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Visiting a Family Member in Jail in Pinellas or Hillsborough Counties

Both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties provide a couple of options for visiting a family member in jail. The hours, services, and rules vary slightly from county to county. Below are some of the basics …

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Florida DUI Checkpoint Law – What All Drivers Need to Know

While police generally must have probable cause to pull you over, DUI checkpoints are the exception. Police have the right to stop motorists so they can identify drunk drivers. However, motorists have …

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Florida Cocaine Laws and Penalties

Florida imposes severe consequences on individuals who the state convicts of possession, distribution, and trafficking. In this article, we will familiarize you with Florida cocaine laws; penalties for …

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What to Do if You Get Pulled Over for DUI in Florida

Law enforcement arrested over 40,000 people in Florida for DUI in 2014, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It is important to know your rights and what to do if you get pulled over for DUI to …

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Florida Statutory Rape Law: What is age of consent?

Florida statutory rape law makes sexual relationships between persons of certain ages illegal, even if both parties are consenting. Learn what the law says about age of consent, close-in-age laws, and …

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Changes to Florida Death Penalty Law

The Florida death penalty law has recently undergone major reforms that leave matters up in the air for current inmates on Death Row. In Hurst v. Florida (March 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that …

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

Florida Statute § 316.062 requires drivers who are involved in an accident to stop, provide their information, and render aid to injured people. Leaving the scene of an accident in Florida before you …

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DUI Driver’s License Suspension in Florida: Your License Could Be Suspended Twice

When an officer arrests you for DUI, you will actually have two separate and distinct cases pending against you: an administrative case and a criminal case. Each one can result in a driver’s license …

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Florida Marijuana Laws and Penalties

Despite the ongoing grassroots and lobbyist efforts to legalize marijuana, cannabis is still a controlled substance in Florida; possession, sale, and trafficking carry penalties such as imprisonment and …

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Florida 10-20-Life Law Changing: State Finally Does Away with Rigid Gun Penalties

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 228 that put a stop to the rigid Florida 10-20-Life law. And it is about time, too. The law was a longtime target of criticism for its strict and …

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