival ...

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  • Lookback Period for a Florida DUI

    Were you convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes? If so, it’s important for you to know that DUIs ...

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  • What Is the Age of Consent in Florida?

    Hundreds of years ago, it was common for people to get married young. It was also common for girls as young as fourteen (if not younger) to marry a ...

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  • Third DUI Gun Restriction in Florida

    Are you facing your third driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Florida? If you own one or more firearms or if you plan to purchase a firearm in ...

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  • Common Types of Financial Fraud

    The victims of financial fraud are known to suffer financial and emotional harm; they can even experience medical problems, such as anxiety, panic ...

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  • Penalties for Marijuana in Florida

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a government agency, “scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids , ...

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  • Is DUI a Deportable Offense?

    In Florida, the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is covered under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes. Under this ...

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  • The Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism Initiative

    Hillsborough County recently implemented a Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism (RIDR) initiative that may help you obtain a lower charge for your ...

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  • Avoiding the Stigma of a Misdemeanor Conviction

    Like other states, Florida’s state-level crimes are divided into misdemeanors and felonies with felonies being the more serious of the two categories. ...

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  • What Shows Up on a Background Check?

    If you have any run-ins with the wrong side of the law, you may find yourself wondering, “Will any of it show up on a background check?” and for good ...

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  • Return of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival

    Who doesn’t love a bit of pirate folklore and festive celebration? The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an exciting time for the city of Tampa. It can ...

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