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What are Florida’s Solicitation Laws?

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Prostitution is illegal in every state in the country, and Florida is no exception. Like other states, Florida law prohibits anyone from soliciting sex from individuals. The theory behind these laws is that if individuals soliciting sex from people are punished, it will help to eliminate the industry. Whether or not that is the… Read More »

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4 Facts About BUIs in Florida

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Boating is an activity Floridians can enjoy all year round. Boating provides a great form of relaxation and in some cases, drinking alcohol is part of the relaxing atmosphere. However, anyone operating a boat should be careful when mixing alcohol with the activity. Boating while under the influence is against the law in Florida,… Read More »

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Types of DUI Charges in Florida

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Most people in Florida understand that they may face charges of driving under the influence if they are caught driving with alcohol in their system. However, there are many different types of DUI charges in Florida and depending on the circumstances of a case, the penalties may be much more severe than a person… Read More »

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When is Posting to Social Media a Crime?

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The internet has been revolutionary and has allowed people to connect to others in a way that has never been seen before in human history. One of the most common ways people use to connect with others is through social media. While the majority of social media posts revolve around people posting pictures and… Read More »

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Challenging Breathalyzer Test Results

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After being pulled over for a suspected DUI, a police officer will likely ask you to take a breathalyzer test. You are required to take this test under Florida’s implied consent law and if you refuse, your license will be suspended anywhere from one year to 18 months. Whether or not you should submit… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Florida?

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Even with marijuana laws changing all around the country, possession of recreational marijuana is illegal in Florida. Still, Florida’s laws on marijuana have been changing over the years. In 2016, Florida allowed for the possession and sale of medicinal marijuana, and it is fairly easy for Floridians to qualify for the program. Hemp has… Read More »

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Are You Required to Answer Questions From Law Enforcement?

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When people are arrested for a crime, such as a DUI, they often hurt their case before it has even really begun. Police officers ask them questions and without realizing it, people answer them and incriminate themselves or provide answers that law enforcement will later take out of context and use against them. Individuals… Read More »

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Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer in Florida?

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Many drivers are familiar with breathalyzers, even if they have never had to use one. When police officers pull someone over because they suspect the driver is impaired, they will ask the driver to blow into the device to get a reading of the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). If the reading is above… Read More »

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How the Coronavirus can Lead to Criminal Consequences

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The coronavirus is wreaking havoc all across the country, and Florida is facing its own crisis in the wake of the virus. As the state desperately tries to slow the spread, , some people do not seem to be getting the message. It is important that everyone follows the social distancing guidelines, as well… Read More »

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Solutions to the Problem of Witness IDs

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When law enforcement is investigating a crime, it is not uncommon for them to use witness identification to find the offender. This is sometimes done through a photo lineup, or police lineup.. Now, many researchers have found that these witness IDs are not as effective as they were once.. While no one is suggesting… Read More »

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