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Year: 2014

Can I Get Fired for a Florida DUI?

When people are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, it’s not as if their lives come to a grinding halt. Since most people who are arrested for DUI are normal, everyday citizens, they still have bills to pay, children to take care of, and jobs to go to. Considering the fact that most people’s livelihoods are…

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Can the Police Just Stop Me on the Street and Search Me for No Reason in Florida?

Under Florida’s “Stop and Frisk Law” if a police officer comes sees a person under circumstances which “reasonably indicate” that they have committed, are committing, or are about to commit a crime, the officer can temporarily detain them for the purpose of asking their identity and the circumstances surrounding the person’s presence. The law also provides that you can’t be…

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Are Criminal Records Ever Automatically Expunged in Florida?

For adults, Florida does not have an automatic expungement law for criminal records, and no adult criminal history is really even gone once it’s created. Records like booking photos and fingerprints are retained by law enforcement for use in criminal investigations. Additionally, private data-mining companies gather criminal history information for use in background checks, while other companies collect mug shots…

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