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Osceola County Recalls More Than 1,500 Probation Violation Warrants

probation violation warrants recalled.pngThe Osceola County Clerk of Court has recalled and quashed over 1,500 outstanding active probation violation warrants according to an administrative order authorized by Judge Frederick J. Lauten on September 18, 2017. The order, which went into effect immediately, includes warrants issued between January 1, 1985, and December 31, 2007.

4 Things To Do Immediately After You Get a DUI

Countdown.png1. You Only Have 10 Days to Keep Your License

After a DUI arrest, your DUI citation serves as a temporary license that allows you to drive for 10 days. Once the 10 days is up, YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED for 6 MONTHS if you had a blood alcohol level higher than .08, or, 1 YEAR if you refused any blood, urine, or breath test. Fortunately, you do have options:

14 Arrested in Lake County Online Sex Sting

lake county online sex sting.JPGThe Lake County Sheriff's Office has arrested 14 people as a result of a recent sex sting. The weeklong operation involved detectives posing as children, between the ages of 13 and 15, online. Acting as potential prey, detectives arranged to meet with the suspects in the Golden Triangle area with the intention of having sex.

8 Social Media Posts That Landed People in Jail

1. I'm so hidden right now

Christopher Wallace had been evading law enforcement for several weeks after stealing a stove from a campsite in Maine. The police had no solid leads, until one Sunday night when they received a tip from someone who stated that Chris recently posted on Snapchat and announced he was back at his Fairfield home.

Supreme Court Rules Sex Offenders Allowed to Use Social Media

Sex-Offender Social Media Ban Thrown Out by Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a North Carolina Law that restricted use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Justices argued that social media has become one of the most important sources of information in our society and restricting access to these sites, even to convicted criminals, would be a violation of first amendment rights. 

We Won Yelp's 2017 "People Love Us On Yelp" Award

We are pleased to announce that Yelp has awarded us with the 2017 "People Love Us On Yelp" Award. This honor is designated for businesses that have consistently provided clients with a great customer service experience based on their history and rating on Yelp. This badge of recognition cannot be requested or purchased, it must be earned through hard work and dedication to clients.

Governor Scott Approves Changes to 'Stand Your Ground' law

Florida Stand Your Ground Law.jpgLast week, Gov. Rick Scott approved a measure that expands protections for self-defense homicide cases under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Senate Bill 128, which shifts the burden of proof from the defendant to the prosecution, was affirmed by an overwhelming majority of the House in April and a vote of 22-14 in the Senate last month.

We Made the SuperLawyers List!

2017 SuperLawyers William Umansky and Zahra Umansky.pngThe Staff of The Umansky Law Firm would like to congratulate Partners, William Umansky, Esq. and Zahra Umansky, Esq. on being selected to the Super Lawyers 2017 list! This will be the 4th consecutive year that William achieved this prestigious honor and the 3rd consecutive year for partner Zahra Umansky.

Florida Criminal Record Sealing Bill is Not What It Seems

When you are arrested in Florida, the details of your arrest become a matter of public record almost instantly. Innocent or guilty, your arrest information and mugshot become publicly available through law enforcement websites, online court records, mugshot publishers, your local news station, and more. In today's age of technology, your reputation can be ruined in less than 24 hours by friends, co-workers, or even enemies who may share your mugshot or arrest details on social media or within their own gossip circles.

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