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Month: July 2015

Will a criminal record stymie your travel plans?

While sitting down to plan a trip abroad is undoubtedly a very exciting proposition, it also stands to be a lot of work. That’s because you have to make sure you have a host of items taken care of ahead of time, including plane tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, tour plans, currency exchanges, vaccinations and …

Out-of-state DUIs and your driver’s license

Unlike other areas of the country, Florida’s tourist population does not depend on the calendar. Indeed, our year-round warm weather coupled with our beaches, theme parks, golf courses and endless attractions, means the Sunshine State always sees a steady supply of tourists. Of course, with this large tourist population comes more arrests, as people sometimes …

Posing your pooch as a service animal is now a crime

A few weeks ago, our blog discussed how 130 new laws were scheduled to take effect here in Florida on July 1, highlighting those we felt were important for people to be aware of and those that we found exceptionally entertaining. While there has been relatively little discussion since the majority of these new laws were …

What happens when stolen property is found at a pawnshop? — II

Last week, we started discussing how the seemingly simple task of recovering stolen property from a pawnshop might not be quite as simple as most people think. That’s largely because state law mandates that pawnbrokers must be afforded an opportunity for a hearing, meaning law enforcement officials are not legally permitted to simply confiscate the …

What happens when stolen property is found at a pawnshop?

It’s a scenario that’s plays out throughout Orlando and across the state of Florida on a daily basis: A person is searching for a high-value item that was recently stolen from them — computer, smartphone, etc. — and discovers that it has been sold to a local pawnshop. While the person’s natural reaction is simply …

The 5 Most Unique Drug Trafficking Techniques

Drugs that make their way into the United States follow the simple rule of supply and demand, being that no matter how many resources you use to stop the supply, drug traffickers always find a way to meet the demand. Last year the US seized almost 2.5 million pounds of marijuana and almost four thousand …

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