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Will My Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed If My Spouse Wants to Drop The Charges?

I have been asked this question by many people over the years. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer as it really depends on several important factors. First, it depends on the jurisdiction where the arrest occurred and how aggressive the State Attorney Domestic Violence Unit is in that county. Second, it depends on what the …

What You Need To Know About Florida’s New Laws

In the Florida, lawmakers passed 279 bills during this year’s assembly. 161 of these bills took effect July 1st, the start of fiscal year. Some of the areas influenced by these new laws include property taxes, school bullying, and criminal punishment, as well as a few other items that affect everyday life for some residents. …

Florida Death Penalty Found Unconstitutional: What Happens Next?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Florida’s death-penalty practice, concluding that Florida’s current system, in which the jury’s recommendation is combined with the final decision of the judge, violates the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment. In an 8-1 determination, the court overturned several previous opinions that had upheld the system. Now, Florida’s death penalty scheme is …

Florida Death Penalty Found Unconstitutional: What Now?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Florida’s death-penalty practice, concluding that Florida’s current system, in which the jury’s recommendation is combined with the final decision of the judge, violates the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment. In an 8-1 determination, the court overturned several previous opinions that had upheld the system. Now, Florida’s death penalty scheme is …

Florida Gambling Laws Set to Renovation

Lately, there has been discussions about reforming the gambling laws in Florida. In fact, it is only a matter of time that new policies will be implemented regarding how racetracks and jai alai frontons are operated. As they stand right now, the current laws are hard to understand and do not contain clear definitions on standards. Thus, …

Florida Shooters are Still Walking Free

State legislators sold “Stand Your Ground” as a legal protection for law-abiding Floridians who were forced to defend their family and property. House speaker Will Weatherford stated he wouldn’t be opposed to legislation changing Florida’s controversial self-defense law, as long as the state’s law enforcement advised that changes are needed. But at the 2013 Florida …

Joining the NRA to Overturn Teen Gun Restrictions

A person may join the armed services as young as seventeen with parental consent. In that service, the person will be trained in the use of automatic weapons and may well wield them in the defense of this nation. However, a 1968 federal gun ban on adults ages 18 to 20 prevents the same individual …

The Future of Gun Laws in Florida

The state of Florida has always been at the top of the list for the number of criminal offenders that are convicted and serving time in prison. Florida has many gun laws, not necessarily strict, which has caused non-violent offenders to have sentences that are 167 percent over the national average. The gun laws in …

Domestic Violence Statutes Scream for Reforms

Orange County, Orlando is known as one of the most dangerous counties in the U.S. for Domestic Violence victims. After years of this reputation, high-level officials in the judicial system and the community met together to improve the situation. The Domestic Violence Commission announced that after four months of research, there are some amendments that …

Death of Unborn Child Warrants a Separate Criminal Charge

A bill making the death of an unborn child a separate crime from an offense against the mother has passed the Florida House. H.B.759 passed on a vote of 74-43 on Thursday and includes the provision that criminal charges would apply even if the perpetrator did not know the woman was pregnant. A similar bill has …

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