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Do I have to blow for a DUI stop??

November 4th, 2016

In Florida, anyone who accepts the privilege of driving (issued a driver license), is presumed to have given their consent to submit to a lawful request to provide breath, blood, or urine for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content or the presence of chemical or controlled substances (DUI)[section 316.1932 Florida Statutes]. The penalties for refusing… View Article

Do You Suspect Domestic Violence? Be AWARE!

October 27th, 2016

Do you suspect domestic violence? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a serious and preventable crime. It is important to be there and support victims and survivors of domestic violence. An important step in ending domestic violence includes educating the community. The following are 5 things you can do to support a… View Article

Can You Beat the Florida Foreclosure Clock?

July 29th, 2015

Is there a statute of limitations on foreclosure filings in Florida? This has been a very hot topic for the last few years in our courts. As thousands of foreclosure cases flood our Florida court system, a common theme has been risen especially on the older foreclosure filings.  Whereas many cases have a set maximum… View Article

Should I File Bankruptcy?

June 19th, 2015

Well, that answer depends on several things. In our “instant gratification” society many people find themselves deep in debt quickly.  Once over their head in bills some decide to consider bankruptcy protection to solve the problem.  The most common types of bankruptcy for individuals are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.  Chapter 11 is reserved for… View Article

Here’s Your Sign!

June 17th, 2015

Those immortal words of comedian Bill Engvall could not hold truer than with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s this week.  Does anyone remember our Fourth Amendment? In an effort to thwart car burglaries, Deputy Sheriffs are patrolling Pinellas County looking for unlocked vehicles.  When they discover a car with an unlocked door, they open it, lock… View Article

What “Do Not Call” List??

June 9th, 2015

Many small businesses look to increase sales by telemarketing.  This can be a very dangerous and costly endeavor if done incorrectly. The rules and penalties for violating the Florida or Federal rules for telemarketing can be overwhelming.  State penalties can be up to $10,000 per violation and Federal up to $16,000 per violation.  This is… View Article

Are You Policing The Internet To Protect Your Trademark?

May 29th, 2015

Are You Policing The Internet To Protect Your Trademark? With the dawn of the internet there is a whole new set of legal problems with trademark infringement.   The global nature of the internet has opened “Pandora’s box” to anyone, anywhere to view your marketing materials and rip them off! A business owner should make it… View Article

Could a DUI End My Career?

May 29th, 2015

With the ease of information gathering today, a DUI conviction can negatively affect your career.  A DUI charge and/or conviction can show on a background report almost instantaneously.  However, some positions are more sensitive than others.  Jobs considered to be more sensitive than others include working with children, law enforcement, financial [or any position handling… View Article

Business Owners: AVOID These 5 Common Legal Problems!

May 20th, 2015

So, you have a great idea and want to put into action and open your own business, great! – The American Dream. But approaching your new endeavor without proper legal advice can quickly turn your dream into a nightmare. Here are 5 common issues to avoid:

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