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Month: July 2021

What Should You Do If You’re Accused of Business Fraud?

Fraud is considered a form of theft that deceives others while extorting compensation and money from unsuspecting individuals. Florida laws take fraud very seriously, and those accused could face harsh repercussions. While there is an increasing number of cases dealing with fraud and theft, there are just as many falsely accused.  Consequences for business fraud …

Orlando Detectives Arrest over 50 Alleged Fentanyl Dealers after 9-Month Operation

Fentanyl is an opioid prescribed by a doctor for a patient who is experiencing ongoing pain. Unfortunately, as with most opioids, Fentanyl is highly addictive and can lead to a severe addiction problem down the road.  With Florida’s fentanyl overdose death toll being higher than that of the national average, it was unfortunately not a …

5 Household Items That Could Cause Injuries if They’re Defective

The United States has one of the largest consumer markets in the world, making the average American home a collector of household goods. When someone buys a product, they assume that the item is working and adequately performs its function. However, there are many instances where trusted devices are defective and cause harm to the …

What is Considered a Valid Excuse for Missing a Court Date in Florida?

  If you have been told to appear in court, it is best to consider it a demand andnot a suggestion. While there are times when it is not mandatory that you actually appear in court, like a minor traffic ticket that can just be paid, most of the time it is in your best …

How to Prevent Being Tricked into a False Confession

Criminal confessions have always been the strongest indicator of guilt. However, once DNA started being used to prove guilt, light shone on just how common wrongful convictions and false confessions are. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA evidence, reports that 26% of wrongful convictions involved a false …

Amusement Park Rides Can Fail. Here’s What You Should Do Next

Millions of people worldwide visit Central Florida every year to visit one of our multiple amusement parks. From riding roller coasters to eating churros, visiting a theme park should be a fun experience. Guests should not feel an immediate threat of danger. However, two teens in late March went through a frightening experience at Old …

When Does Self-Defense Become a Crime in Florida?

Self-defense is a legal defense an attorney may use under certain circumstances when their client faces criminal charges. For example, pointing a gun at someone and intentionally pulling the trigger is an unlawful act. However, that act might have been self-defense if you had a reasonable belief that the other person would severely or fatally …

Catalytic Converter Theft Rises in Central Florida and Throughout the United States

It seems that there is an increase in catalytic converters thefts not just in the Central Florida area but around the country. Since mid-March, a wave of these thefts swept through Volusia, Flagler, Lake, Marion, and Seminole counties. These converters are easy to take off cars, and thieves can steal them within two and three …

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