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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida Passes Medical Marijuana - What Happens Now?

As almost all Floridians are aware, Amendment 2 was passed this election, giving Florida patients the right to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. The problem is that everyone is wondering, what now? Unfortunately, the best answer to that question is to wait. Despite the passing of this amendment, it still needs to be implemented before patients can freely make use of medical cannabis.

Don't Underestimate The Driver's License Laws in Florida

While it can be easy to broadly proclaim that you would never consider getting behind the wheel without a valid driver's license under any circumstances, it's important to remember that things aren't always so cut and dried.

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