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The Reality of Cyberbullying: How to Protect Your Children

Cyberbullying among children is becoming more and more popular given the overwhelming access to technology. Things like body shaming and harassment have become commonplace in schools and on the internet. There has been such a huge influx that online support groups have been created where children can share their bullying experiences.

Accused of a crime? Don't make these mistakes on Facebook

When facing criminal accusations, it is wise to protect yourself and seek a good criminal defense attorney. However, when awaiting trial and sentencing it is important to tread carefully and with caution as to your actions. Some individuals have made grave mistakes in giving themselves away to authorities by use of social media.

How to Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to Have Your Criminal Record Sealed or Expunged in Florida

Having a criminal record is never an easy thing to deal with especially in this society. It can affect an individual in many ways some seen and some unforeseen. Many individuals try to research different outlets in order to get their criminal records sealed or expunged. In the state of Florida, it is prudent to know what the necessary steps are in order to possibly be eligible for expunction or the sealing of your record.

22 Accused of Committing $13.1 Million in Food Stamp Fraud

According the Miami Herald, a recent raid on a poplar flea market has resulted in 22 people being charged in food stamp fraud. If found guilty for taking what amounts to $13.1 million in government issued food assistance, the arrests would be the largest food stamp fraud case in the country to date.

Assets Can't Be Frozen If Not Tied to a Crime, Supreme Court Says

Late last month, the Supreme Court battled it out over the legality of the government freezing money unconnected to a crime. Justice Stephen G. Breyer said the case was a simple one, that the government can confiscate "a robber's loot, a drug seller's cocaine, a burglar's tools, or other property associated with the planning, implementing, or concealing of a crime." However, there is one thing it cannot do and it is this: freeze money or other assets unconnected to the crime.

What You Need to Know About Filing a Motion to Vacate Judgment and Sentence in Florida

Picture this: you've just interviewed for your dream job, and you feel great about it, with the exception of one tiny detail. You've got something on your record. The worst part about it is, the thing that's on your record is an old and minor conviction.

Florida Judge Overturns Practice of Surprise Misdemeanor Convictions

Surprise! You've got a misdemeanor on your record. How could this possibly happen without prior knowledge? Well, in Florida, up until recently, it was in fact possible.

New York City Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit to the Tune of Millions

Robert Logan was recently awarded $3.75 million dollars from the city of New York stemming from a wrongful conviction lawsuit. Logan had been wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years for the 1997 shooting death of Sherwin Gibbons. Logan says he was threatened by police and coerced into signing a false statement. Logan's attorney, Harold Baker, said that his client was "absolutely ecstatic" at the news of the settlement.

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