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    • Florida's Hemp Law

      Florida’s Hemp law & Searches based on Odor… Is that marijuana that I smell…or hemp? On July 1, 2019, Senate Bill 1020 a/k/a the “Hemp” Bill became law. Low THC hemp (.3% or less) is not cannabis and ...

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    • Can I Afford to Hire a Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

      This question is asked over and over when someone is arrested and accused of a crime. The Answer is really: Can I afford NOT to hire a good attorney? A criminal defense attorney is not just for cases ...

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    • Can My Teenager Be Deemed a Sex Offender?

      Can my teenager be deemed a Sex Offender? Yes! Imagine that your high school senior son has a new girlfriend; she is a sophomore. Your son is 17 and the girl is 15. If they become intimate, the boy ...

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    • Are You on Solid Ground to STAND YOUR GROUND?

      Our United States Constitution became effective on March 4, 1789. A cornerstone of the United States Constitution is the right to bear arms. The 4 th Amendment to our Constitution enforced the notion ...

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    • Why Do I Have to Mediate My Divorce Case?

      The simple answer is: Because the law requires it. Florida Statute 61.183 gives the Court discretion to require the Husband & Wife / Mother & Father to attend mediation in any case where there are ...

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    • What to Expect During Divorce

      The divorce rate in America is hovering around 40% for first-time marriages. Yet it can be promised that no one going through a divorce ever really planned for it upfront. Even when people create ...

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    • Who Gets the Pet?

      Although pets are family, Courts consider them personal property and distributes ownership accordingly. Florida Courts have held, “dogs must be awarded pursuant to dictates of the equitable ...

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  • DUI
    • DUI ARREST—Can I Get An Independent Blood Test?

      Did you know… if you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you have a right to request an independent blood test. Florida Statute 316.1932 gives an arrestee who consents to a breath test ...

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    • DUI ARREST & YOUR DRIVING “PRIVILEGE”

      Florida DHSMV… The Other Case Against You After a DUI arrest, your head is spinning…. you’ve just been arrested (maybe for the first time ever), you’ve spent the night in a cold, unfriendly jail cell, ...

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    • Equine checkpoints in Florida

      Equine Law/Criminal Law Horse Owners....... Traveling with your horses??? Ω Did you know that the State of Florida has 23 Agricultural Stations? Ω Did you know that you must stop your truck & horse ...

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  • FAQ
    • What Are Your 5th Amendment Rights?

      If you have faced or are facing criminal charges, you have probably been told to learn your Fifth Amendment rights by friends, family, or your criminal defense attorney. But why should you be ...

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    • What to Expect During Divorce

      The divorce rate in America is hovering around 40% for first-time marriages. Yet it can be promised that no one going through a divorce ever really planned for it upfront. Even when people create ...

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    • Tips for Men During a Divorce

      Charlotte County Divorce Lawyer If you are going through or about to go through a divorce , as men, there are a few things to keep in mind. Divorce tips for Men: Prepare yourself financially: Be ...

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    • Grandparent Rights

      Grandparent Rights More and more Grandparents are going for round two of child rearing. More than 160,000 children in Florida are raised by Grandparents. This raises the legal question of "What are a ...

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    • Banks Receive a $308 Billion "Gift" on Home Equity Loans

      While struggling homeowners everywhere are scrambling to benefit from the multi-billion dollar settlement announced earlier this month, four of the powerhouse banks are enjoying an additional bonus ...

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    • Help for Rural Homeowners

      For those of you living in Charlotte County and the surrounding areas, there might be some assistance available if you're underwater on your mortgage. Initially announced on February 1, 2012, the ...

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    • Independent Foreclosure Review Update

      For those homeowners who would like to participate in the Independent Foreclosure Review process initiated by the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, they now ...

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    • What is Marsy's Law?

      WHAT IS MARSY’S LAW? Marsy’s Law is a Florida Constitutional Amendment, Article I, Section 16. It became the law in Florida on January 8, 2019. Marsy’s Law stems from a 1983 California murder case, ...

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    • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Continues to Generate Controversy Across the Country

      The United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage legalization nationwide continues to be a hot topic from coast to coast. Its supporters see it as a historic victory for the LGBTQ ...

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