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Month: November 2012

When Employers Retaliate Against Legal Use of Marijuana

Some states have legalized recreational marijuana use. Other states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes. However, marijuana use is technically illegal everywhere under federal law. So what rights, if any, do employees have if employers retaliate against them for legal marijuana use under state law, which is illegal under federal law? Generally, federal law trumps state …

The Perils of Distracted Driving

We’ve all heard about it, and we “know how bad it is”.  It’s one of those things like smoking and habitually eating fast food –  we know the long-term harm but unless it is put into perspective or something bad happens to us, we can usually look the other way. Over the past years, laws, …

Don’t Get Gobbled Up in a DUI Checkpoint This Thanksgiving

According to the Orlando Sentinel, FHP troopers will be on duty this holiday on a mission to catch Thanksgiving drivers who are speeding to and from their destination. In Orlando, Florida Highway Patrol officers will set up a speed enforcement checkpoints in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 just north of Lee Road. FHP pilots will fly …

Red Light Camera Victims Could See Refunds

If you received a red-light camera in Florida between 2008 and 2010, you may have your fine being refunded to you in the coming months. The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing cities that installed red-light cameras prior to the 2010 passage of a bill authorizing red-light cameras statewide. The bill cleared the Legislature but not have …

Legal First and Second Hand Smoke?

The month of November has been full of change in America, and especially in the states of Colorado and Washington where the legalization of recreation marijuana use is beginning to affect both those who smoke and those who don’t. The statewide legalization of marijuana was voted into effect as the national elections took place. Marijuana …

Pharmacists in Cross-hairs in Florida Pill War

Florida has become ground zero in the war on prescription pills on America’s streets. In recent years, the number of shady doctors and fake prescriptions has soared in the Sunshine State. Law enforcement agencies and the federal government began the process of dismantling a thriving drug industry on the black market by targeting doctors writing …

Prostitution Stings Still Focus for central Florida

Officers in Orange County, Florida performed a sting that resulted in 42 arrests for prostitution and related charges. The two-night sting was executed by the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation in Orlando. Undercover officers portrayed potential customers and arranged to meet the women at local hotels. One woman was arrested twice during the sting, once on …

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Betting on Pee Wee Football

Illegal gambling.  Fines and jail time. 10 Yard Penalty. Repeat 3rd Down. In an idyllic scene that has played out in countless neighborhoods throughout history, children engage in team sports with their proud parents serving as coaches and spectators. On these playing fields players learn valuable life lessons about sportsmanship, rules and working together. More …

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