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Why Should I Hire a Private Criminal Defense Attorney During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19 has altered our world like nothing else. War, terrorism, economic struggle, natural disasters, and more have not impacted the world as much as this virus has, and we are not out of it yet. With tens of millions of Americans at home and out of work or working from home, …

Brevard County’s Reluctant to Issue Stay at Home Order for COVID-19

In contrast to many other Central Florida counties, residents of Brevard County have not been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recent reports have surfaced of spring breakers and vacationers on Florida’s Space Coast ignoring federal guidelines to socially distance themselves to avoid the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.  In …

Orange County Residents Ordered to Stay Home to Fight the Spread of Coronavirus

The residents of Orange County, Florida are under orders to remain at home starting on Thursday, March 26, to help stop the spread of coronavirus, with limited exceptions for when residents can leave their home. The order by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings applies to the more than 1.3 million residents who live in the …

Why December Can be a Bad Month in Orlando for Car Accidents

If there’s one thing about the Orlando area in December, it’s that tourists, both foreign and domestic, love the region. They flock here for Central Florida’s theme parks, holiday attractions, and the tropical t-shirt weather. Not surprisingly, as thousands of people arrive, local roads get congested, particularly the highways. With many of the visitors unfamiliar …

Have Ex-Felons Had Their Rights to Vote Fully Restored in Florida?

Last year, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 4, a ballot measure to restore the right to vote to 1.4 million ex-felons who have repaid their debts to society but never had their voting rights restored. As one of just three states in the U.S. that bans convicts from voting for life, a …

3 Things to Know Before Visiting a Florida Inmate

If you have a friend or a loved one in a Florida correctional facility, you might have some questions about what it’s like going to visit them. Visiting a correctional facility isn’t something most people do very often, so it might feel a bit intimidating. But taking the time to visit that friend or loved …

5 Thanksgiving Safe Driving Tips for 2019

On Thanksgiving weekend, families all over the country will be driving to see their families. It’s the beginning of “the most wonderful time of the year.” And along with that, of course, it can be the heaviest time of the year for traffic.  AAA reported that for this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, more than 55 million …

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 …

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 …
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