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3 common types of white collar crime

3 common types of white collar crime The scope of white collar crime is broad and inventive individuals are creating new forms of white collar crime on a daily basis. However, in the vast majority of cases, these crimes happen through deceit that leads to someone's financial enrichment. If you've been accused of a white collar crime, you may want to aggressively defend yourself against the charges to reduce the chances of conviction… Read more

Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefits

Supreme Court weighs in on division of military benefits The military offers gold-plated benefits tied to the sacrifices of frequent relocation and deployments served far from family. In divorce, these benefits are a common point of contention. What portion of retirement benefits is each spouse entitled to? Is an ex-spouse guaranteed to receive an offset if retirement benefits are waived? These military divorce questions involve federal and state laws. Military… Read more

Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified?

Are drunk driving checkpoints legally justified? In the state of Florida, police frequently set up drunk driving checkpoints where they randomly stop drivers to determine if they might be too drunk to drive. These checkpoints have caught many intoxicated drivers. However, some opponents to the use of DUI checkpoints claim that they are a violation of privacy and unlawful. So the question is, what's the legal justification for drunk driving checkpoints? Why… Read more

Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan

Consider this when making your Florida parenting plan If you and your ex-spouse can work together and come to peaceful agreement on important issues, you could be excellent candidates for shared 50-50 parenting planarrangements. These days, Florida courts are eager to support parents in creating 50-50 plan arrangements so that their children can benefit from spending as much time as possible with both parents. Parenting plans and time-sharing schedules Every… Read more

Build a strong strategy to divorce with confidence

When divorce comes knocking, it affects every area of your life. For those already well established in their careers and well into saving for retirement and other investments, the process can prove quite complex. Still, if you know that it's time to end the relationship, you deserve a fair resolution to the matter, not a trip to the cleaners. If you are the primary breadwinner in your marriage, you… Read more

What is an aggravated DUI?

Florida drunk driving laws and penalties are severe enough as they are, but if you get convicted of aggravated DUI, the penalties are even higher. An aggravated DUI charge usually does not happen unless there are certain "aggravating factors" present. Perhaps you were driving home from a late night at work when a police officer pulled you over for speeding. You were tired, your eyes were bloodshot… Read more

How high school reenactments can teach valuable DUI lessons

For our source article today, we chose a random DUI reenactment story from a high school outside of the state of Florida. The location isn't particularly important, nor is the content of the reenactment all that illuminating to most people who aren't teenagers. However, the trend of these reenactments is the real point of this post. You can search Google right now and find hundreds of stories about… Read more

Don't sit in your car if you're too drunk to drive

A lot of Florida drivers do not know that they don't have to be driving their vehicles to get charged with a DUI. In fact, if you're merely sitting in your vehicle, and parked on the side of the road without moving, you could be cited with a DUI violation if police suspect you are intoxicated. Many drivers, for example, believe that they are being responsible by stopping and pulling over when they… Read more

Police conduct, investigations are key parts to criminal charges

What often gets lost in the conversation about criminal charges is the role police play in the charge. So much focus is placed on the accused individual (or individuals), and a lot of attention is paid to the "horror" of the crime. Outrage is an easy feeling to conjure up when crimes are discussed. However, where is the outrage over police officers that use excessive force? Where is the outrage when… Read more

Punishing nature of the law is a drag on society

Defending people who have been accused of a crime has a stigma attached to it. Many people will immediately think that anyone accused of a crime must be guilty. It is just how some people think of the world. Of course, not everyone accused of a crime is guilty of the charges they face, just as people who may be guilty of committing an offense don't necessarily deserve the full force of the law (or… Read more