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March 2017 Archives

1 of 3 co-conspirators sentenced in fraud case

A Florida man who worked at a doctor's office has been sentenced for his part in a scheme to steal patient information to use for making fraudulent credit cards and filing false tax returns. The man's scheme started in January of 2015 and continued through July of 2016. During that time, the trio of defendants stole the information for thousands of people.

Will my job be in jeopardy after a DUI arrest?

When potential clients ask us questions about representation for drunk driving offenses, a common concern is whether they will lose their job. As with many legal questions pertaining to DUIs, it depends on the individual circumstances surrounding each person’s situation. For example, an employer may not even know that you were arrested over the weekend and spent a night in jail. However, if you drive for a living, you may have to undergo a series of evaluations before an employment decision is made.

Sessions vows to get 'criminals with guns off the streets'

"We need to take criminals with guns off the streets," said newly-confirmed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions at a recent presentation for state, local and federal law enforcement officials. "We need to put bad people behind bars."

Will Florida expand drug laws to increase punishment?

Florida law already makes a concession for cocaine and heroin suppliers to be charged for murder if their drugs are involved in a drug overdose death. This law does not expand to drug peddlers or low-level drug dealers currently. But with a new legislative session upon us in the state of Florida, that rule may be expanded to include such lower-level individuals.

US DOJ: Sex offenders have low recidivism rates

There is a misconception out there that people who are registered sex offenders are extremely likely to commit a crime again. This recidivism rate has been touted to be as high as 80 percent. In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States cited this statistic in a 2002 case that involved the many restrictions placed on sex offenders.

Officers alter crime scene, arrested for tampering with evidence

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about an evidence vault exploding in a freak incident that is now under investigation. The explosion ruined evidence in a number of cases which are no being reviewed. The cases may not be able to proceed without the evidence.

Analyzing solicitation charges in a criminal context

Solicitation in a criminal context means that you declare your intent to do something. You may encourage or demand that a certain criminal act is done. This constitutes solicitation, and you often hear it used in the context of a prostitution charge. Solicitation is also used in the context of online solicitation.

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