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May 2019 Archives

4 Criminal Charges You May Face Due To A Bar Fight

You're at a bar to unwind and enjoy some time with friends and family. Maybe you're there to watch a sporting event, relax, or just let loose. Whatever the ocassion, when alcohol is involved, bar fights can happen unexpectedly as tensions rise between friends and often strangers.

Texting While Driving Just Got More Dangerous in Florida

Texting while driving has always been frowned upon for obvious safety reasons, but due to a new law that's been passed in Florida there's even more of a reason not to text and drive. On May 17th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill making it a possible for law enforcement to stop and ticket drivers who are caught texting. Under the previous law, drivers on their phones could only be cited if they were pulled over for another violation first.

4 Things You Need To Know About Florida's Criminal Justice Reform Bill in 2019

On Friday, May 3, Florida's state House of Representatives passed a 296-page criminal justice reform bill during the last day of the legislative session. This criminal justice reform bill had been months in the making covering a bevy of topics that were due for an update in the state of Florida. While many proposed changes didn't make it completely through, the changes that did pass are considered a small, but nice victory for the criminal justice system in Florida.

What's The Difference Between A State Crime and A Federal Crime?

Illegal acts come in a variety of different situations and severities. Crimes can range from murder to theft, drug use, rape, assault, or forgery to name a few. Depending on where the crime takes place and the type of crime it is, you could be charged by the state (in this case Florida) or by the federal government if the crime meets certain criteria.

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