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Month: September 2016

States Should Reduce Driver BAC limits to .05%, Says NTSB

Every year the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases its “most wanted” list of ten policies recommended for national implementation. This year, the list includes suggested changes towards the improvement of rail transit safety, the reduction of fatigue-related accidents, and the reduction of accidents due to alcohol impairment. The proposed changes to drinking and driving laws would reduce the legal…

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Domestic Abusers Could Lose Gun Ownership Rights

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-2 vote that individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse can lose the right to purchase or own firearms. According to the majority opinion in the case of Voisine v. the United States, written by Justice Elena Kagan, misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient enough to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession. The plaintiffs,…

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Civil Citations for Juvenile Offenders

During the 1990s, gangs and other organized criminals were exploiting Florida’s youth by getting them to commit violent crimes. The violent crime rate among juveniles in the state was so high that people from all over the world were discouraged from visiting Florida, according to the Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department (JSD). By 1995, there were 20,000 juvenile arrests in Miami-Dade County, reports…

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Overview of White Collar Crimes

What exactly are white collar crimes and what sets them apart from the rest of criminal activities? The term “white collar crime” was coined in 1939, and it refers to nonviolent, financially motivated crimes, many of which are committed by government officials and white collar professionals, but not always. Lying, cheating, and stealing – that’s what white collar crime is all about according…

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Labor Day DUI Miami 2016

The residents of Miami don’t need an excuse to celebrate and Labor Day is no exception. Each year, Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September. This year, Labor Day will be on September 5, 2016, but the party will begin on Friday, September 2nd. As the summer draws to a close, families return from vacation and children…

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