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Classification of Misdemeanor Crimes and Their Potential Penalties in Florida

Misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies and usually include non-violent offenses and various traffic offenses. They are distinguished from felonies in that the maximum time you can be incarcerated is one year in county jail. Florida has two classifications of misdemeanors, first and second degree. Although not felonies, misdemeanors are still criminal violations and…

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What Information Do You Need for an Initial Consultation with Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you are accused of a committing a crime, you should seriously consider retaining a criminal defense attorney, especially if jail or prison time is a possibility. Also, recognize that a criminal conviction goes on your public record and can cause considerable obstacles in finding suitable employment, advancing in your career, finding housing, obtaining credit…

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Factors that Increase the Risk of Divorce

Divorce in America has become more prevalent over the years. While most people assume the divorce rate is 50%, other observers put it closer to 40%, though most feel that the rate will increase to at least 50% in the near future. This is still below the overall leader, Sweden, where the rate is reported…

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When Does Child Support Start?

Every parent has an obligation to support his or her children. When couples with children divorce or in situations where the parents are not married or living together, then the noncustodial parent can be ordered to pay child support shortly after a party files for divorce or legal separation. In most cases, however, there is…

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Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

Divorces are generally not the most pleasant of experiences. Unless your marriage was short-lived, the spouse or partner with the most assets or who is more financially advantaged often stands to lose the most when it comes to distributing the assets.  In an equitable distribution state like Florida, the parties typically divide the marital assets…

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Florida Drug Classification Guide and Penalties

Drugs, chemicals and other substances that are used to manufacture drugs are classified into 5 categories under federal and Florida laws. The Florida drug classification guide is based on the federal classification guide. The drugs that are listed are placed in these classifications based on their acceptable medical use and potential for abuse as well…