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Florida Likely to Become First State to Shift Stand Your Ground Immunity to Prosecutors

Hotels to be Held Accountable for Keeping Quiet about Sex Trafficking

A record-breaking 72 million people traveled to Orlando in 2017. While it’s safe to assume a big chunk of those visitors come for the mouse ears, rampant tourism has a dark side. As a top destination for leisure, Orlando takes third place for the number of calls per capita to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, …

The Umansky Law Firm Participates in The Second Chance Foundation of Florida’s Event

Second Chance Foundation of Florida held its annual scholarship luncheon at Bucca Di Beppo on Thursday, May 3. Three lucky high school winners were awarded book scholarships to their college. The winners were from Timber Creek, East River, and Ocoee high schools. These amazing ladies will be our future leaders. Thanks to our sponsors who …

What to Do if You are Accused of Sexual Assault

A false sexual assault allegation is the reporting of assault without any proof. Sexual assault cases are rampant; the false reporting of these cases is a minuscule fraction of the total assaults reported each year. According to a study published in Violence Against Women, false allegations make up 2%-10% of all reported sexual assault cases. …

UK Family of 4 Dies in Titusville Car Crash

A family of four visiting Central Florida from Bristol, England recently lost their lives in a tragic collision in Titusville. A young couple and the driver’s parents were traveling back to a rental home after a trip to the Kennedy Space Center when the GPS navigation system rerouted them to avoid congestion. The family, traveling …

In a Historic Move, Florida Suspends 10-20-Life Rule

Just two years ago, a person in Florida could fire a warning shot away from an intruder and face twenty years in a state prison. Florida’s “10-20-Life” law imposed mandatory minimum sentences for felonies involving guns, regardless of the details of the case. Judges were completely barred from using their discretion to issue a sensible …

When a Massage Becomes a Crime

DISCLAIMER: This blog was written to inform the general public of the recent events that have occurred at popular massage parlors around the country. The information presented was gathered from multiple legitimate news sources, linked throughout the blog and again at the end. According to an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation, as of November 2017, over 180 …

Volusia County Sheriff to Charge Parents Fines for Threats

Teenagers in one central Florida county have gone too far, according to a disgruntled sheriff. Sheriff Mike Chitwood of Volusia County has proposed issuing steep fines to parents of students who invent school shooting threats. He believes holding the parents accountable will put an end to their proliferation and force parents to be more involved …

Teen Auto Theft Spirals Out of Control in Pinellas County

Teens in Pinellas County have brought the notorious game Grand Theft Auto into the third-dimension. An epidemic of underage kids strikes every night, stealing cars and going for joy rides. In the process, they destroy the cars they steal, risk their lives, and endanger others. On occasion, they die in the process. The issue has …

8-Year-Old Boy Killed by Pickup Truck in Central Florida

Orlando police investigated an accident involving a pickup truck driver and an eight-year-old boy on a bicycle. The truck driver struck and killed the boy on a Wednesday afternoon near Conway Road and Michigan Street. The driver stopped and collaborated with law enforcement. It is unclear whether he faces charges at this time. The accident …

Central Florida Police Take Gun from UCF Student’s Home

Just one week after Governor Rick Scott signed into law tighter gun restrictions after the Parkland shooting, the city of Orlando petitioned for a “risk protection order” against a UCF student deemed a threat to his community. By filing the petition, police were able to take a handgun from the home of the 21-year-old student …

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