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Reducing Anxiety Before Your Court Date

Having an upcoming court hearing for your criminal case can be anxiety-producing. That’s understandable. Whether this is your first brush with the law or you have been previously accused of a violation, the justice process can be complex and challenging to follow. Various rules, procedures, and formalities exist concerning when to speak, what you should say, and how evidence can…

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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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Drunk Driving Regulations a Key Issue in New Infrastructure Bill

Drunk driving is a serious issue facing legislators and policymakers. How can you fix something that is different in every case? Finding solutions to these issues can prove beneficial for everyone but difficult to implement. With the passage of infrastructure bill HR 3684, legislators hope that providing additional regulations and safety rules will help save lives. The infrastructure legislation includes…

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Record Clearing Services Denied Because of Outstanding Court Debt

Serving prison or jail time can feel like the biggest obstacle to moving on with your life after a conviction. However, many Americans who’ve completed their incarceration are still living half-lives. For citizens with criminal records, lingering court fees and fines have made it impossible to move forward after serving their time. The importance of clearing one’s record cannot be…

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Can You Get a DUI While Being Stoned in Miami?

Yes. Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Florida and subject to the same penalties as driving while impaired by alcohol or any other drug. You can get a DUI anytime you drive impaired by drugs or alcohol. Worse, you could cause an accident and hurt yourself or others. How Does Being Stoned Affect Drivers? Drivers under the…

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Can I Turn Away from a DUI Checkpoint in Florida?

Law enforcement routinely conducts DUI checkpoints on dates and in locations where drunken driving is expected to be a problem. Usually, this means that you’ll come across a DUI checkpoint around holidays, but you’re likely to find them on any given Friday or Saturday night as well. If you come across a DUI checkpoint, you might want to avoid it.…

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Can I Get a DUI for Prescription Drugs in Florida?

Millions of people living in Florida take drugs prescribed by their doctors every day. It’s a very normal part of everyday life, and for those who suffer medical conditions, their medications may be what helps everyday life feel normal to them. The ubiquity of prescription drugs makes it easy to develop a false sense of security. We believe that taking…

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Congress Introduces Legislation to Expunge Marijuana Record

The Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act was introduced in Congress on December 2, 2021, to encourage local and state governments to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of people who have previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes. Led by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), the bill provides $20 million in cash assistance for…

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The Damage Associated with Making Mugshots Public

After a person is arrested in most states, the police department or county jail may post the mugshot photo online or otherwise make them available to the public. However, this practice can do more harm than good. Mugshots often show people in their worst state, whether they are red-eyed from crying, appear visibly intoxicated, or have cuts and bruises on…

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