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Month: August 2020

Unlawful Assembly Charges for People Protesting Police Violence in Orlando

The recent waves of protests and peaceful rallies in Orlando have raised many questions concerning the law and the right to protest. With demonstrations occurring all over Center Florida in honor of George Floyd and other victims of racialized police brutality, many Florida residents are being arrested and charged with unlawful assembly while attending these …

Can My DUI Be Expunged in Florida?

Getting a DUI can be a traumatic and regretful experience. When law enforcement pulls you over and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures at a level of .08 or higher, then you are illegally operating your vehicle and will face harsh consequences.  However, if you were pulled over and arrested for a DUI, but never …

Can a Manager Refuse Service Over Refusal to Wear a Mask?

Many places all over the world are enforcing the use of face coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail businesses, grocery stores, and gas stations have signs in their windows that say, “No Mask, No Service.” Generally, most of the public has complied with mask regulations. Others, not so much. Countless videos have gone viral …

Can My Smartwatch Be Used as Evidence in My Personal Injury Claim?

Advances in technology and telecommunication have spawned the proliferation of electronic accessories. These do more than tell time—they pack all the technological innovations of a smartphone into a wearable device. You can make calls, track your steps, and check your pulse from your smartwatch. This groundbreaking tech is transforming healthcare and fitness, among many other …

Boy Injured at Water Park in Orlando Highlights Dangers of Water Parks

On June 14, 2020, a 9-year-old child was found unconscious by authorities at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water Park after riding the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides. As of this writing, no information has been submitted regarding the child’s injuries or what caused them. Although there are limited details available, this water park …

How Difficult Is It to Get My Criminal Record Removed in Florida?

Having a criminal record for an arrest, a conviction, or both will pose many obstacles in your personal and professional life. Any time a background check is conducted, your criminal record—including any misdemeanor or felony convictions, pending cases, or incarcerations—will be revealed. Fortunately, depending on the nature of your crimes, you might not have to …

Frequently Asked Questions About Boating Under the Influence

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading cause of fatal boat accidents. Each year, Florida has the most boating fatalities nationwide, one-third of which result from alcohol use. Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious offense. In Florida, law enforcement agencies have increased their efforts to enforce BUI laws. If you …

What to Know About Police Body Cameras in Florida

Police departments nationwide have incorporated body-worn cameras as part of their protocol. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that in 2016, around half of the country’s police departments required body cameras on their officer’s uniforms. Since then, more police departments nationwide have incorporated body-worn cameras as part of their protocol. Body cameras are …

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