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White collar charges must be swiftly addressed

White collar crimes can lead to very serious penalties. In many cases, there is a lengthy paper trail present. If you are facing this type of charge, you need to seek out legal assistance as early as possible. In some cases, a person's desire to be found not guilty might result in them doing things, such as trying to cover evidence, that can lead to more criminal charges.

Don't make the mistake of trying to hide evidence or thinking you can handle the situation on your own.

Central Florida sophomore arrested on weapons charges

A 19-year-old student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando was arrested recently when police found a fully automatic AR-15 in his car. The car was parked in the lot at his on-campus dorm, according to authorities.

Campus police launched an investigation after they got a tip that he had a device that can convert a semiautomatic rifle into an automatic one.

Beware of having a few drinks during the game and driving home

In a recent blog post, we discussed the case of the man who is being returned to Florida from Ireland to face criminal charges for an accident that claimed the life of a passenger in his Maserati. Authorities noted that the man was intoxicated when the accident occurred. His case brings up an important point – you can't just ignore drunk driving charges and think that they will go away. We are here to help you address these charges.

This weekend is one that is going to be filled with parties, thanks to the big game on Sunday. If you are planning on heading out to one and enjoying alcohol this weekend, make sure that you think about this man's situation as you make your plans. You need to find a designated driver or make other plans to get home after the party.

Are you on the Keto diet? You could face arrest for DUI

When it comes to choosing a healthy way of eating, you have several choices. You could go vegan, paleo, vegetarian or keto, among others. After doing your research and talking to other people, you settled on the keto diet. You liked the food you could eat and began to notice positive changes in your body, so you stuck to it.

Then, you decided to have a "cheat day" and enjoyed a drink after work with friends or family. On your way home, a police officer pulled you over. Perhaps you were going a bit too fast, failed to completely stop at a stop sign as you turned or made some other seemingly minor traffic mistake. In any case, the officer smelled the drink you had on your breath and asked you to step out of the vehicle.

Man being brought to Florida from Ireland after DUI accident

A man was involved in an alleged drunk driving accident in Florida. He was 23 years old and he had a 22-year-old woman in the car with him. The Maserati went out of control, hitting a pole and a fence and then rolling after leaving the road.

The man lived through the accident, but his passenger did not.

Here's why you can be honest with your attorney

You get accused of a white collar crime, a type of financial fraud. You're worried about your freedom, your career and your family life. You never thought this would happen to you and you understand how serious the stakes are.

When talking to your legal team, though, you're wary about what you say to them. You know that people who talk to the police sometimes make mistakes and accidentally incriminate themselves. You're careful with everything you say and you even hold some things back.

You can commit assault without causing harm

People often try to defend themselves against assault allegations by saying they never touched the person. They never hurt them. No one suffered any injuries.

This shows a fundamental misunderstanding regarding the legal definition of assault. Battery is the term most often used for physical harm. Assault happens when you simply threaten someone or make them fear for their safety. You do not have to carry out that threat. If they believe you can, it's still assault. It becomes assault and battery if you then follow through, but it's assault either way.

How age and the odds of a drunk driving arrest relate

If you're wondering about the sheer odds of getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you may need to look no further than your age. Statistics paint a fairly clear picture of who gets involved in drunk driving incidents.

To keep things simple, let's take a look at the connection between age and fatal DUI accidents. Of course, remember that many people get DUI charges after just a minor accident or without getting in an accident at all, but looking at these stats still helps to show you the overall picture with an age-based perspective.

Facing accusations of health care fraud

As a Florida medical professional, you are under the scrutiny of many agencies, perhaps the insurance industry most of all. You may spend a great deal of your own time handling your practice's insurance billing, and over the years you may have watched the mountains of required paperwork grow higher with each new regulation. Many of these the government and insurance industry established to fight fraud.

Fraud in the health care industry is not uncommon, and you may know of respected practitioners who became entangled in the lure of making extra money to the detriment of their reputations, careers and freedom. In fact, if you have recently learned that you are under investigation for committing fraud, you may have legitimate concerns for your own future.

What makes a fake qualify as a forgery?

You've heard that forgery is illegal, but you're a bit unclear on exactly what that means. What do you need to avoid?

There are two basic qualifications that can make a fake document a forgery. They are:

  1. The document is false in some intrinsic way
  2. The writing has legal significance

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