| Read Time: 4 minutes | Domestic Violence

How Long Can You Go to Jail for Domestic Violence in Florida?

Florida has strict domestic violence laws that allow a judge to send someone to jail for a long time. But just how long you spend in jail depends on the underlying charge. Domestic violence is always charged alongside another crime, such as domestic violence assault or battery—and even some of these underlying charges can be charged as either a...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Violent Crimes

Florida State University Law Processor’s Murder Goes to Trial

In 2014, Daniel Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, was murdered. Prosecutors blame Markel’s ex-wife for his death, but only the hitman who committed the murder and his girlfriend will stand trial. The case went to trial in early October. After a trial that lasted only one day, the jury ruled to sentence Sigfredo Garcia for first-degree...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

White Collar Crimes: A Primer

White-collar crimes are financially-motivated crimes that can occur in almost any professional setting. Most commonly, white collar criminals will launder money, usurp corporate funds, commingle accounts, evade taxes, or commit other actions of fraud and indiscretion. The greatest misconception about white collar criminals is that they include only wealthy persons—while in fact, anybody can be involved in a white-collar...

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