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Effective representation for minors facing theft charges

Now that kids across the state of Florida are on the verge of starting another school year, parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While some of this relief will certainly come from no longer having to make daily arrangements, the majority of it will come from the knowledge that their kids are in a safe place where they will better themselves and prepare for the road ahead.

Can probation be transferred across state lines? - II

In our last post, we began discussing the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, the agreement through which the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have pledged to work with one another to facilitate the transfer of supervised adult offenders across one another's borders.

Can probation be transferred across state lines?

As open as you might be to the prospect of probation, it's important to understand that this alternative to incarceration is certainly not without its substantial challenges. Indeed, you will not only have to report regularly to your probation officer, but also complete treatment programs, satisfy financial obligations, fulfill community service hours, and subject yourself to random alcohol and drug testing.

Understanding what state law has to say about recording the police

The next time you interact with a police officer, you may notice that he or she is wearing more than just the usual assortment of law enforcement tools from a radio and notepad to handcuffs and handgun. In particular, you may notice that they are wearing what looks like a small camera.

What happens when stolen property is found at a pawnshop? -- II

Last week, we started discussing how the seemingly simple task of recovering stolen property from a pawnshop might not be quite as simple as most people think. That's largely because state law mandates that pawnbrokers must be afforded an opportunity for a hearing, meaning law enforcement officials are not legally permitted to simply confiscate the item on behalf of the purported owner.

What happens when stolen property is found at a pawnshop?

It's a scenario that's plays out throughout Orlando and across the state of Florida on a daily basis: A person is searching for a high-value item that was recently stolen from them -- computer, smartphone, etc. -- and discovers that it has been sold to a local pawnshop.

How Florida has mistakenly identified people as sex offenders

If you really stop to think about it, your driver's license or state ID card contains a wealth of personal information outside of just your name and address. Indeed, it outlines whether you want to donate your organs in the event of a serious accident, whether you require corrective lenses and whether you have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions.

Understanding what happens when you say no to a chemical test - II

Last time, we discussed how anyone holding a Florida driver's license has already given their tacit consent to submit to chemical tests in the event they are placed under arrest for driving under the influence thanks to the state's implied consent law.

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