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Florida man freed after appeal

A Florida man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in 2012, but testimony given by the arresting officer led an appeals judge to overturn the lower court's decision. The accused assailant testified during trial that he was affected by Ambien at the time when he allegedly shot his gun into the air near his neighbors. No one was hurt in the incident, but under Florida law, he was subject to a sentence of 120 years for the criminal charge.

Nevada estate planning can help avoid some litigation

Railroad baron William Clark made vast sums of money at the end of the 19th century. He left behind only one daughter when he died. That woman, Huguette Clark, died in 2011 at the age of 104. She did not have children but left estate planning documents. This and other factors may be part of what led to the probate litigation that is currently surrounding her estate.

Nevada estate planning often includes the use of a trust

In Nevada, it is common for people to use trusts as a part of their estate planning efforts. In most cases, the trust that is created takes ownership of assets that are held for distribution at the time of the death of the creator of the trust or other event. In estate planning documents, the assets can be directed to be given to any number of people or organizations, including universities.

Woman suspected of robbery discovered in jail

Marion County, Florida, authorities discovered a woman who was thought to have robbed two banks when being detained at the Hillsborough County Jail. According to jail records, a 53-year old woman, who is believed to have committed robbery, was taken into custody for driving with a license that was suspended or revoked after being pulled over on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa at around 1:07 a.m. on Nov. 13. She was apparently taken into custody just 12 hours after allegedly robbing a bank on SW State Road 200.

Nevada estate planning can include blended families

In Nevada, there are many considerations as people begin to think about an estate plan. Among those are the need to determine exactly who is considered family, a recent report asserts. This is important, particularly for those who are interested in estate planning for multiple generations. In fact, some may be surprised to learn that only 10 percent of people are successful in passing money through to four generations

Florida man charged for possession after traffic stop

Following a traffic stop on Nov. 5, a man from Okeechobee who was a passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody and charged with three felony possession of a controlled substance charges. At the time of the traffic infraction, he was in possession of methamphetamine, as well as alprazolam and morphine without a prescription. He is currently being held on $7,500 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. The three other occupants of the vehicle were also searched but then released.

In Nevada, estate planning can benefit all involved

Avoidance of taxes such as the estate tax are not the only reasons that people in Nevada should consider estate planning, a recent article asserts. In fact, estate planning for tax avoidance is just one of the many benefits that can be offered by taking such an action. It can also help to ensure that a person is able to have their assets distributed in a manner that they would wish after they die.

Orlando woman arrested for laundering drug money

A 42-year-old woman from Orlando has been arrested on charges that she is part of a violent drug trafficking ring from Jamaica. Police claim her lifestyle wasn't financed by her concert promotion business but rather by the profits from marijuana the ring brought into Central Florida. The group of 50 suspects has been charged with a variety of charges ranging from trafficking marijuana to racketeering.

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