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Month: October 2019

Hemp Legalization is Making it Harder to Prosecute Marijuana Crimes

On Nov. 3, 2019, the NYPD seized a 106-pound hemp shipment bound for a CBD business thinking it was illegal marijuana and boasted about it on social media. Under the recently-approved Federal Farm Bill, hemp is now treated like any other crop. Despite the shipment having all the necessary paperwork to prove its legitimacy, an …

What Happens If I Get Sick On a Florida Cruise Ship?

Every time you turn on the news, it seems there’s another case of cruise ship illness getting reported. Cruises are typically a great way to get out onto the sea, explore new places, and have a great time with friends and family. When an illness occurs, however, the entire trip can go south very quickly.  On …

What Happens If You Get Injured While In The Hospital?

A stay in the hospital can be extremely draining, both emotionally and physically. Afterward, you may still need time to recover from your injuries and the stress that surgery or other medical procedures placed on your body. A stay in the hospital can be made even worse, however, if you sustain an additional injury while …

Rideshare Users Face Challenges when Reporting Sexual Assault

Imagine that you’re working for the gig economy as a rideshare driver to make ends meet. You already have a full-time job, but your student loan debt takes most of your paycheck, putting you in a position where you need an additional source of income to keep yourself afloat. Taking people where they need to …

Do You Need A Lawyer For a Clemency Hearing In Florida?

Being convicted of a crime is an emotional and stressful experience. Sometimes when you’re convicted, certain rights are taken away. In The United States, you can apply for clemency to be pardoned from the offense and regain the rights you lost following your conviction. Being granted clemency is not a quick or easy process. One …

Customs Agent Seizes $72k in Cash at Orlando Airport

In late October, Orlando International Airport seized $72,000 in cash from a traveler’s backpack. The traveler came through the airport but failed to report any amount of cash in his possession to customs. Once the sizeable stash was discovered, U.S. customs agents gave the offender multiple opportunities to report the currency. During the investigation, however, …

Theme Park Employees and Former Educator Face Child Pornography Charges

On Friday, November 8, the Computer Crimes Unit of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17 men on child pornography charges. Among those arrested were two Disney employees and a former Florida educator. The sting was named “Operation Guardians of Innocence: Fall Haul.” According to Polk Sheriff Grady Judd, “The people arrested during this operation …

What the Typical Personal Injury Timeline Looks Like

If you’re familiar with the city of Orlando, there’s much more to it than delicious dining, theme parks, and a hotbed of family-fun activities. Driving along I-4 is a spider web of confusing exits worsened by ongoing construction. Not to mention, the city experiences a spike of visitors from mid-December through early January, when many …

What Happens If You Accidentally Bring a Gun to the Airport In Florida?

It happens all the time. You’re in a rush to get packed for a trip and, inevitably, you forget one of the most essential items. Once you get to your destination and realize what you’ve done, you can usually go out to a store and purchase a replacement. But what happens when you accidentally pack …

How Are White Collar Crimes Treated Differently in Florida Courts

In 2018, there were 389 white-collar crime prosecutions across the United States. One of the most common white-collar crimes is fraud. Examples of fraud include insurance fraud, debt fraud, credit card fraud, and tax fraud. If you’re charged with fraud in Florida, it’s considered a felony. Penalties for felonies include fines up to $10,000, up …

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