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ANYTHING YOU POST CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU

You may not have realized it, but you’ve been a witness to a crime. ​​ It’s true. There are millions of people posting criminal evidence on social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Tik Tok. For example, there’s a comments sections under videos posted by a lawyer on TikTok, Alex Peter. Folks frequently ask for legal advice, talk about…

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The Canada-U.S. border is reopening! Will a criminal record prevent a visit?

Just after midnight on August 9, 2021, the Canada-U.S. border will finally reopen for recreational travel. This is huge news for people and businesses on both sides of the border, marking the end of 16 months of severe travel restrictions. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and green card holders will finally be able enter into Canada, allowing families to be reunited,…

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MADD Proposes Mandatory IID Installation in Florida

Mandatory IID Installation in FL Would Save Lives, Says MADD Drunk driving deaths in West Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana, and New Mexico have significantly decreased after ignition interlock devices were required for all DUI offenders. Florida may be next. Currently, a first-time DUI conviction with no aggravating factors in Florida does not require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID),…

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Can You Go to Canada if You Have a DUI?

Convicted for DUI or Reckless Driving? Canada May Not Let You In. If you got a DUI or reckless driving conviction in the US, you may want to reconsider your plans to visit Canada, as the country has strict policies on immigration and tourism for foreign nationals who have a criminal record. Canadian immigration officials generally won’t allow foreign nationals…

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Tips for Virtual Court Hearings

How Do I Prepare for a Zoom Court Hearing? Virtual court hearings have become the new “norm” in the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we don’t know when all Florida courts will reopen for in-person hearings, we do know that video conference hearings are the only available option for most defendants in the state. If you were charged with a crime in…

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Is a Hit and Run Worse than a DUI in FL?

Hit and Run vs. DUI Regardless of the circumstances, hit and run charges and DUI charges are both serious. Clients often ask me if one is worse than the other, but the bottom line is each charge alone has damaging consequences. Getting accused of both crimes together is even more devastating. Depending on the details of your hit and run…

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