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February 2015 Archives

Investors important to many young businesses

For some individuals, starting a business is a dream come true. As anyone who has been through this process can likely attest, there are many components that must be addressed to even get the business off the ground. In a previous post, we discussed one of those components—selecting the way it will be formed. In this post we will focus on another necessary element of starting a business. For almost any new business, securing funding is usually a priority. 

U.S. Supreme Court considers felon's firearm possession rights

Recently we posted about a decision of the Florida Supreme Court which would allow a convicted felon to use a firearm for self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" rule. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of a Florida man, regarding the question of whether a person convicted of a felony can transfer his firearms to the custody of someone else if he cannot regain possession of them himself.

Florida Supreme Court hears arguments over definition of sex

Can an act of consensual sex constitute a felony under Florida law? That is the question that the Florida Supreme Court considered recently in a case involving two men who engaged in sex, one of whom was HIV-positive and failed to warn his partner in advance of his condition.

Online travel businesses merge

As the internet has grown in popularity, people rely more and more upon it to accomplish tasks in their lives. This includes bypassing travel agents to plan trips using online websites. Two of the most used sites over the course of the last decade are Expedia and Orbitz. Recently these rivals sought to merge. News sources indicate that the two businesses recently reached an agreement on that deal. The deal is said to be worth $1.34 billion.

The truth about field sobriety tests

If you had a few drinks before getting behind the wheel of your car, being stopped by a police officer can be the beginning of a nightmare. The penalties for operating under the influence in Florida can include fines, license suspension or revocation, and imprisonment. Fortunately, the law offers some protection against police officers stopping you arbitrarily.

The role of the grand jury in Florida felonies

It is probably safe to say that the average person in Tampa would be able to give a pretty accurate response if asked to describe the role played by trial jurors in a case involving a felony charge. If nothing else, most people have watched enough crime dramas on television to know that a trial jury hears the evidence presented by the prosecutors and the defense before reaching a verdict finding the accused guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Domestic violence is defined broadly under Florida law

Charges of domestic violence are extremely serious and can lead to severe consequences both within the criminal justice system and collaterally. The criminal consequences of a domestic violence charge can include arrest, jail time, fines and community service. The potential collateral consequences can be even more far reaching, including personal protection and no-contact orders, family estrangement, embarrassment, employment difficulties, and expensive legal fees.

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