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The Harsh Realities of Solitary Confinement

Imagine that the room around you is a mere six feet wide and nine feet long. The walls around you are stark; a cold, stainless steel sink and toilet your only company. You are delivered daily meals through a tiny slot in the thick metal door that keeps you away from fellow human beings. How do you think you'd adjust to these conditions?

Top 3 Things to Know About Orlando Bowl Game DUIs

Despite widespread education efforts, the number of DUI arrests soars following any major holiday. Most Orlando residents know that Orange County police officers are out in full force on select, festive days. In any given year, St. Patrick's Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are among the top drinking holidays. Police officers also know that, especially in a college town, game days present several opportunities for football enthusiasts to have just a little too much fun.

Attempt to Expand FL Gun Laws Stalls

The Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history before Las Vegas. The shooter killed forty-nine people and injured fifty-eight more in what has been identified as both a terrorist attack and a hate crime. Since the attack, and since five people were shot and killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport months later, several conservative lawmakers in Florida are looking to expand gun rights.

Huge Central Florida Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking Bust, 24 Charged

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation cracked a major drug case after concluding a lengthy investigation into two narcotic trafficking operations. They arrested and charged twenty-four suspects tied to illegal drug activity. Charges included racketeering, trafficking in heroin and cocaine, and weapons charges, among others.

5 NFL Players Known for Gruesome Crimes

The athletes we idolize lead far from perfect lives. Behind the fame and fortune, star football players must still contend with the average problems of daily human existence. On top of that, some players have a criminal background, an aspect of celebrity status fans don't want for themselves. Here are five NFL players who are known for more than their prowess on the field.

Top 4 Holidays with High DUI Rates

The 2017 holiday season is officially upon us. While many of us look forward to reuniting with family and taking some much-needed time off, festive occasions often turn ugly when party guests drink too much and proceed to drive home. Each year, police issue thousands of DUI arrests and drunk drivers cause over one-third of roadway fatalities.

Attorney Zahra Umansky Receives AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Attorney Zahra Umansky has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a 2018 AV Preeminent Rated Attorney. Over that last 120 years, Martindale-Hubbell has earned a reputation as the gold-standard for legal rating services. This distinction is the highest possible rating that an attorney can receive.

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.

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