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Families of Pulse Victims Sue Orlando Cop Hailed as a Hero

Families of Pulse Victims Sue Orlando Cop Hailed as a Hero

A tragedy like the Pulse massacre takes just seconds to unfold; yet survivors and families of victims have decided to sue an Orlando police officer, the officers he called for backup, and the city of Orlando over their interpretation of what occurred — and what could have been done — during those fleeting moments. Police …

Young Men Fall Victim to Plenty of Fish Online Dating Scams

According to The Daily Scam, a website that raises awareness about internet scams and online fraud schemes, over 500 men have been reported being affected by a frightening hoax on Plenty of Fish. Plenty of Fish (POF) is an online dating website that can be accessed via a phone app for adult singles. The scam …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. Zahra is a managing partner of the firm, representing clients in …

Osceola County Recalls More Than 1,500 Probation Violation Warrants

The 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. According to the order, these …

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 …

Attorney Brice Aikens Featured in Florida Defender Magazine

Umansky Law Firm attorney Brice Aikens recently had an article on Pre-Trial Release published in Florida Defender Magazine’s Summer 2017 issue. In the article titled, “Pre-Trial Release: The Proof Is in the Pudding“, Brice discusses the rules governing the defendant’s right to pretrial release and the burden the government must overcome in order to hold someone without …

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 …

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