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Tennessee Double-Murder Suspect Found Dead After Confessing Crimes on Facebook

Many Florida residents are accustomed to sharing their daily activities with friends via Facebook and other social media networks. But the darker side of this phenomenon was on display recently when a 22-year-old Tennessee man took to his Facebook page to confess to the murder of two people, including his own mother, shortly before taking his own life. According...

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Traveling with a DUI Conviction on Your Record

A DUI conviction can affect your life in many ways. It can cause you to lose your driver’s license and spend time in jail. Even if you avoid jail time, you may be placed on probation. You may also have to pay a fine and be ordered to take alcohol education classes. In addition, you may lose your job,...

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Recognizing the Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Many relationships are based on love and trust. The two parties involved respect each other enough to not physically or emotionally hurt one another. They do not forcefully push, shove or hit each other, and they do not use or threaten any other type of violence. Some relationships, however, become violent. While men are often the ones accused of...

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Florida Governor Signs Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Drugs are widely used in the United States, but it’s not just illegal ones that are leading to criminal charges and deaths. Prescription drugs have become an epidemic in the country over the past decade. People are living longer and relying on painkillers to help them feel good. The problem with prescription drugs, though, is that they stop working...

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What Is a Car ‘Black Box’ and Can It Affect Me in a DUI Case?

We have all heard about the “black boxes” used in airplanes to record flight data. In the event of a crash, safety officials use the black boxes–which are actually orange in color to enable easier recovery–to assist in their investigation of the accident. Along those same lines, most new automobiles sold in the United States have their own black...

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Consequences of Child Sex Abuse in Florida

Few crimes carry the same social stigma as child sexual abuse. The mere hint of impropriety involving a minor can unravel a person’s career, reputation, and lead to serious criminal charges. Unfortunately, child sex abuse is a serious problem in Florida. According to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, about 44 percent of sexual assault and rape victim are...

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Florida House Bill 477 Targets Opioid Abuse in Florida

The State of Florida is ramping up it’s fight against opioid addiction. Earlier this year, Governor Scott declared a statewide public health emergency against opioid abuse. More recently, Governor Scott signed a new Florida law, House Bill 477, which will impose stricter penalties for those convicted of dealing and using pills, heroin, opioids and fentanyl and the overuse of...

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Steps to Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record in Orlando

When you are convicted of a crime in Florida, not only can you end up paying steep financial penalties and even serving a term of imprisonment, but you can lose many opportunities once you have completed the terms of your sentence. For instance, convictions can prevent individuals from obtaining student loans and other lines of credit, and they can...

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Needle Size Matters: Clotted Blood Leads to Higher Blood-Alcohol Levels

Facing a DUI conviction can be devastating, especially when the charge is only one of several crimes that you have been accused of committing in connection with the DUI charge. When you are charged with a crime related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), how can you be certain that the evidence obtained by law...

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