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Tennessee estate planning good for all income levels

Nevada is known for high stakes gambling and adventure. This type of lifestyle has drawn many to our state over the decades. Some become wealthy as a result of the risks that they take. Those individuals, along with their less adventurous counterparts, are among those who should consider estate planning, a recent article notes.

Florida Supreme Court throws out drug trafficking conviction

Taking to task police who did not check every bag of suspected cocaine in the possession of a 32-year-old Florida man, the Florida Supreme Court threw out the conviction of drug trafficking. The charges of drug trafficking will be lowered to drug possession after the court ruled 5-2 that the Jacksonville man could be tried only for possessing the bags that were tested and came back positive for cocaine. His drug trafficking conviction led to a 15-year prison sentence, but a drug possession conviction brings a maximum sentence of five years.

Man faces drug charges after being pulled over on his ATV

A 30-year-old Florida man faces multiple charges after being pulled over while riding his All Terrain Vehicle, or ATV. During the incident, a detective allegedly found him to be in possession of several illegal items. According to the detective's report, the man was found to be carrying a weapon, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Estate planning in Nevada: long-term care planning issues

In Nevada, people begin to estate plan for reasons that include the need to care for themselves and their heirs when they die. What they may not consider is that there are estate planning tools that can be customized for use while an individual is still alive. These include powers of attorney, healthcare directives and trusts designed to pay for long-term care costs.

Six charged in Florida meth bust

Six people were charged with felony drug trafficking and possession on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 8. The sergeant of the Okeechobee County Police Department said that the six people who were taken into custody were not connected with the people who were arrested last week for cooking meth in an Okeechobee home. However, when asked about the increasing number of meth charges lately, the sergeant stated that the use of meth is on the rise because it has become easier to make. Now people are able to cook in almost an hour, but the price of it has remained the same, resulting in larger profits for the manufacturers.

Nevada estate planning includes trusts and wills

Ensuring that an estate plan is complete is an important step for people in Nevada. A review of all of the estate planning documents that are in place will help to ease any concern that there are assets that have not been covered or that there are beneficiaries designated who should be changed. This step, one recent report asserts, should be taken periodically.

In Nevada, an estate plan is a good idea for many reasons

An interesting case from another state may make people in Nevada consider the need for estate planning. The case involves a man who suffered a severe brain injury while in surgery that left him in what is described as a vegetative state. Now, a court case has ensued that could have a potential out come on his estate and its assets.

Florida shopkeeper charged with selling synthetic marijuana

On Sept. 20, police in Pinellas Park charged a 62-year-old man with selling synthetic cannabinoids to investigators. Law enforcement officials claim that after receiving complaints from citizens about shop employees selling the drug, they initiated an undercover sting to catch the man in the act. They further allege that the man sold the drug known as Spice to their agents multiple times. He was charged for being in possession of 237 packets of the drug, which was only recently made illegal in the state.

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