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Stand December 10, 2018

Recent Developments in Stand Your Ground and Defenses to Weapons Charges in Florida

A new case involving the “Stand Your Ground” statutes is before the Florida Supreme Court.  Love v. State of Florida, Case No.  SC18-747.   Interested persons and associations are paying careful attention.   The issue before the Court is whether the statutory procedure in court for asserting “Stand Your Ground” is constitutional, and if the procedure… Read More »

DUI5 November 28, 2018

Ice Cream Shop Visit Leads to DUI for Florida Man

DUI stops tend to occur when someone is pulled over while driving. Rarely do they result from visits to the ice cream shop, but that was what happened recently in Florida. Instead of a sweet treat, a man got a ride in a police car. The incident happened on October 8 at Royal Scoop,… Read More »

Drugs3 November 27, 2018

Is Florida the Worst State for Drug Rehab Crimes?

Both the beauty of Florida, and ease of entering drug rehabilitation, make the Sunshine State an alluring spot for drug users to seek treatment. With an assortment of treatment options comes an even larger assortment of drug rehab crimes, many which are federal. Florida’s perpetual rehab industry nets billions in insurance payments for owners… Read More »

Fraud2 November 20, 2018

When Does Predatory Mortgage Lending Become Mortgage Fraud?

The FDIC loosely defines predatory mortgage lending as an abusive and unfair extension of credit, though it’s unclear what defines “abusive and unfair”. Some industry experts believe predatory practices are those “which systematically violate loan terms and put borrowers at an unfair disadvantage when defending against those practices”. Predatory practices become mortgage fraud when… Read More »

MoneyLaund November 19, 2018

Breaking Down the Three Stages of Money Laundering

By design, money laundering involves camouflaging profits obtained from illicit activities or exploitation into presumably “authentic” resources. Through a series of “cloaking”, or layering, individuals are able to take dirty money and turn it into legitimate earnings without drawing attention to law enforcement. Common methods of unloading surplus cash obtained illegally involves ‘rinsing’ money… Read More »

WhiteCollar4 November 14, 2018

How to Defend Yourself in Securities Fraud Cases

Thousands of once aggressive stock traders who’ve spent eons allegedly making sound investment decisions suddenly find themselves dubbed as white collar frauds for poor financial choices. These are normally upstanding citizens well-known in financial circles in New York, California, and even rural USA. However, there are those who commit crimes that take investor funds… Read More »

GunCharges2 November 13, 2018

Possible Defenses to Weapons Charges in Florida

Floridians’ rights to bear arms are supposed to be constitutionally protected, and generally they are. Exceptions to that rule include laws that prevent persons with mental incapacities from carrying firearms, felons who cannot own firearms and persons who are unlicensed yet brandish weapons in plain sight. These persons, along with crimes they may commit,… Read More »

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