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Orlando Ranked One of the Top Murder Capitals in America

Although violent crime has seen a decrease nationally, at least according to the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, murder remains a major problem. Indeed, the FBI said reports of murder and “non-negligent manslaughter” increased 1.5 percent from the first six months of 2016 to the same time period in 2017. Pulse Nightclub Attack Causes Orlando...

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How Much Marijuana Can I Possess Before it is Considered a Felony?

How Much Weed Is A Felony in Florida? To many people, marijuana is considered a harmless drug. However, given that the laws vary from state to state, many would disagree. While it may seem as though marijuana is pretty much decriminalized in the United States, some states still have harsh penalties in place when it comes to possession of...

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What is Simple Battery in Florida?

Assault and battery are two crimes that are often related, but they are different. Assault involves the use of threats toward another person. No physical contact is involved. When a person touches another person without his or her consent, it becomes battery. Battery can range in severity from the first-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree felony. You may be forced...

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Fire Chief Being Charged With Trespassing While Duck Hunting

Hunting is a popular activity over the country, especially in Florida, where the weather is beautiful and animals abound. Just like any sport, though, there are rules that need to be followed. When certain rules are not followed—such as hunting on private property without permission—criminal charges may apply. A fire chief from Orlando is facing charges for hunting without...

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5 Orlando Events for Pro Bowl Week

This time of year is exciting for football fans. February 4 marks the 52nd annual Super Bowl. If you can’t wait until February to watch an exciting football game, Orlando residents have the Pro Bowl coming a week earlier, on January 28. The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s all-star game and will be coming to Camping World Stadium in...

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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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Most Popular Legal Drama TV Series

For decades, Floridians have been watching legal dramas on television. Whether you grew up watching Perry Mason or more recently have begun watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, television shows that deal with the law are extremely popular. While these shows do not always “get the law right,” so to speak, they have helped to introduced thousands of...

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Claiming Intoxication in a Criminal Defense Case in Florida

Learning that you are facing criminal charges in Florida can be scary and frustrating, especially when you do not have any recollection of the crime itself because you were intoxicated or otherwise impaired. If you are charged with a crime in Florida but you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time the crime was committed, can...

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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history is barreling its way to Florida. Governor Charlie Crist has declared that Florida is in a state of emergency. During the time of the storm you won’t see police on the roads. Security and electricity will be compromised. Homes and businesses are vulnerable to attack. As a result,...

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