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Thirty-Eight States Now Make Revenge Porn Illegal: But What Exactly Is It?

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Throughout the country, the legal community is seeing growing support for a growing initiative known as “cyber civil rights.” In fact, one group has compiled a wealth of information of various states’ laws and regulations on cyber-bullying and harassment. The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative currently reports that 38 states even have laws that make… Read More »

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Understanding Your Rights When Pulled Over by a Police Officer in Clearwater

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The flashing red and blue lights of a Florida police vehicle often strike fear and anxiety in many Florida motorists. You may feel a rush of panic and confusion when you are pulled over and you may not have a proper grasp of your legal rights in this moment. Below is an overview of… Read More »

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Drunk Driver Causes Horrific Accident in Pinellas County

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A deadly collision occurred at the intersection of McMullen Booth Road and Curlew Road in Pinellas County. The collision resulted in one person’s death and eight people suffering serious injuries. The collision occurred when the driver of a Dodge Caliber failed to stop at a traffic light on McMullen Booth Road at the intersection… Read More »

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What Makes for an Unlawful Interrogation?

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The interrogation scene is often the climax of any good police drama or movie. Usually set in a dimly lit room that is sparsely furnished with a table and a few chairs, two cops (invariably one of them is the “good cop” trying to help the cuffed suspect and the other is the “bad… Read More »

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Responsible Social Media Use with Criminal Charges Pending

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Use of social media has reached epidemic proportions. It seems as if everyone has one or more social media profiles on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and they are not afraid to use these platforms and profiles to report to the world on every new development and experience in their lives. Take one… Read More »

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The Risks and Rewards of “Explaining Your Side of the Story”

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It is a scene common to cop dramas and real life alike: a suspect, placed under arrest and taken to the local police station, is placed in a room with a hardened detective. The detective announces to the suspect that the police have information that implicates the suspect in criminal activity: a witness or… Read More »

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Dangers of Handling Your Criminal Case Yourself

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Some Florida defendants will choose to represent themselves in hopes of saving money or under the mistaken belief that the criminal justice system will work to actively safeguard their rights throughout their criminal case. This can be a disastrous decision. It is always the right decision, when facing criminal charges, to seek the assistance… Read More »

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Consequences of Criminal Convictions for College Students

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College is an opportunity to learn, grow, make mistakes and then learn from those mistakes. Some view being charged with a crime while in college or before college as “part of growing up.” It is common for college students (and in some cases the parents of college students) to believe that criminal activity before or during college will not have severe repercussions. This is… Read More »

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Benefits of Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement

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After being convicted of a crime and serving the terms of the sentence most adults assume that their lives will continue on much as before. In reality, once a crime becomes a matter of public record it has the potential to follow you for the rest of your life. Regardless of how far you… Read More »

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Understanding Florida Resisting Arrest Penalties

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Being placed under arrest is a stressful and often frightening event. Complying with the requests of the arresting officer at all times is vital, and failure to follow instructions may result in additional charges. Resisting arrest carries penalties that can severely impact your case. Florida currently has laws in place for resisting arrest using… Read More »

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