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Will your medical license survive a criminal conviction?

Being charged with a crime can turn your life upside-down. The idea of going to court and defending yourself is hard enough, but you’ll also be fighting for the right to continue your career. If you’re facing charges, your license to practice medicine may be in jeopardy.

Drug court delivers justice, compassion and opportunity

Drug court started in Miami-Dade County in 1989. Today it is a growing trend in the criminal justice system. If you’re facing non-violent criminal charges due to substance abuse disorder or a drug-related crime, you may be eligible for drug court.

Wal-Mart extorting those it suspects of shoplifting

You’ve been there hundreds of times, it’s just another trip to Wal-Mart. You pick up what you need and check out at a self-service register. Suddenly, an intimidating security officer steps in front of you and accuses you of not paying for everything. You’re only allowed to leave the store after pleading your innocence at length.

Do all ex-cons in Florida have voting rights?

Florida voters made a choice in November 2018 that affected more than 1 million other Floridians. They voted to approve Amendment 4, which gave Floridians with felony convictions the right to vote. This did not apply to felons with murder or sexual offense convictions. But the amendment did include felons who had convictions for other offenses, such as drugs, fraud or assault.

How college students face consequences for drugs in Florida

Drug use of any kind used to be something that people didn't talk about or approve of. However, drug use has become increasingly acceptable in American pop culture. From television shows glamorizing people cooking methamphetamine to the legalization of marijuana in states across the country, attitudes about recreational drug use have changed.

How a guilty plea may impact your career as a general contractor

Not just anyone can make a career working as a general contractor in Florida. Receiving your certification in Florida as a general contractor requires both experience and education, as well as the ability to pass a background test and secure insurance. Skilled contractors working in specialized fields often have an even higher standard to meet.

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